Political Notes: Together Again

Just a year ago, George Meany sputtered a pledge of non-allegiance to the Democratic Party, "because they can't deliver." The delivery rate has changed very little, but the A.F.L.-C.l.O. and the Democrats seem to have become publicly re-enchanted. At the federation's executive-council meeting in Bal Harbour, Fla., last week, a majestic array of high officials—six in all—accepted invitations to demonstrate the President's affection for Big Labor. In return, Meany pronounced: "We have made greater progress with this Administration than with any other in my experience—including Franklin Roosevelt's." It was almost indecently early to be endorsing Lyndon Johnson's 1968 candidacy,...

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