Business: Share the Work Plan

A worthy plan to ease the railroad manpower shortage came last week from, of all places, the powerful Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Their idea: to register all railroad men periodically unemployed at off-peak times on their own roads, for emergency work on nearby railroads where lack of manpower threatens to delay movement of war shipments. Under the scheme the workers would retain their seniority standing with their old railroad but would work under the pay rates and regulations of the railroad temporarily hiring them.

Brotherhood president, tough, New Dealish Alexander Fell Whitney, first...

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