The re-unification of the CIO and AFL, after twenty long years, will send hopes soaring in the battered House of Labor. The word “unity” has a magic which deeply affects not only the man at the lathe but his intellectual friend as well. It conjures a picture of a strong, singleminded labor movement battering down the pillars of poverty and making its voice resound through the halls of Congress.
Much will undoubtedly be gained. CIO and AFL will no longer have to “consult,” nor to bicker, for united action; the two groups will work through one executive committee and speak with one voice. In suggesting amendments to the Taft-Hartley law, for example, the united federation will not stumble about as at present,...
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