LABOR: The New Force

The most important politician at the Democratic convention in Chicago this week is, very probably, a labor leader.

The labor leader is Sidney Hillman, 57, of Manhattan, for 30 years the president of the rich and powerful Amalgamated Clothing Workers. Hillman's importance derives from the biggest new fact in U.S. politics: the C.I.O.'s Political Action Committee, of which he is chairman.

The tone and approach of P.A.C. is apparent in the very first sentence of its Political Primer for All Americans (2,000,000 copies have already been distributed). Says the Primer: "Politics is...

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