LABOR: The Humanitarians

The International Longshoremen's Association shut down the port of New York this month with a strike that the leaders labeled "spontaneous." The strikers knew better. At one strike meeting a member got up and asked: "What are the principles for which we are going out?" Without a word, an I.L.A. goon stalked over and slugged him in the face. As he toppled over, I.L.A. Chief Organizer Teddy Gleason boomed: "Now I'll answer the question. The principles are these: you go home, and you don't work. We don't want you guys asking questions."...

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