LABOR: Hoffa for President

Squat, shrill-voiced Midwest Teamster Boss James Riddle Hoffa, 44, barreled into Chicago last week and kicked off his campaign to succeed discredited Dave Beck as president of the 1,400,000-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters, biggest, most muscular union in the U.S.

To 600 of the far-flung Teamster brass summoned for the show, Jimmy Hoffa looked like more of a boss than ever because he had just beaten federal charges that he had tried to plant an agent on the Senate's McClellan committee investigating labor racketeering (TIME, July 29). As Reformer Hoffa, he took the rostrum to propose: 1) an...

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