Education: The Union Game

Nothing in recent memory has so shaken the 812,000-member National Education Association as the recent teachers' strike in New York City. The walkout was blunt warning of the new strength of N.E.A.'s rival, the A.F.L.-C.I.O. American Federation of Teachers, which today has 80,000 members and is growing fast in the big cities.

Last week the irksome competition of the teachers' union was the hottest item on the agenda at the annual N.E.A. convention in Denver. Charged Executive Secretary William G. Carr: "Forces of significant scope and power are considering measures which could destroy the association." Carr was alluding to Big Labor money,...

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