U.S. At War: Responsibility

". . . An . . . insult. . . . I predict that it is the straw that will break the back of the unfair and inequitable wages and prices camel of the Government." The speaker was the usually conservative David B. Robertson, president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. His subject: the decision of a special railway emergency board, affecting 400,000 members of his and four other operating railroad unions.

Thirteen months ago the 15 nonoperating unions began seeking a blanket 20¢ an hour raise on the grounds that they were suffering under a "gross inequity" in wages...

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