THE CONGRESS: The Great Labor Debate

It was the roughest, bitterest brawl of the 86th Congress. Into Washington poured sacks full of mail from the folks back home. Lobbyists swarmed through Capitol corridors. Worried Congressmen cussed, consulted and conspired. Moving toward a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives was the year's most intensely debated legislation: a labor bill aimed at ending the racketeering and hoodlumism that had become all too evident in some unions, especially the mighty International Brotherhood of Teamsters under its president, James Riddle Hoffa. The House had three choices before it:


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