LABOR: Belated Test

When Congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act over his veto, President Truman promised that it would be enforced as written. Last week Attorney General Tom Clark belatedly set out to make good on this Administration promise. At Clark's request, a federal grand jury in Washington indicted the C.I.O. and C.I.O.'s President Phil Murray for violating the law's ban against spending union funds for political purposes.

Murray had deliberately invited prosecution. Three weeks after the law was passed last June, he signed a Page One editorial in the C.I.O. News endorsing the candidacy of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!