LABOR: The Big Three

Once upon a time there were three ambitious men in the United Mine Workers. John L. Lewis kicked out William Green, and then there were two. John L. Lewis had a falling out with Philip Murray and then there was one.

As the years passed, and the A.F.L.'s Green, the C.I.O.'s Murray and the miners' Lewis became the Big Three of U.S. labor, John L. Lewis never hesitated a second when he had a chance to chuck a cast-iron insult at his former brothers-in-labor. Samples: "I have explored the head of William Green...

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