LABOR: Hoffa Steps Down-- For Now

For weeks, top Teamsters had been nervously waiting. Would their tough little boss Jimmy Hoffa run for the presidency of the union again, even though he is still serving a 13-year sentence for jury tampering and pension-fund fraud in Lewisburg (Pa.) Penitentiary? Last week the word finally came down: he would not. Making the announcement in the Teamsters' ornate Washington headquarters, Hoffa's son James, a Teamster lawyer, said that his father was bowing out in favor of the union's acting president, Frank Fitzsimmons.

Plainly relieved, the Teamster executive board voted unanimously to...

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