National Affairs: Duress in the Sun

As the chill statistics on unemployment rose in Detroit, the United Auto Workers' Boss Walter P. Reuther, 51, shivered at the thought of being seen or photographed at the A.F.L.-C.I.O. Executive Council's traditional week-long session in a palm-fringed winter resort. But the 29 elders of the U.S. labor movement, more than half of them on the ripe side of 60, voted nonetheless to accept Puerto Rico's invitation to the glossy Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan. Still protesting, Reuther and his wife flew down tourist class; up forward in the first-class section of the same DC-7B, United Electrical Workers' Boss

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