LABOR: Attracting Money and the Mafia

No union has been so often investigated and exposed as the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America. As far back as the 1950s, it was dissected by the Senate McClellan committee—which later branded it a "hoodlum empire"—and thrown out of the AFL-CIO as a pariah unfit to live in the house of labor. Since then, it has been the target of endless grand-jury investigations and many exposes of Teamster-Mafia deals, and some of its officers have been jailed; James R. Hoffa ran the union from a cell in...

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