Canada: THE DOMINION: Rumblings

In Ottawa last week Pat Conroy, secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Congress of Labor, made a prediction: at least 200,000 members of the C.C.L. unions will be involved in campaigns for wage increases "within the next two months." Before he spoke, the roar had already begun:

The C.I.O.'s International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers demanded a 29¢-an-hour wage increase for 40,000 workers. Alternative: a strike affecting 67 Canadian companies.

Leaders of the United Textile Workers of America (A.F. of L.) planned a campaign for a 15¢-an-hour increase. They, too, talked strike.


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