LABOR: Walloping on the Docks

John Dwyer, a brawny hiring boss on the brawling New York City dock? (and a prototype of Marlon Brando's movie role in On the Waterfront), quit his $10,000-a-year job last year to fight the racket-ridden International Longshoremen's Association. As vice president of the A.F.L.'s new rival dock union, he won thousands of dock-wallopers away from the I.L.A. But last month the I.L.A. won a Labor Relations Board election (by a scant 263 votes out of 18,551), and thereby held on to control of waterfront jobs.

The A.F.L. brasshats, retreating from their attempt to reform the docks, cut their organizing losses...

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