National Affairs: 41,000 Years' Work

Secretary of Labor Perkins' statisticians last week made a reckoning that U. S. workers on strike lost 10,222,000 man-days during the first five months of 1934. Since May strikes have multiplied and grown bigger. On the Pacific Coast, the maritime workers alone are estimated to have lost 1,900,000 days' work. On the basis of Madam Perkins' figures, dopesters last week figured that so far this year U. S. Labor had struck itself out of 15,000,000 days—or 41,000 years—of work and probably $75.000.000 of pay. Among other strikes of last week which were making...

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