LABOR: The Captain Stays Below

Into the A.F.L.-C.I.O. headquarters in Washington one day last week waddled Captain William V. Bradley, the lard-bellied ex-tugboat skipper who took over the rackets-ridden International Longshoremen's Association after its expulsion from the A.F.L. in 1953. He was breathing heavily, almost apprehensively—and with good cause. His mission was delicate. He had come to try to persuade President George Meany to take the I.L.A. back into the fold.

For Bradley, admission was vital. The I.L.A. was in a jam. Now before the NLRB is an appeal from its archrival, the A.F.L.-C.I.O.-backed International Brotherhood of...

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