Labor: Boycott at G.E.

The A.F.L.-C.I.O. has supported so many boycotts by member unions against employers that last summer President George Meany made a little joke about it. A loyal unionist's ultimate treason, he said, would be to eat grapes while flying over West Virginia in a National Airlines plane burning Shell gasoline. At that time, for various reasons, unions were battling against National, Shell, the growers of California table grapes and the state of West Virginia. But the A.F.L.-C.I.O. had never organized a boycott on its own—until last week. Then, on the first day of the...

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