LABOR: New World?

Never had labor worn such an air of confident authority. For two years, it had felt like a man shouting into a dead mike. Last week, with the power full on, labor listened with vast satisfaction as its voice rolled across the land and echoed in the corridors of the White House itself.

In Portland, Ore., the C.I.O. convention celebrated the triumph and planned for the future. Labor alone could not claim the credit for the election of Harry Truman. But labor was the biggest, most articulate and best-organized group in the Democratic coalition. And Truman's program had been labor's...

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