LABOR: Fortress Holiday

For more than seven months the WLB had put off a decision on an old grievance. Since July, West Coast aircraft workers had been demanding an increase in pay commensurate with shipyard scales. Last week the dispute boiled over in a costly mass demonstration by workers in Seattle's two big Boeing plants. Work on Flying Fortresses stopped for three hours, was slowed down for longer.

Fortress builders left their jobs, surged laughing through Seattle streets, attended a lengthy meeting of Lodge 751, A.F. of L. International Association of Machinists. To the WLB they...

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