LABOR: The Taming of Art Glover

For nearly two weeks, 4,000 members of the Switchmen's Union of North America had tied up four major midwestern and western railroads and crippled a fifth. Thousands of cattle ready for the feed lots were stranded in the grasslands. Wheat was waiting to be shipped; in stretches of Kansas, served only by the Rock Island, wheat overflowed elevators and was piled on the ground.

Union Boss Arthur J. Glover and his boys were strictly small fry beside the railroad brotherhoods, but Art's ambition was to be a bush league John L. Lewis. He figured that he could enhance his power...

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