LABOR: Bull Session

In Miami last week, Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell tried a bold experiment. He had a speaking engagement at the C.I.O. International Union of Electrical Workers' convention, and such occasions, he knew from experience, were likely to be routine and cause little excitement. As a moderate spokesman of labor in a businessman's administration, Mitchell had no prepared pyrotechnics for dazzling the delegates. And besides, he was intensely interested in learning what was on the workingmen's minds. So he decided to skip the speech and present himself as a target for all...

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