LABOR: Through the Ceiling

At one time last week 80,000 workers were on strike, including 5,000 at the Crosley Corp. in Cincinnati, 7,500 at the Southeastern Shipbuilding Corp. in Savannah. There were 40 work stoppages throughout the nation; new ones threatened daily as the old ones ended. Even the oldtime prewar gags to attract picket-line attention reappeared — in Hollywood, of course (see cut).

To many a U.S. citizen, the continued seething recalled the recent warning of the United Automobile Workers' R. J. Thomas. Predicting "a lot of strikes" after V-J day, he said: "We will authorize strikes in every plant where a present...

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