LABOR: Harmony in the Wash

William Joseph Donovan never got past the second grade in school. He bummed around his native Chicago for a while, finally got work as a wagon boy for an express company. At 15 he became an organizer for a tough Chicago teamsters' union. That year (1905) the teamsters put on one of the bloodiest general strikes in Chicago's history. Bill Donovan came out of it a proven labor organizer.

For twelve years he worked at union organizing, quit to go into the teaming business for himself, sold out, weaved in & out of union work with occasional side ventures such...

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