LABOR: Next: Construction

The last hope of peace between the C. I. O. and the A. F. of L. flickered out last week. It died the day John L. Lewis assigned to his less shaggy, more gregarious Brother Denny the task of CIOrganizing 2,000,000 U. S. construction workers. This maneuver struck directly at the biggest and long-dominant craft blocs in the A. F. of L., marked Lewis' first major invasion of A. F. of L. territory, seemed timed to coincide with the Administration's scheduled autumn anti-trust drive into the building industry, which will incidentally thrust deeply into union racketeering.

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