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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 5, May 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date May 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript ■%• e& (Continued from Page 6) 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 ter pill. Perhaps Abraham Lincoln said best — "No man is good enough I govern another man without the otbj er's consent." 1*1 "is m 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 toward labor." 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. let i States I am A 7U (Continued from Page 7) 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 lines.-1 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. — 4i>tt,WLred- "Address by AFL-CIO president Onriw ^Sti. the fapl at Se-tein Hall University,_ Ct>imrcs.\i„rial '" l^rr,. "-' i-< Id ..y 21, lir,(i. pp. 2878-79. ""Meany at tbe- Summit," by Man,lei Lord ney, American Mercury, February, 11)56. v RK, % ear,, 1, 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. Page 8 Facts Forum News, M<ty> K^sswon ELabom rand's tYy'1 it- Err* R "ut i R^ed in •fc <>m \
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