Wheels within Wheels

For 65 days the big Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co. plant at West Allis, Wis. had been strikebound. Not a wheel had turned on $45,000,000 of defense orders. Late last week about a third (2,500) of the plant's workers went back to work—at the request of the Navy and OPM }. What effect did this one shutdown have on U. S. defense? Iron Age found that the Allis-Chalmers strike had hampered the work of around 30 firms and projects, more than a third of all defense contracts. The Allis-Chalmers strike had held up work at:...

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