Teamster Talk

Should the boss be prosecuted?

Man bites dog. Soviets say yes. Teamsters Union president escapes indictment because he is an FBI informer. The third of these imaginary news flashes might seem the most farfetched, yet it is the one that could come true.

Five men have headed the nation's largest union (current membership: 1.8 million) during the past quarter-century. Three— Dave Beck, Jimmy Hoffa and Roy Williams — were convicted of federal crimes. Now there is an argument within the Justice Department about whether prosecutors should continue to urge a fed eral grand jury...

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