Last Of The Molly Maguires

One of the East's most feared labor leaders is locked out of his union hall after officials find an arsenal

For half a century, John Morris has been the one of the toughest and most feared labor leaders in the East--he's the last of a breed who openly used violence and threats against employers and fellow unionists alike. When he traveled, he was surrounded by a squad of boxers and ex-convicts. At the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in Philadelphia, the 6-ft.-wide conference tables were nicknamed "Johnny Morris tables" because they were wide enough to prevent him from jumping over them. But not even his union brothers were prepared for what they found two weeks ago. The 73-year-old Teamster legend was...

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