LABOR: Lesson in Geography

As long ago as 1908, western waterfront employers began to combat incipient labor organizations through local and coastwise associations. Now, in every western port save Tacoma, Wash., and three lesser ports on Puget Sound, four regional associations and the master Shipowners' Association of the Pacific Coast, represent all but a few small companies in continual bickers & dickers with Harry Bridges' International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union.

The foregoing facts were recited last week by the National Labor Relations Board as sufficient reason for requiring the associations to deal as a coast-wide...

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