U.S. At War: Crime is Crime ...

Anti-labor Congressmen got busy in the House last week, hustled out of the conservative Judiciary Committee a bill to make labor unions subject to the 1934 Federal Anti-Racketeering Act. Brawny, drawling Sam Hobbs, union-hating Alabama Democrat, drew the bill, stalking-horse for other labor measures to come.

Year ago, the Supreme Court had refused to convict members of the Teamsters Union who stopped out-of-state trucks entering New York City and. compelled the truckers to hire a New York union driver or pay his fee. Sam Hobbs had promptly drawn a bill broadening the legal definitions of "robbery" and "extortion." Labor unions...

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