U.S. At War: Labor at the Polls

In Hollywood last week Democrat John M. Costello, no friend of union labor but an able legislator, went down to defeat in the California primaries. He was the third member of the Dies Committee to be eliminated in four weeks. Crowed a California C.I.O. newspaper: "The Dies Committee scoreboard today read: 3 down, 5 to go."

Suddenly politicians in both parties were alarmed. In a month Labor Boss Sidney Hillman had attained national stature as a political leader, and his budding (ten months old) C.I.O. Political Action Committee looked to politicos like a dangerously...

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