LABOR: Dreams & Nightmares

Miami Beach's Eden Roc Hotel is suitably sumptuous for a display of the attributes of success, wealth and power. There, successful, wealthy, powerful Jimmy Hoffa conferred with the executive council of his corrupt Teamsters Union. It was a time for plans, expansion and confidence┬Śnot for worrying over the long, unchallenged record of Teamster racketeering dug up by Senator John McClellan's long-frustrated rackets committee. With his retinue of vice presidents, lawyers and investment advisers, jaunty little Jimmy worked on an 8 a.m.-to-1 a.m. schedule, spending lavishly, granting favors, hearing petitioners, mapping campaigns....

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