LABOR: Machinery

By a smothering mesh of legal machinery in the United States, the workmen's voice is stifled—as Labor sees it. Hence the rejoicing of Labor, when a decision is handed down like the one that came last week from the United States Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Some 40,000 firemen and "engine hostlers" (men who wash and oil locomotives) employed by 55 class one railroads of the west, were awarded a pay-raise, aggregating $3,600,000 per annum.

The Transportation Act of 1920 provided a Labor board to...

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