LABOR: Peace with Jimmy War on the Hill

During the last lap of his run for the presidency, Jimmy Carter was delighted to accept the belated support of organized labor. Once in the Oval Office, however, the conservative Georgia Democrat spent much time soothing largely Republican businessmen, while seeming to slight all sorts of cherished labor goals. Reflecting on Carter's lack of concern for such labor pets as common situs picketing, which would have enabled a single union to shut down a construction site, AFL-CIO President George Meany groused that Carter's record on labor legislation was "a lot of talking...

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