LABOR: Common Humanity

At a Manhattan dock one morning last week, the U. S. Lines' passenger ship, American Trader, had her cargo stowed, her gangplank up, all else in readiness to sail with 53 passengers to Europe. Once safely across the Atlantic, the American Trader, under special orders from the U. S. State Department, was to take aboard stranded U.S. citizens, get them home with all speed.

But still at her dock at week's end was the American Trader. Her C.I.O. crew suddenly struck for a $150-per-month war risk compensation for each seaman (average wages: $70 a month). The union also wants a $25,000...

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