THE CONGRESS: The Persuader

In its 30 months of poking through the scandals of Top Teamster Jimmy Hoffa and his pals, the Senate rackets committee thought it had uncovered all possible varieties of union rough stuff and muscle flexing from A (for assault with a deadly weapon) down to Y (for yelling from the witness stand—see Investigations). But it missed the last letter, until Z turned up around the House of Representatives recently in the form of a hard-boiled Hoffa lobbyist. His name: Sidney Zagri.

Zagri's job is to kill the labor-reform bill inspired by the Hoffa...

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