FDR Outsmarts John L

T. R. B.
December 1941
New Republic;12/1/41, Vol. 105 Issue 22, p732
Focuses on a strike in the coal mining industry in the U.S. Dispute between John L. Lewis, chairman of Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO) and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Discussion of leader of CIO Philip Murray's, handling of the convention that demonstrated his statesmanship; Statement that refusing either to be bluffed by Lewis or panicked by public opinion, he emerged from the melee, with the friendship of labor and the respect of those who had joined in the clamor for a crack-down; Description of Lewis' hope regarding the CIO that should be kept out of the interventionist camp and to reestablish himself as actual if not nominal leader of the organization he founded; Information on the Hobbs concentration-camp bill; Appointment of John R. Steelman, head of the Department's Conciliation Service, as an arbitrator by Roosevelt.


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