National Affairs: Labor's Day

Last week C.I.O. had something to crow about. After a four-and-a-half-year campaign, every major auto manufacturer was now ClOrganized. In a National Labor Relations Board election at the Lincoln and River Rouge plants, some 80,000 Ford workers were given the chance to decide whether they wanted C.I.O. or A.F. of L. to represent them in collective bargaining. Result: only a little more than 2% voted for no union at all; nearly 70% voted for C.I.O.

"A magnificent victory for democracy," crowed Michael F. Widman Jr., who had led the C.I.O. drive. Growled Ford's Harry...

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