LABOR: Beginning of the End?

The biggest and most powerful local of the Red-led United Electrical Workers is at General Electric's Schenectady headquarters. Headed by Business Agent Leo Jandreau, who six years ago refused to tell a congressional committee whether he had ever been Communist, Local 301 claims 20,000 out of a total of some 42,-000 General Electric employees represented by the U.E. Ever since the U.E. was thrown out of the C.I.O. in 1949 for slavish adherence to the Communist line, Local 301 has been the strongest opponent of James Carey's C.I.O. International Union of Electrical Workers for bargaining rights at G.E. But in...

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