National Affairs: Unity House, 1958

On a mountaintop in Pennsylvania's green Pocono range, 85 miles from Manhattan's garment district, sprawls a 700-acre resort named Unity House, where garment workers can enjoy vacation comforts at proletarian prices. There, last week, gathered two dozen members of the A.F.L.-C.I.O.'s Executive Council, finding time between business sessions for golf, gin rummy and fishing in the resort's three-mile-long lake. But for all the resort pleasures, the labor leaders wore solemn faces. They had come to discuss the state of U.S. organized labor as Labor Day 1958 approached—and there was plenty to be...

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