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The Nation

A Senate subcommittee said it would review government efforts to rid labor unions of corruption, beginning next week with testimony from Teamsters President William J. McCarthy on the recent settlement of a case alleging mob control of the union. The racketeering suit was filed last year in an effort to oust the Teamsters’ executive board because of alleged mob corruption but was settled two weeks ago without requiring any current board members to forfeit their positions. In exchange for that, the Teamsters agreed to a series of internal election reforms under the oversight of court-appointed monitors. Whether the settlement goes far enough to rid the nation’s largest union of corruption will be the topic when the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations opens its review Tuesday.


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