THE PRESIDENCY: Square Deal for Labor?

"My fellow Americans," said President Eisenhower, looking squarely out from the nation's TV sets one night last week. "I want to speak to you tonight on an issue of great importance to every man, woman and child in this nation. It is above any partisan political consideration. It affects every American regardless of occupation, regardless of political affiliation. I speak of labor reform legislation."

For weeks the President had been urged by Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen and House G.O.P. Leader Charlie Halleck to do what he had never done in the...

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