National Affairs: Round-Up Time

Most of Detroit's industrial workers had long since been corralled by the C.I.O.'s big industrial unions, but there were still plenty of unbranded mavericks on the range. James Hoffa, chief of Michigan's 13,000 A.F.L. teamsters, prepared a new corral: a local of the teamsters' subsidiary Retail Clerks' Union. Then, walking softly, he set out to round up a herd whose grazing habits he had been studying all during the war—Detroit's 6,400 small, independent grocers, meat dealers and their clerks.

Almost immediately a startled bawling began. Merchants who went to packing houses and wholesale...

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