LABOR: Toothful Proposals

Of all the issues that burned through last November's election campaign, the need for strong labor legislation was one of the hottest. Both parties agreed that new safeguards for union members were needed; that fact had been proved during the long McClellan Committee hearings that uncovered widespread union racketeering. Still, when New York's Republican Senator Irving Ives, since retired, and Massachusetts' Democratic Senator John Kennedy submitted a new A.F.L.-C.I.O.-approved labor bill in the last session, it was beaten down, both by a majority of Republicans, who wanted a stronger law, and by some Democrats who thought that it was...

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