LABOR: Union Suites

With all the fanfare of a Hollywood opening, the A.F.L. teamsters, biggest U.S. union, last week dedicated its white marble, four-story headquarters in Washington, just across the plaza from the Capitol. Guests received embossed invitations; from Hollywood came Movie Stars Pat O'Brien, Walter Pidgeon, Dan Dailey and George Murphy—all A.F.L. card carriers. In his dedicatory speech, Teamster Boss Dave Beck noted that some critics had complained that the building was "perhaps too grand" for working folk, but he told them: "This is a tribute to what the working people of America can...

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