LABOR: Congratulations

On the surface, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters seemed to have acquired a new respectability. It had shed its convicted longtime president Jimmy Hoffa and elected a colorless and apparently untroublesome union veteran, Frank E. Fitzsimmons, to replace him. And there was Nixon Administration Labor Secretary James Hodgson on hand at the Teamsters' convention in Miami Beach to congratulate the new leader. Nixon sent a warm letter of "appreciation for the contributions" the union had made "to our way of life."

But the union also had just raised its dues, and had given...

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