LABOR: A. F. of L. Test

Last year the American Federation of Labor, out to capture the open-shop automobile industry, threatened an industry wide strike (TIME, March 26, 1934). President Roosevelt staved it off by setting up the Automobile Labor Board. Up to last fortnight the Board's plant elections showed that A. F. of L. commanded only 8.6% of automobile workers' votes. Having furiously repudiated the Board early this year, the frustrated Federation has lately turned once more to crying: "Strike!"

"Bluff!" have cried most observers.

Last fortnight A. F. of L. was ostensibly forced into a test of strength...

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