Who Will Mop Up After the Economic Deluge? David M. Gordon, DAVID M. GORDON is professor of economics at the New School for Social Research in New York and is a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J
VIEWPOINTS : 30 Years Later: AFL-CIO and Teamsters Reunite : Experts Split on Effects of Latest Move KEITH BRADSHER, The AFL-CIO Executive Council voted unanimously on Oct. 24 to allow the Teamsters Union to rejoin the labor federation, 30 years after it was expelled on corruption charges. The decision to readmit the Teamsters was made amid reports that the Justice Department plans to file an unprecedented lawsuit to take over the 1.7-million member union on the grounds that it is dominated by organized crime. Further, Teamster President Jackie Presser is scheduled to go on trial in February on embezzlement and racketeering charges. Times staff writer Keith Bradsher asked a number of observers of the U.S. labor movement about the motivations of the AFL-CIO and Teamsters in getting back together. Excerpts from the interviews follow:
Cuba Crisis: No Hits But Many Errors Scott Armstrong and Philip Brenner, Scott Armstrong is executive director of the National Security Archive. Philip Brenner, a professor of international affairs at American University, is author of the forthcoming book, "From Confrontation to Negotiation: U.S. Relations with Cuba."