lbo-talk-digest V1 #254

Richard Gibson rgibson at
Wed Jul 29 09:46:56 PDT 1998

At 11:04 AM 7/29/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 12:40:09 -0400
>>From: Doug Henwood <dhenwood at>
>>Subject: Teamsters
>>So all you labor experts out there - what's it mean that Ron Carey's been
>>exiled for life? Does Baby Hoffa have the election locked up?

It means, in the immortal words of Plunkett of Tammany Hall, "Reformers is Mornin' Glories".

IF TDU is to make itself felt, it is going to have to reset its course, return to building a rank and file base--for far more than the unlikely reform of an AFL union--around principles that go beyond union democracy and rank and file control.

Hoffa still has some legal problems of his own.

And what of the Trumka, Macintee crowd? Are they off the hook? Should we care? best Rich Gibson Program Coordinator of Social Studies Wayne State University College of Education Detroit MI 48202

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