LABOR: Steelworkers1 Revolt

When the United Steelworkers' convention last September took up a resolution to raise members' dues from $3 to $5 a month—and incidentally hike President David McDonald's pay from $40,000 to $50,000—the union president twice reminded the delegates that he did not want the money, but carefully added: "It's only a penny a man per year." After three votes —by voice, show of hands, finally by standing—McDonald declared the motion "carried by an overwhelming vote." He refused permission for a roll-call vote, and delegates went home grumbling that the meeting was packed with...

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