Tuesday, December 8, 1998

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  • Teamster’s New Guard, Hoffa Wins

    James P. Hoffa this weekend won the presidency of the Teamsters. As he declared victory yesterday, the younger Hoffa vowed to unite a faction-split union, saying the Teamsters had been through a civil war. Hoffa also said there will be a new militancy in Teamsters negotiations that will build on a strategy launched by the union last summer against corporate America. One of the first challenges for Hoffa will be the fact that United Parcel Service is not honoring the contract that was considered a victory for the union following last summer’s strike.

  • Boxer Returns to Houston Wielding Keys

    Texas has scheduled four executions in a row during what is Human Rights Week. One case that has been attracting increasing international and national attention is the upcoming execution of Joseph Stanley Faulder. The 61-year-old Canadian citizen is scheduled for execution in Texas on December 10th, the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • Harvard Professor Redirects House Attention to Police Perjury

    President Clinton’s lawyers today began presenting the president’s case against impeachment before the House Judiciary Committee. At the end of their two-day 30-hour defense, they will have presented 14 witnesses testifying on why the president should not be impeached.