LABOR: Jilted

The A.F.L. and C.I.O., campaigning for members in the South, were so busy belaboring each other that they failed to notice one important fact: the South's workers did not seem greatly interested in either of them. In three NLRB elections last week at the Army-controlled, civilian-operated Oak Ridge atomic-bomb plants, nearly 40% of the 12,000 eligible workers voted to join no union at all. This was enough to force run-off elections all around.

The C.I.O. got the hardest blow to the mazard. At the big Tennessee Eastman Corporation the C.I.O. was out of the race altogether; there the run-off decision would...

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