National Affairs: Barrel No. 2

Labor worked out a catchy name for it —the "slave labor" bill—and launched its campaign. To beat the bill, the A.F.L. alone poured $1,000,000 into newspaper ads, radio programs and mass meetings, all adding up to a demand that the President veto it. In Pennsylvania and Indiana, 17,000 of Jonn Lewis' mine workers walked out in protest strikes. From California, A.F.L. and C.I.O. delegates moved on Washington in a "veto caravan" of 100 autos; they hoped to stage an eleventh-hour demonstration at the White House.

Henry Wallace, Harold Ickes, Leon Henderson, Eleanor Roosevelt cried out against the bill. New York's Mayor William...

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