MANAGEMENT: Papa Knows Best

Said Union Boss Joseph G. Papa: "We have the merchants at our mercy."

Last week a congressional committee, investigating the high cost of food in New York, agreed with Papa. Food could not move, or be sold, in New York without the approval of bright-eyed Mr. Papa, president of the food-hauling local of the A.F.L. Teamsters Union. Mr. Papa was glad to tell the committee just how he controlled the $300 million-a-year business. His weapon, of course, was union contracts, which he writes himself. These contracts give him the power to force any food dealer out of business by merely withdrawing...

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