THE ECONOMY: With or Without?

Many U.S. labor leaders have contented themselves with shouting their criticism from across the political chasm that separates them from the Republican Administration. Not so the C.I.O. Steelworkers' President David J. McDonald, a Democrat who has been a frequent White House visitor since Jan. 20. 1953. Last week Dave McDonald again dropped in on President Eisenhower, who likes him and respects his judgment. What McDonald had to say about the nation's economy left the President visibly impressed.

Of the Steelworkers' 1,200,000 members, said McDonald, 189,000 are unemployed and 257,000 are working only part-time. The total, 446,000, represents some 40%...

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