GOVERNMENT: Wavering Line

The National War Labor Board last week mulled over a new minimum wage rate for the U.S. Public members tentatively suggested a new floor of 55¢ an hour (up from 50¢) to correct substandard wage rates in the textile industry. Few were satisfied with this proposal. Industry members of WLB opposed the increase. Labor members offered their own minimum of 72¢ an hour. And the Textile Workers Union (C.I.O.), which originally asked for the raise, insisted that a 71¢ raise is needed to bring textile wages more in line with those in other industries.

With a majority of WLB apparently agreed...

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