WAGES: Guaranteed Paychecks

One reason for unrest in automobile Labor is that the unavoidable peaks and valleys of production keep men on three shifts part of the year, completely idle at other times. To help level out the automotive work-year. Franklin Roosevelt persuaded the industry to move its annual Show from January to November. But this was only a mild palliative and Detroit has lately gossiped that Henry Ford was about to put his men on an annual wage.† This week not Ford but General Motors did that very thing for its 150,000 hourly wage employes....

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