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Journal of Labor Research

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 343–365 | Cite as

Government oversight, union democracy, and labor racketeering: Lessons from the teamsters experience

  • Michael H. Belzer
  • Richard Hurd
Symposium Union Money, Political Action, and Government Regulation

Keywords

Organize Crime Labor Movement National Union Election Rule Election Officer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael H. Belzer
    • 1
  • Richard Hurd
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn Arbor
  2. 2.Cornell UniversityIthaca

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