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Teamster Abuses / Dissident Report #488436

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 27, 1976
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(Studio) Dissident group from Teamsters Union accuses union leadership of defying law and living in luxury. The Professional Drivers' Council issues 177 page report which notes abuses by leaders
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cleveland, Ohio) 4 members of 1 family received Teamster salaries which totaled more than $500,000. Presser family noted. 17 Teamster leaders paid salaries of over $100,000 each
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Palm Springs, California) Dissidents say leaders lead lives of luxury paid for with Teamster funds. Union has $13 million fleet of private jets, 2nd in size to General Motors Corporation fleet.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(DC) [Teamster reformer Arthur FOX - says Teamsters are collection of monied and power-hungry men who are interested in repressing rank and file and lining their own pockets.] Dissidents say President Frank Fitzsimmons rewards corrupt union representatives Reformers will challenge union in court and at union convention Felt federal government must control abuses.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

Chancellor, John;
Ross, Brian

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