National Affairs: Prodigal's Return

"I have neither the time nor the inclination," said John Lewis when he quit A.F. of L. in 1935, "to follow the peregrinations of the council from the Jersey beaches in the summer to the golden sands of Florida in the winter."

But this week the Old Lion followed the A.F. of L. council to the golden sands of Miami on important business. Ahead of him he had sent a check for $9,000, representing January dues for his 600,000 United Mine Workers. After a decade of wandering, first along the riotous road of C.I.O.'s early marches, then on the thorny path of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!