The Press: With a Labor Slant

Non-Communist union weeklies have sometimes printed labor news that sounded as if it were right from the party line. They had little choice. The top labor news service, supplying 200 of the nation's 800 labor papers, was the pink-hued Federated Press. But last week a rival agency, with financial backing from several big A.F.L., C.I.O. and independent unions, was well under way in Washington. The new, non-political Labor Press Association had already signed up 193 clients, including such important papers as the C.I.O. News, the Machinist and the I.L.G.W.U.'s Justice.

Organized as a cooperative like the Associated Press, the L.P.A. elected Rubin...