LABOR: Lesson One

Walter Reuther ruled the annual C.I.O. convention in Los Angeles last week with the precise authority of a schoolmarm. His slate of officers (with himself as president) was re-elected without opposition; his resolution praising the committee on A.F.L.-C.I.O. unity was quickly passed; his ideas on many subjects from foreign affairs (against blockading Red China) to a guaranteed annual wage (he is for it) were approved.

The one shrill note of opposition came when the Transport Workers' volatile Mike Quill, still burned up at the way the New York Democratic Party had blocked his candidate, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr., from the...

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