ITALY: Up a Little

Shortly after World War II the Communists controlled 90% of Italy's organized workers. The big breakthrough against them came in 1955, when the workers in Turin's big, prosperous Fiat automobile, aviation and refrigerator plants for the first time gave anti-Communists a majority in their shop stewards' council. Last year, when the main issue was Hungary, the Reds skidded further, got only 21.1% of the Fiat vote. Last week, with Hungary no longer so dramatic an issue, Fiat's workers balloted again. The non-Communist unions, now bickering among themselves, won a comfortable 168 seats to 36 for the Reds, but the...

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