Education: School for Organizers

In his eleven years as director of Manhattan's Xavier Labor School, Father Philip Carey has become a familiar figure to thousands of working men & women. He is a mild and scholarly Jesuit whose students are electricians, scrubwomen, plumbers, bus drivers, pipe fitters, and wire lathers. The lesson Father Carey teaches them: how to build strong and effective unions.

Last week, as the first term of the academic year ended at Xavier, 150 men & women were enrolled. But these were only a fraction of the school's real student body. This month, while New York's dock strike raged (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), Xavier's...

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