LABOR: Opulent Teamsters

Dissidence within the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is not rare; indeed, it is to be expected in the nation's largest union, which has 2.3 million members ranging from over-the-road truck drivers to nurses and policemen. But a report last week by the Washington-based Professional Drivers Council (PROD), a small but increasingly vocal organization of reformist Teamsters, amounts to one of the strongest indictments yet of corrupt, self-serving and autocratic Teamster leadership.

Though it comes not quite a year after the mysterious disappearance last July of former Teamster Boss Jimmy Hoffa, the 177-page PROD report does not dwell on the union's...