U.S. At War: Mr. Biddle Lets One Go

An opinion vastly complicating the U.S. labor situation came down last week from Attorney General Francis Biddle.

Mr. Biddle held that under the new Smith-Connally-Harness Act a minority of employes in a war plant may ask for a strike vote, even when a majority already has in force a collective-bargaining contract. This ruling will be a big help to John L. Lewis. Lewis' catch-all District 50, which includes everything from dairy farmers to petroleum workers, has been trying to gain control at the Allis-Chalmers plant in Springfield, Ill., where C.I.O. already has...

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