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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


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

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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