LABOR: The Marengo Campaign

LABOR The Marengo Campaign For John Llewellyn Lewis the week began in acute suspense. It ended in one of the greatest victories of his thunderous career, after a battle which John pompously compared to Napoleon's bitter campaign on the plains of Marengo*

For the third time in its history, his United Mine Workers had been brought to trial for contempt of court. A conviction could have forced his union to pay a daily fine until it purged itself of the charge by getting its 370,000-odd soft-coal miners back to work. Such an order might...