LABOR: The Soda Pop War

In the midst of the new U.S. wave of strikes, United Auto Workers' President R. J. Thomas spoke harsh words to the thousands of union men who have flouted their union leaders:

"Public opinion has become inflamed against our union. . . . Our union cannot survive if the nation and our soldiers believe that we are obstructing the war effort. Either we set our house in order at once, cease all wildcat strikes, or we face an attack no union can withstand.

"We must restrain ourselves and our hotheaded brothers today. If we do not, there will be no union...

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