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Dissident group criticizes pay of Teamsters officials

Sixty-five Teamsters union officials received salaries and expenses of more than $100,000 during 1982, while many rank-and-file members were working under wage freezes, a dissident union group reported.

Teamsters president Jackie Presser, who was a union vice-president and head of the Ohio Conference of Teamsters in 1982, made $394,895 during the year, the third-highest amount, the group said.

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The report was issued by the Teamsters for a Democratic Union organization, a small but vocal reform group. It said the data were based primarily on research into official reports by the union to the Labor Department.