LABOR: Plunge For Roosevelt

Last week President William Green solemnly called on the American Federation of Labor to preserve its traditional political nonpartisanship in 1936. President Green's admonition was tardy. Already Labor was plumping for Franklin Roosevelt with an enthusiasm unparalleled since its great plunge for Progressive Robert Marion LaFollette twelve years ago.

Last March President George L. Berry of the Printing Pressmen's Union, whom President Roosevelt made official caretaker of the Blue Eagle's benes, announced the organization of a "NonPartisan League," whose partisan object was to swing Labor's votes to Roosevelt next autumn. Co-organizers...

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