Business: Eroding Respectability

The U.S. intellectual is swinging away from his traditional friendly feeling toward labor and unions. So warned Professor George S. Odiorne of the University of Michigan's Bureau of Industrial Relations last week. To labor's leadership, said he, this may mean that during the 19603, unions will find themselves under increasing attack from their onetime friends.

"During the '30s," said Odiorne, "the unions as advocates of 'more' for the underdog could attract the support of independent opinion-makers in pulpit and college classroom. This independent thinker today finds himself far less challenged by the plight of the simple workman, who is often much better...

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