LABOR: Heads on Their Shoulders

The Queen turned crimson with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, began screaming: "Off —with her head! Off—" "Nonsense!" said Alice, very loudly and decidedly, and the Queen was silent.

Alice in Wonderland

Like Lewis Carroll's splenetic Queen of Hearts, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' President James Riddle Hoffa is addicted to off-with-their-heads attacks on his enemies, who are legion. But as happened with the Queen, the intended victims still seem to keep their heads on their shoulders.

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