LABOR: Voice of the Dock Wallopers

Ever since its depredations were exposed by the New York State Crime Commission last spring, the gangster-ridden International Longshoremen's Association has had to endure one stunning haymaker after another. The A.F.L. ordered it to clean up the New York waterfront—which was something like asking a tattooed man to wash that sailing ship off his chest—and took its charter away when it failed (TIME, Oct. 5). The Federation set up a competing longshoremen's union, sent gangs of tough A.F.L. men along the piers to add vigor to its organizing efforts, and began wooing...