National Affairs: New Titan

In Denver's snow-banked Shirley-Savoy Hotel last week, 350 convening delegates of the loosely spliced National Federation of Telephone Workers voted themselves a new name and a new power. The name: Communications Workers of America. The power: to clamp a throttling silence on 30,000,000 U.S. telephones with the flip of a switchboard jack. Both will become effective next June, after N.F.T.W.'s autonomous unions ratify the new constitution, formally turn over their sovereign rights to a new national policy board.

Flexing its muscles, the new titan promptly got down to business. The first objective...

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