National Affairs: Strong Medicine

Just as meaningful as the Teamster ouster at the A.F.L.-C.I.O. convention was the appearance of Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell. He had come to Atlantic City to lay out the Eisenhower Administration's program for labor legislation in the next session of Congress. It amounted to some strong medicine for an ailing patient.

Mincing no words about labor's bad condition—emblazoned on U.S. minds as a result of the McClellan committee disclosures of union crookedness—Jim Mitchell showed that he was determined, despite his desire to keep U.S. bureaucracy out of internal union affairs, to achieve a cleanup in labor through legislation by 1) laying...

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