National Affairs: Fighting Machine

More than 600 labormen filed into Denver's cavernous municipal auditorium one morning last week and settled back for the 1937 convention of the American Federation of Labor. It was A. F. of L.'s 57th, the fourth held in Denver. There in 1894 the late Samuel Gompers received his first and only defeat for the A. F. of L. presidency. There in the same building 1 6 years ago William Green, then the inconspicuous pink-cheeked secretary-treasurer of the United Mine Workers, uprose to nominate John L. Lewis for the A. F. of L. presidency....

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