Some Questions for Labor

Lahey, Edwin
February 1942
New Republic;2/2/42, Vol. 106 Issue 5, p143
Focuses on the proposal by U.S. labor leader John Lewis on the consolidation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) and the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Reason behind the rejection of Lewis proposal; "Peace," as conceived by Lewis; Repudiation of the peace plan by the executive board of the CIO; Possibility of Lewis's existence in CIO; Impact of the collapse of War Labor Board on the organic unity of CIO and AFL.


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