Amalgamated Bank of Chicago faced a dilemma last summer when its former president became the Clinton administration's point man on getting the North American Free Trade Agreement through Congress.

"After a 70-plus year history of being pro-labor, we didn't want to get a bum rap," said Robert M. Wrobel, the bank's president for the past year. "Labor was not on the Nafta band-wagon."

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