LABOR: Foremen, Unite!

U.S. management this week was face to face with the biggest problem in industrial relations since the formation of the C.I.O. Was there going to be a big union of shop foremen?

There was a small but powerful union already: the Foreman's Association of America, 14,000 strong, headed by florid, black-haired Robert Howard Keys, a 30-year-old ex-machinist, ex-assistant foreman at Ford's River Rouge. By last week Keys had a contract with Ford, was negotiating with Packard, had petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for a contract to become the foreman's exclusive bargaining agency...

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