LABOR: Into Exile

Among the high-living union bosses spotlighted by the McClellan committee last summer was the Bakery and Confectionery Workers' creampuff-plump President James G. Cross, who had spent union dough lavishly for personal expenses, including upkeep of a girl friend several times convicted as a tart. After studying the testimony, theA.F.L.-C.I.O.'s rock-firm President George Meany ordered the 160,000-member union to get rid of Cross or else. Last week the Bakery Workers' Cross-bossed executive board balked at the order. Meany & Co. promptly suspended the union, sending it to join Jimmy Hoffa's Teamsters in exile from the housecleaning united labor movement.


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