LABOR: Lost Cause

By last week everybody in the C.I.O.'s United Packinghouse Workers union knew that its two-month strike against the Big Four packers (Swift, Armour, Cudahy and Wilson) was a lost cause. Almost everybody knew that the union's leaders were ready to admit defeat. From Chicago a call went out for local leaders to come and discuss surrender terms.

Then violence broke out. In South St. Paul there were bloody clashes as non-strikers ran the gauntlet of massed pickets. About 300 pickets had formed a wall, eight deep, near the Swift & Co. plant's main gate. Sheriff Norman Dieter and a force...

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