National Affairs: Three for the Show

In the six weeks since the Democratic Congress passed the stiffest labor bill in history, the Senate-bred Democratic presidential hopefuls have seldom missed a chance to explain themselves to labor. Last week three of them (all voted for the bill) turned up at the United Automobile Workers annual convention in Atlantic City, but only one walked off with the house.

First down the ramp was Massachusetts' Jack Kennedy, who agreed that the compromise 1959 Labor-Management Act (TIME, Sept. 14) "contains many unfair and unsound and one-sided provisions," promised more favorable legislation, including a boost of minimum wages from $1 to $1.25...

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