LABOR: Hoffa on the Horn

Sitting in the driver's seat of his rough-and-ready Teamsters Union, Jimmy Hoffa last week set out full blast to run down the mild-reforming Kennedy labor bill, which rolled through the Senate (TIME, May 4) and is due up soon in the House. While Hoffa's aides in Washington were buttonholing Congressmen in an effort to kill or soften the bill—aimed principally at the Teamsters' own flagrant abuses of power—Boss Hoffa popped into Nashville to blow the horn not only on the legislation but on his archenemy, A.F.L.-C.I.O. President George Meany. There, before a surprisingly thin crowd of Teamster members, Hoffa...

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