Labor: Tony Pro Takes a Tumble

Next to Jimmy Hoffa, there is no terrible Teamster whom Bobby Kennedy's Justice Department would rather put away than Anthony ("Tony Pro") Provenzano, 46, the chunky, highly paid boss of Local 560 in Hoboken, N.J. As counsel for the Senate Rackets Committee in 1959, Bobby himself first put the national finger on Tony by quizzing him about payoffs from trucking officials in return for labor peace. When court-appointed federal monitors supervised the Teamsters for a time, Provenzano was one of three officials they ordered Hoffa to fire. Instead, Hoffa elevated Tony to...

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