LABOR: Strikes Are Up

The farther the nation got beyond V-E day the more strikes there were. One day last week upwards of 100,000 workers were out. The Labor Department's Conciliation Service reported that the daily average of strikes had risen from 20 before V-E day to about 40.

¶ In St. Louis, 2,700 workers at a fuse plant refused to cross a picket line set up by 150 men with a contract grievance.

¶ In Detroit, a jurisdictional flare-up affecting 900 men closed the Packard Motor Car Co. to 21,000 workers. At an aircraft supply plant, 3,500 walked...

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