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"UFW v. Teamsters"

I was a young pup of a lawyer at Margolis & McTernan in Los Angeles in the early 1970’s.  We represented the UFW and some of its members in the Delano, Arvin, Lamont area, mostly in cases involving the Teamsters trying to take over the farm worker organization the UFW had so carefully built.  We sued the Teamster goons who would break the picket lines, and sued the Teamsters Union for organizing those goon squads.  I recall Ben Margolis taking Frank E. Fitzsimmons’ deposition and just ripping him.