OF CASH AND CAREY

A FEDERAL PROBE INTO THE TEAMSTERS LEADER'S CAMPAIGN IS WIDENING BEYOND THE UNION

Last year, as Bill Clinton was breezing to his re-election victory, another celebrated incumbent was fighting for his job. Ron Carey, the reform leader of the Teamsters union, had become the darling of the labor movement--and the labor press--during his five-year tenure. But working Teamsters, who had seen no significant pay or benefit increases during that time, weren't so enamored. In fact, "they were ready to throw the bum out," says a former Carey aide. The challenger, James P. Hoffa, son of the notorious former Teamsters leader, was coming on strong with a multimillion-dollar war chest. To save their man, Carey...

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