National Affairs: Target: Oak Ridge

The twin pincers of the Southern organizing drives by the C.I.O. and the A.F.L. clamped on a major target. Moving through the rolling green hills of East Tennessee, both closed in hungrily on the 59,000-acre Oak Ridge atomic-bomb project.

Four A.F.L. unions opened offices in a Government-owned building. The C.I.O.'s Atomic Workers Organizing Committee passed out leaflets to the 21,000 who still passed through the nation's best guarded gates.

During the war all unions had agreed not to attempt organizing Oak Ridge workers. But now the battle was on, with Army observers attending union meetings. The C.I.O. boasted of 100 new members a...

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