From the February 1972 magazine.

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Truck Drivers and Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Ralph Nader charged that the Teamsters Union has "woefully underrepresented" its 400,000 truck-driver members in the vital area of safety, particularly the use of drugs and alcohol.

Departing from his prepared text in testimony to the Senate Labor subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics, Nader accused the union of paying mere "lip service" to protecting its drivers and millions of other motorists who meet them on the road. "The Teamsters Union is one of the wealthiest in the country," Nader said. "It certainly can afford to set up skilled safety teams."

-- UPI

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