LABOR: House in Order

In Atlantic City's Convention Hall last week, 879 delegates representing the massive A.F.L.-C.I.O. met with scarcely more than one piece of meaningful business to act upon. The big organization (more than 15 million workers) was clearly a disordered house, thanks to the loss of public confidence in trade unionism engendered by revelations of corruption in the Teamsters Union and other unions. The business: whether or not to boot out the mighty Teamsters (1,400,000 claimed members), who had arrogantly elected Tough Boy Jimmy Hoffa their president (TIME, Oct. 14). Under the relentless prodding of President George Meany, a tough guy...

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