LABOR: A Nod or a Wink

John Lewis lumbered into federal court this week to hear the verdict on whether or not he was in contempt of court. He had made a deal through Speaker Joe Martin which had settled, for the time at least, the 29-day coal strike and pension-fund fight which had brought about the strike. But he still had to answer to the law for waiting nine days before he obeyed a court order to send his miners back to work. His contention was that he had never sent them out.

Federal Judge T. Alan Goldsborough, who fined Lewis and his miners $3,510,000...

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