LABOR: Done to Death

Done to death last week after lingering illness in the U.S. House of Representatives: the Kennedy-Ives labor bill, which would have required labor unions to publish financial reports and take other reform measures. The end came to Kennedy-Ives after a long, bitter Democratic-Republican political battle won by neither side. All that really emerged from the unseemly performance was the identity of the loser. It was the U.S.

Actually, neither Democrats nor Republicans much liked the Kennedy-Ives bill. Many Democrats thought that it was too strong; most Republicans considered it too weak. But as labor's mess loomed high on the list...

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