Labor: Revolt Against Jimmy

By a study of his career, no one would ever guess that Harold Gibbons, a vice president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was any thing but a true-blue fan of Jimmy Hoffa's.

A tough fellow with a talent for talking like a college professor, Gibbons, 53, teamed up with Hoffa in 1948, by brains and brawling turned his St. Louis local into a key link in Hoffa's chain, became a leader of the Teamsters' powerful Central States Conferences. He worked tirelessly to smooth over the trail of disputes Hoffa left behind him, served as Hoffa's top propagandist, eventually was...

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