LABOR: Rogues' Gallery

Four Republican and three Democratic Senators last week signed the most scathing bipartisan indictment of a large segment of U.S. organized labor to come out of a congressional committee since the unions hit their heyday under the New Deal. In an interim report based on 16,000 interviews by investigators, testimony by 486 witnesses at hearings and 17,485 transcript pages, a special Senate committee headed by Arkansas Democrat John McClellan freely used such words as "plunder" and "hoodlums," "gangsters" and "thievery" and "collusion," and "crime against the community." Major finding: "Union funds in excess of $10 million were either stolen,...

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