Unchivalrous Union

San Francisco's little corps of women welders, fresh out of trade school and champing for work, put unchivalrous Local 6 of the Boiler Makers, Iron Shipbuilders & Helpers Union (A.F. of L.) on the spot.

The local, under tough Business Agent Ed Rainbow, wants no women in its ranks. First it argued that shipyards were too hazardous for women. The companies promptly threw this argument down. Then Ed Rainbow protested that the shipyards had no ladies' rooms. Shipyard wags began quipping about "Rainbow Rooms.'' Last week 22 women bounced into the union...

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