LABOR: Cinema Clean-Up

"The Federation is pledged to go the limit in purging itself of racketeering. Our policy is to protect members from racketeering in any form. Racketeering has manifested itself in many lines. There are, no doubt, some who have fastened themselves upon the American labor movement and are exploiting hardworking, honest members. Upon these leeches we will have no mercy!"

So declared William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, at an executive council meeting last summer in Atlantic City (TIME, Aug. 1). Last week at Cincinnati the A. F. of L.'s annual...

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