Business: WHAT UNIONS ARE-AND ARE NOT-DOING FOR BLACKS

Organized labor and the black community are on a collision course.

—Herbert Hill, national labor director,

N.A.A.C.P.

They have a long way to go, but there is no question that they have come a long way. The militants want instant solutions for all problems. Of course, they are not going to get them.

—George Meany, president,

A.F.L.-C.I.O.

THE clash between those two viewpoints kindled tensions again last week in Pittsburgh, where 3,000 demonstrators paraded through downtown streets to demand more construction jobs for Negroes. "Freedom! Freedom!" chanted the marchers, as they raised clenched fists, waved...

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