LABOR: George Does It

George Mueller was an obscure Pittsburgh labor leader. But by last week George's national fame had hatched. He had defied the city and the courts and demonstrated that labor recognizes no exceptions whatever—even the public's welfare—to its right to strike.

George Mueller, 43, a graduate engineer out of Carnegie Tech, was an employe of the Duquesne Light Co. Nine years ago the Duquesne management encouraged its employes to form an independent union—thus hoping to keep out A.F.L. and C.I.O., which were sniffing at the door. The employes formed their union and subsequently elected talkative, affable, erratic George as their president.

To management's...

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