LABOR: Beck's Goodbye

Dave Beck finally tumbled to what other people in and out of labor have known all along: his Fifth Amendment appearances before the McClellan Senate investigating committee had done him in as president of the 1,400,000-member Teamsters Union. After a secret meeting with Teamster vice presidents last week, Beck announced he would retire in September. Dave also announced he would summon an executive board meeting in mid-June, raised the interesting possibility that he might step down even before September.

Much credit for removing the ugliest stain on the labor record was due the Teamsters themselves. The proof by McClellan &...

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