U.S. At War: With a Capital L

At the end of last week the American Federation of Labor was the biggest labor empire in U.S. history. Comfortably atop 6,500,000 able leaders, fantastic phonies, criminal racketeers and hard-working dues payers sat apple-colored President William Green, bumbling master of all he surveyed and now indisputably the peer of C.I.O.'s Phil Murray. The newly prodigious membership gave the Federation vast political power and an annual income exceeding $3,735,000. The record-breaking total was reached at the 63rd annual convention, in Boston, when the International Association of Machinists came back into the fold.

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