After a fortnight's testimony on operations of the Teamsters Union in Tennessee, Arkansas' seasoned John McClellan was fed up. Snapped the chill-eyed chairman of the Senate Labor Rackets Investigating Committee:* "I do not think even the committee was prepared for the shocking pattern of viciousness, lawlessness and disregard for the laws of the land to which many witnesses have testified here." Sample testimony: Nashville Teamsters negotiated contracts with pile-driving fists; Knoxville Teamsters dynamited truckers who refused to bargain without NLRB elections; Chattanooga Teamsters bombed, burned and escaped the consequences by passing $20.000 in bribes that, by strong inference, influenced...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!