COAL: Strike Deferred

No Washington lobbyist is worth his mimeograph machine unless he is a master at the game of political trading. No Washington lobby is more numerous or active than that of the American Federation of Labor, with its fine marble headquarters overlooking a tiny public park adorned with a statue of the late great Samuel Gompers. But the records show that the A. F. of L. has a poor score for political trading. During the War Gompers traded the credo of the Socialist-Pacifist Federation for union wages in Government shipyards and munitions plants,...

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