LABOR: Low Blow

The frenzied exchange of verbal brickbats customary when rival unions compete for control of an unorganized factory rarely disturbs the philosophical members of the National Labor Relations Board. The Board's traditional attitude has been that "exaggerations, inaccuracies, partial truths, name-calling and falsehoods, while not condoned, may be excused as legitimate propaganda . . . ."

Recently, however, the NLRB was called upon to consider one of the low blows struck at United Aircraft Corp.'s North Haven, Conn. plant, where the workers decided by a vote of 935 to 873 last October that they would rather join the C.I.O.'s United Auto...

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