National Affairs: Lew McBeck

With rare beef and red wine, 320 A.F.L. and C.I.O. leaders in Washington's Mayflower Hotel last week celebrated their new no-raiding pact. C.I.O. President Walter Reuther and A.F.L. President George Meany supped at the same table, then rose to call for a united labor movement. The pact, said Meany expansively, was "the first step toward unity."

But in their mail the next day, Meany and Reuther found a letter that reminded them that not all of labor is marching along toward unity. The letter was sent out on sparkling new stationery with a joint letterhead, and was signed by United Mine. Workers...

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