LABOR: Servants of the People

Samuel Gompers sent out a mass of circulars to organized Labor. They declared:

"Before the last Congressional election in November, 1922, there were not more than 50 pro-labor and forward-looking Congressmen. Labor and Progressive Republicans and Democrats threw themselves into the primary and election campaigns and elected 170 members of the Nation's House of Representatives. These are distributed among the various parties as follows: Democrats, 105; Republicans, 63; Farmer-Labor, 1; Independent, 1; total, 170 — an increase of 120 Congressmen in one election. The reëlection of these 170 and the election of...

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