Labor, Dixie and '48

Shelton, Willard
December 1947
New Republic;12/29/47, Vol. 117 Issue 26, p6
Reports on the provision in the Taft-Hartley Act which prohibits unions from contributing to political campaigns, a condition that has worried Southern labor leaders. Application of the prohibition only to federal elections; Preparation of an extensive campaign by the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the American Federation of Labor and other railroad brotherhoods to capture city and county committees and groups of men who form the basis of the Southern Democratic Party; Number of governorships, U.S. Senate seats and control of congressional districts which are at stake in the elections.


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