National Affairs: Wages & Hours

Sparks began to fly last week when President Roosevelt let it be known that his Black-Connery wages & hours bill, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1937, which has been publicly mulled by the Senate and House Labor Committees the past fortnight, was to pass substantially as written. Sidetracked thus was Senator Borah's proposed amendment to bar monopoly-made goods from interstate commerce. But as C. I. O.'s John L. Lewis and A. F. of L.'s William Green agreed with each other and with Capital that the wages & hours fixing powers of the Act...