Labor: George & the Leprechauns

Since 1949, the A.F.L.-C.I.O. has poured $15 million into the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, a Brussels-based labor movement dedicated to promoting unionism in underdeveloped countries. Such a stake gives the A.F.L.-C.I.O. a big voice in I.C.F.T.U. affairs and, so Union President George Meany figures, the right to criticize as well. Recently, Meany did just that. At a press conference, he lit into the I.C.F.T.U., charging among other things that it was "an ineffective bureaucracy, right down to the fairies."

To anybody except small children and little old ladies, that meant only one thing, and next day papers across...

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