Public still favors worker-choice

But Obama envisions vast network of forced-labor tribute
The editorial ran on Labor Day, Sept. 1, 1941 — a fact that Ruggles later chalked up to coincidence.

The right-to-work editorial wasn’t anti-union per se. Its proposed amendment also guaranteed the right to join unions without fear of reprisal or hiring discrimination.

The editorial said in part:

“Now this country may wish to become a vast network of union labor. If so, it is within the rights of a democracy to so decide. But the greatest crisis that confronts the nation today is the domestic issue of the right to work as a member of a labor union, if the individual wishes, or without membership in a union if he so elects.”
(from dallasnews.com)

Mein Kampf, Chappaquiddick

On this day: July 18
Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto 'Mein Kampf' (1925)

After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off the Chappaquiddick Bridge (1969)

b: Andrei Gromyko (1909), Nelson Mandela (1918); d: Mary Jo Kopechne (1969)

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