CLOTHING: Historic Contract

Since NRA's famous Section 7(a) was written, many a U. S. employer has had his first experience bargaining (or wrangling) with a labor union over wages, hours, the closed shop. This week some Manhattan businessmen confronted a union contract that involved none of these things. It is such a remarkable contract that when & if it is signed, a new era in U. S. labor relations will be formally opened.

Potent I.L.G.W.U.'s Dress Joint Board (85,000 members) has had a closed-shop, industry-wide agreement since 1933 with Manhattan's 2,100-odd dress manufacturing shops, who...

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