LABOR: Society's Judge

Federal Judge T. Alan Goldsborough, who has twice cut John Lewis down to human size, gave the railway brotherhoods a piece of his mind last week. He made permanent his temporary order prohibiting the railway firemen, engineers and switchmen from going on strike.

Judge Goldsborough rejected any argument that the Norris-La Guardia anti-injunction law made the order illegal. Although the railway brotherhoods are exempt from the Taft-Hartley Act, Judge Goldsborough applied the philosophy of that act, which permits injunctions.

If railroad workers were allowed to strike, he said, "hunger would stalk the United States, the whole political and economic system would...

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