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Teamsters / Fitzsimmons / Extortion #493429

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 1977
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(Studio) Some rank and file Teamsters members demand ouster of president Frank Fitzsimmons; details noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Mbrs. of dissident union group PROD file formal charges against Fitzsimmons; Fitzsimmons comes to Washington, DC to talk to meeting of union officers and says he won't resign. At meeting is union organization Charles O'Brien, who is major figure in Hoffa disappearance probe and was recently convicted of labor law violation. After meeting, leaders say president got vote of confidence. [MAN - says it's best reception Fitzsimmons has ever gotten.] [2nd MAN - says president got 100% support.] [3rd MAN - says Fitzsimmons won't retire or resign.] Has been learned administration gives high priority to Teamsters union cleanup. REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Studio) In Detroit 3 indicted for extortion of Teamsters members involving money for pension fund.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David
Duration:
00:02:30

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