Business: Labor's Losses

After many jolts to the jaw, a setback on minimum wages

One of the political surprises of the year has been the inability of organized labor to win its way with the Carter Administration or the overwhelmingly Democratic Congress, despite its heavy campaign support of both. A conservative mood in Washington and the efforts of a newly vigorous business lobby have offset AFL-CIO influence. Big Labor failed to persuade Carter to appoint many of its favorites to high Administration posts. The AFL-CIO also suffered a painful defeat when Congress rejected the common-situs picketing bill....

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