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The merging of AFL-CIO has
brought tremendous power to the
union politically. Some believe that
Big Labor officials, many who think in
terms of "Me, the people!" are geared
for a big political coup in the forthcoming presidential election. Probably
millions will be spent by Big Labor on
propaganda alone in the 1956 election.
And, needless to say, there are those
who will succumb to a line of reasoning slanted skillfully for radio, newspapers and other media. Labor itself
most likely will be a major campaign
issue, and whoever wins the Democratic nomination — should he be
elected to the presidency — doubtless
will be indebted to Big Labor for being the dominating force responsible.
Perhaps the favorite philosophy of
compulsory unionists is that such a
system has its basis in our system oil
government — rule of the majority
This comparison delights such proponents. A more incorrect analogy couW
hardly be drawn; rather, Americans
have always championed the indivitl
ual, the minority.18 Our civil liberties
were blood-bought. Are we to W
them be spirited away, one by one?
The logical place for Communist'
in this country is in labor unions. An»
labor leaders are being converted I
democratic socialism.'• This appeal
to be watered-down communism j
effect, the semi-sugar-coating of a OT
Perhaps Abraham Lincoln said
best — "No man is good enough I
govern another man without the otbj
er's consent." 1*1
The late President Roosevelt at a broadcast from
the White House. Soid F.D.R., "The government
would never force workers to join a union. That
would be too much like the Hitler methods
The Case far Voluntary Unionism," a p.""1'
■sued by Chamber of Commerce of the Vv-**
Washington fi, D. C, not dated, p. 14.
"Congressional Digest, Feb., 1956, p. 64, * '
35, No. 2, Washington, I). C.
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most serious omission" of the Social Security Act . . . Reuther told the- Senate
Finance Committee that the American
people expect Congress "to pine, up this
most conspicuous gap" this year.'"
After all is said and done, if rigbt-
to-work laws gain a toe-hold, subsequently they will gain a strangle
hold on unions. The result will be that
the worker can't help but end up low-
man on the totem pole. It is time our
citizenry availed themselves of pertinent facts, of the part unions have
played and are continuing to play in
the development of these, our United
States of America.
And as for all the current misinformation regarding communism in
IVuther Asks Congress Act on Disability,"
AFL-CIO .Villi, February 2.-;, 1936.
unions, especially in the larger unions,
George Meany, president of AFL-CIO
made the following statements at
Seton Hall University:
We, of American labor, firmly oppose
all forms of dictatorship.
We vigorously support our free system
of government. We realize that, without a
free system of government, there can he
neither free lahor nor free enterprise-.
Communism and every other totalitarian
despotism is the deadly enemy of free
labor unions. Free labor unionism and
totalitarianism simply cannot coexist. They
negate each other. . . .
Nor can I emphasize sufficiently that
communism is likewise the mortal foe- of
private capital, private ownership, and the
private management of industry.
... So far, communism has never
gained a position anywhere except by
fraud, force, and terror. In spite of all
its loud propaganda to the contrary, communism has never given anv- people any
thing tree. So far, Moscow has done "''
finitely more taking from, than gi\ ii
other peoples.10 ^^^
So spoke George Meany, prcsid1''!
of AFL-CIO, who has never ta*f]
part in a strike in his life. Also, "s
union official, he has never ordey]
workers to strike or to organize p'c
Does this sound like party line pa
iiliun or opiate lor the masses, as sojj
would have us believe? A union eJ"J
through its workers; truly, they are
reason for being. Unions of the ^"Jj
ers, by the workers and for the v'0
ers . . .
Our very Government itself is ba*
on such a democratic system.
"Address by AFL-CIO president Onriw ^Sti. the fapl
at Se-tein Hall University,_ Ct>imrcs.\i„rial '" l^rr,. "-'
Id ..y 21, lir,(i. pp. 2878-79.
""Meany at tbe- Summit," by Man,lei Lord
ney, American Mercury, February, 11)56.
Red glow of the Bessemers lights the sky above the National Tube Company, McKeesport, Pa. Such plants,
claim Big Labor, are representative of the progress made in industry with the help of organized labor.
Facts Forum News, M<ty>
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