LABOR: Strikes-of-the-Week

When John Llewellyn Lewis wants $1,000,000, all he has to do is assess his 500,000 United Mine Workers $1 each per month for two months. Last week, to build a war chest which would prime the No. 1 U. S. union for any emergency, he announced such assessments. The emergency might be a nation-wide bituminous coal strike, operators having warned last week that they would up the work week from 35 to 40 hours when the current contract expires March 31. Or it might be a steel strike. Some 250 steel company-union leaders...

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