GREAT BRITAIN: Solidarity Does It

Said Ted Hudson of Stepney: "My wife says we are all the same, a lot of sheep. I wouldn't say she were wrong, mind, but we've got to stick together." Ted was trying to explain why he and 15,000 other London dockworkers were on strike. They had refused to work two Canadian ships, the Beaverbrae and the Argomont, involved in a Communist-led Seamen's Union dispute in Canada. British Communists said the ships were "black" ("hot" in U.S. labor jargon), and urged the men to boycott them.

Three weeks ago the National Dock Labor Board (representing management and labor) refused to let...

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