The Amazing New Clout Of A Teamster Named Hoffa

Until recently, James P. Hoffa was the Rodney Dangerfield of the labor movement. He got no respect from other union chiefs or White House politicos, even after clawing his way to the top of the 1.4 million-member Teamsters last March. Although he billed himself as a reformer, many saw him as a throwback to the union's mob-linked past.

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