Labor: On a Cross of Falsehoods

Even though they can expect precious little support from the leaders of organized labor, Republican politicians remain generally reluctant to take on the union bosses in direct conflict. Last week Pennsylvania's Governor William

Scranton proved himself a notable exception to that rule.

In a speech to the state legislature, Scranton blasted Pennsylvania labor officials as "demagogues" whose actions are "blatantly political and frankly hypocritical," whose weapons have been "distortion, half-truth, and a complete disregard for the future of Pennsylvania and its people." Indeed, said Scranton, these labor leaders "crucify both the unemployed and the working men and women of Pennsylvania on...

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