RECOVERY: Ickes to Labor

Irked was dahlia-growing Public Works Administrator Ickes last week when ten unions proposed that the American Federation of Labor ask the President to "remove those officials whose laxity and inefficiency" was delaying the $3,300,000,000 Federal building program (see p. 11).

"A great deal of the delay in putting to work money that has already been allotted has been on account of what is claimed to be unreasonably high wages." Administrator Ickes shot back at Labor. "I am reluctant to believe that a serious body like the A. F. of L., having any...

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