Labor: Let's All Help Jimmy

If there is any such thing as a cinch bet, it is that James Riddle Hoffa will be overwhelmingly re-elected president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters at the union's Miami convention next month. But Jimmy is not the sort to take any chances: his headquarters admitted last week that an "independent" committee (headed by Hoffa lieutenants) had sent letters putting the bite on the union's 3,000 fulltime staff members for $25 each "to defray the election campaign expenses" of Jimmy and Secretary-Treasurer John English.

If everyone kicks in (and they had better), the total will come to $75,000. "You...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!