LABOR: Big Plans

James Riddle Hoffa, ninth vice president (of eleven) of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is a tough, resilient man who can slide on his face in a stable and come out smelling like honeysuckle. Three weeks ago he defied what looked like an open-and-shut case against him to win acquittal on charges that he tried to plant an agent on the staff of the Senate's McClellan committee investigating labor racketeering (TIME, July 29). Last week he turned up cockily for a San Francisco meeting of the Teamsters' constitution revision committee, there unloaded some of the grand schemes that he...

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