The Struggle to Get Hoffa

Martin, John Bartlow
July 1959
Saturday Evening Post;7/18/1959, Vol. 232 Issue 3, p30
The article reports on the testimony of James R. Hoffa, leader of the Teamsters Union in Washington D.C. on August 20, 1957. The Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field convened in the Senate Office Building to hear the testimony. At the first hearing the Teamsters' boss parried the committee's questions. Then committee's Chief Counsel Robert F. Kennedy produced wire taps of Hoffa's conversations with New York racketeer Johnny Dio. The hearings generated much tension. Kennedy sought to question Hoffa about some of his friends with police records, but the senators kept interrupting.


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