LABOR: Milestones: Sep. 14, 1936

Last week Michael Francis Tighe, 78, resigned after 17 years as president of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel & Tin Workers. Relegated to a back seat when John L. Lewis' Committee for Industrial Organization took over his decrepit little craft union and set out to make it a great industrial union of all the nation's steelworkers (TIME, June 15 et seq.), reactionary old Mike Tighe offered ill health as reason for his resignation, actually got out before the union's new blood voted him out.

Day before, President David Dubinsky of big International Ladies'...

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