A New Driver

Teamster power rolls on

"To all those who say that it is time to reform this organization and that it is time for the officers to quit selling out the members of this organization, I say to them, 'Go to hell!' "

With those defiant words, issued at his union's 1976 convention in Las Vegas, Teamster Boss Frank E. Fitzsimmons underscored the brass-knuckles philosophy of union management that ruled supreme during his decade-long tenure as president of the U.S.'s largest trade union. Fitzsimmons' death last week in La Jolla, Calif, of lung cancer at age...

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