MANAGEMENT: Incentive Pay Finds a Way

The problem of incentive pay is the hottest potato in U.S. war production. It has been championed as the answer to the manpower pinch, as a shot in the arm to hop war production up as much as 30%. It has also been condemned as a backward step towards the piecework system (particularly unpopular with automotive workers), the speedup, the sweatshop.

Last week in Detroit, where incentive pay has made snail's progress in the onetime auto industry, C. E. Wilson, WPB's production chief, once again pleaded for it. He begged labor not to...

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