LABOR: Closing In

From two sides, the law closed in last week on Teamster Boss James Riddle Hoffa. Items:

¶ Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell made prompt use of the brand-new labor law to invoke the provision barring anyone convicted of a major crime from holding union office for five years after conviction. In a speech to an A.F.L.-C.I.O. convention in San Francisco, Mitchell announced that he had ordered Hoffa to report within ten days on what his convict-studded union is doing to comply with the provision.

¶ The Board of Monitors, set up by U.S. District Judge F. Dickinson Letts in early...

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