National Affairs: Horse Trade

Last March William Green denounced Representative Howard Smith's Wagner Act amendments with great vigor. Last week he proposed a horse trade: if Howard Smith would accept four A. F. of L. amendments, the Federation would support the rest of the Smith Bill. Virginia's Smith gladly agreed, got a handsome vote (258-10-129) for the hybrid.

"Sold down the river," wailed Chairwoman Mary T. Norton of the House Labor Committee. But Bill Green could consider that he had not got the worst of the bargain. The Wagner Act's broad declaration of bargaining policy remained intact; Federation craft unions were protected against rulings by the...

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