The critical manpower situation in the country has brought the problem of the Negro and the unions to the forefront and this book is a comprehensive analysis of the policies towards the Negro in most of the large unions of the A F of L, the C I O and the railway unions. The C I O has the best record of democratic and liberal acceptance of the Negro; the A F of L ranks next; the railway unions exclude the Negro from membership and keep Negroes in nial and unskilled jobs with few voting privileges. The author traces the development of policies in different areas; even in the South the Negro plays an important part is , while in the North and West he may have little influence in others. The on the Negro problem are providing food for serious thought. This book presents another facet of the problem. The position of labor unions is of utmost importance and their attitude towards the Negro question has long needed clarification. In studying the facts and presenting them, the author has made a constructive contribution.