National Affairs: Crucifixion?

One by one labor's lesser leaders had made their points before the House & Senate labor committees. Their testimony added up to a single doctrine: present laws should not be changed in any important detail. But at least three unions did little last week to encourage Congress to leave things as they are.

The United Electrical Workers' Albert Fitzgerald had hardly claimed that his locals were "autonomous" (and thus no part of a labor monopoly) when Senate Committee Chairman Robert Taft jumped in. Said he: "But you took away the charter of the Bridgeport local because it fired 27 Communists."

Fitzgerald had the...

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