LABOR: Showdown

Last week Franklin Roosevelt reached a worm-turning point. Having tolerated strikes in defense industry for many months—until the public was fed up and Congress indignant—he either had to put up or curl up. The three strikes which put him in that spot were in the logging camps of the Northwest, in San Francisco shipyards, at North American Aviation, Inc., in Inglewood, Calif. In each case strikers had arrogantly defied the Federal Government. In each case responsible labor leaders repudiated the strike. So finally the President spanked.

Plain to labor leaders, plain to...

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