LABOR: Steel Tempers

In Chicago last week, for the first time since a strike was called against three big independent steel companies — Republic, Youngstown, Inland—the basic law which is supposed to forestall strikes was finally invoked. Van A. Bittner, regional director of the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, formally accused Inland Steel Co. before the Labor Board of "unfair labor practices" under the Wagner Labor Relations Act. Thus, after 70,000 men had been out of work for three weeks, the one legal question at the bottom of the strike was belatedly raised:

Under the Wagner Labor...