National Affairs: Bread & Progress

The Workers Alliance of America, union of unemployed and relief workers, decided last spring to hold its fourth annual convention in Cleveland, where people who could not get relief were then fighting in the streets for food (TIME, May 16). Last week 500 Alliance delegates assembled in Cleveland's Public Auditorium. They did not look like darlings of Harry Hopkins or anybody else. Some were ebony Negroes from the South. Nearly all had an air of shabby insecurity. All showed fight.

Top Alliance men at the convention were wan, tireless President David Lasser....

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