LABOR: Color Bar

Into the red and green conference room of Greater Miami Beach's Americana Hotel stepped pink and grey President George Meany for the annual midwinter huddle of his A.F.L.-C.I.O. executive council last week—and he forthwith boomed out a judgment that may haunt him for months.

What, asked a reporter, did Meany think about the likelihood that Harlem Democrat Adam Clayton Powell Jr. will become chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee next year? "Terrible," said forthright George Meany. "He has a bad voting and absentee record. He uses his position to stir...

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