LABOR: Superseniority

It was all very simple. Abraham Fishgold, 28, got back his job as a welder after being honorably discharged from the Army. But later, men had to be laid off at Brooklyn's Sullivan Dry Dock & Repair Corp. And Fishgold was one of them, because his seniority— including time in the service—was less than that of old hands.

That raised an immediate issue over which labor and veterans were already arguing. What does the Selective Service Act mean when it says that a private employer must, if possible, give a veteran back his job for at least one year? Does...

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