National Affairs: Michael & Lutijer

By a casual observer, the Hall of Mirrors in Cincinnati's Hotel Netherland Plaza might have been mistaken for a hat factory last week. Six long tables littered with headgear—straws of every shape, felts of every color—stretched like assembly lines the length of the room. The long lines of men who sat along both sides of the tables were assembling not hats but a plan of campaign against their rival brothers of toil. They were the representatives of 102 national and international unions,* members of the A. F. of L. They had been called...