Business: TIME CLOCK, Aug. 23, 1954

STEELWORKERS UNION is just waiting for an excuse to pull its 1,100,000 members out of the C.I.O. and suspend its $1,200,000 annual-dues payment (35% of C.I.O. income). Long resentful of C.I.O. (and United Auto Workers) President Walter Reuther, the Steelworkers have asked Pittsburgh newspapers to stop referring to them as part of the C.I.O., may formally consider secession at their September convention. The excuse may be a jurisdictional fight at the Torrington, Conn, plant of American Brass Co., where organizers for both the Steelworkers and the Auto Workers are locked in a no-quarter...

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