Labor and Politics

Archive Report

Labor and the 1952 Presidential Contest

Labor's Veto of Barkley's Candidacy for Presidency

All signs indicate, as the 1952 political campaign moves into high gear, that organized labor this year will figure more prominently than ever before in the activities and discussion that make up the quadrennial contest for the presidency. Political action bids fair to be more vigorous and more widespread among leading labor groups than in previous presidential campaigns, and the candidates will be under correspondingly greater pressure to go along with labor's demands or, if they cannot go all the way, to devise offsetting appeals to attract labor votes. Conversely, the prominence of labor in the campaign is likely to stir up debate on the influence of labor in government and to make ...

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