Business: Challenge to Industry

It would be "comparatively simple" to augment the U.S. supply of war workers by at least 25% (4,000,000 men) without adding a single person to the nation's payroll. So said tall, white-mustached Albert Ramond, president of the Bedaux Co., to a capacity audience at the Los Angeles Town Hall Club last week. His simple formula: incentive pay.

Albert Ramond should know what he is talking about. His company, which labor once associated with the most hated kind of production speedup, has in recent years learned to work with labor well (TIME, Jan. 19,...

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