Unions: Brock Takes a Gutsy Stand

Brock Takes a Gutsy Stand

Delegates to the international convention of the powerful Teamsters Union are not used to sitting through scoldings from their guest speakers, especially from one appointed by a President who has twice won their endorsement. But a scolding is precisely what some 2,000 Teamsters representatives got from Labor Secretary William Brock as they gathered in Las Vegas last week. Listing "mobbed-up locals" and "pension-fund abuse" as just two of the union's problems, the Labor Secretary bluntly declared that the Teamsters have "lost a great deal of public trust." Brock, who served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1977 to 1981,...

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