Labor: That's an Election?

The United Steelworkers of America, a bellwether of U.S. unionism and an organization with a powerful effect on the nation's economy, is not, it appears, even competent to hold an election for president. Nearly a month has passed since balloting in the contest between Incumbent David J. McDonald, 62, and Challenger I. W. Abel, 56, the union's longtime secretary-treasurer. There is still no clear winner—only cries of fraud and vote theft. More than 100 of the Steelworkers' 3,203 locals reported more votes cast in the election than there were members listed on the union's official membership rolls. No fewer...

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