Labor: A Family Quarrel

As A.F.L.-C.I.O. bigwigs gathered in Bal Harbour, Fla., for their annual executive-council meeting last week, they were in a grim mood. They were mostly unhappy over Congress' second refusal to repeal Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act, which allows states to enact right-to-work laws. Pete McGavin, executive secretary of the federation's maritime-trades department, spoke for many of his colleagues when he observed: "If President Johnson had put as much emphasis on 14(b) as he did on his wife's beautification program, the measure would have gone through."

That was not their only complaint. Union leaders resent Johnson's attempts to impose wage-price...

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