COPPER: Trouble at the Mine

The U.S. is producing a lot less copper this year than it could if the copper mines could keep their miners from drifting off to greener pastures: higher-pay West coast shipyards and factories. Don Nelson and the C.I.O. Mine, Mill & Smelters Union are agreed: high pay in war plants* is playing hob with mining, just as it is playing hob with West Coast lumbering (TIME, June 29).

Sample troubles reported to WPB by the union last week in promoting its claim for higher pay:

>Anaconda's vast Butte mine lost 1,000 men to other...

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