Truckin' Along

New boss for a defiant union

The presidency of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters may well be the most powerful union post in the U.S., but it has its hazards. Two of the last three Teamster bosses, Dave Beck and Jimmy Hoffa, were sent to prison on corruption charges. After his release, Hoffa vanished, presumably rubbed out by the Mob. Says Jackie Presser, a Teamster vice president: "That chair isn't a throne, it's an electric chair." His point:

the leader who fails to attack corruption fast enough gets indicted by the Government; the chief...

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