LABOR: Phenomenon

The U. S. people awoke last week to the fact that there was a great social phenomenon just out of reach of their spectacles—a phenomenon ranking with coups d'état, invasions and insurrections, but more timely—adjusted to the spirit and social organism of the age: the "general strike."

U. S. labor is not organized as is British labor, but it has a powerful central organization in the American Federation of Labor. The possibility of a general strike rests on the attitude of the A. F. of L. That attitude was set forth last week by William Green, President of the Federation....

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