LABOR: Builders' Peace

Every year 900,000 U. S. artisans, mostly unionized, put together about seven billion dollars worth of buildings. Because of new construction methods, every year they lose some of their wages, builders lose some of their $7,000,000,000, through jurisdictional strikes between trade unions. Thus, many a job has been delayed while plasterers and cement workers argued as to where floors stopped and walls began; while carpenters challenged the right of metal workers to put up metallic window and door frames; while ordinary laborers denied to carpenters the privilege of tearing down their...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!