FOREIGN RELATIONS: Mr. Green. Regrets . . .

A.F. of L.'s William Green hurried into the White House. The President, flanked by Madame Frances Perkins, had a little suggestion to make. For ten years, Mr. Green's A.F. of L. had been the sole U.S. labor representative at the International Labor Organization. Next month's I.L.O. session at Philadelphia, with its weighty postwar agenda, might well be a most momentous meeting. Why not give C.I.O. a half interest in U.S. labor's one international vote?

Stiffly, William Green left the White House. Dutifully, he polled his Executive Committee, wrote to the President with "deep regret" that his A.F. of L. would either:...

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