LABOR: Prelude to Battle

It was estimated last week that in little more than two months the deadlocked shipping strike had cost workers, shippers and their far-flung clients some $457,000,000. Biggest and costliest of its kind though it was, as the year turned there was brewing another industrial battle which promised to make the shipping strike look like a brawl in a waterfront saloon. One mighty antagonist was the world's largest automobile manufacturer, General Motors Corp., master of almost half the nation's No. i industry. The other was the Committee for Industrial Organization chairmanned by the...

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