Typographers Reject Teamsters Merger

Associated Press

The International Typographical Union has rejected a proposed merger with the Teamsters Union by a nearly 2-1 margin and will discuss joining other labor groups, an ITU official said today.

The final tally in Tuesday's voting showed 34,234 members against the merger and 17,547 for it, ITU Second Vice President Billy Austin said. The rejection was a defeat for Teamsters President Jackie Presser, who launched a drive in 1983 to persuade the typographers to bolt the AFL-CIO.

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