Canada: THE DOMINION: Labor Blitz

Union labor's drive for higher wages and lower hours boiled into violence last week. The Communist-tinged Canadian Seamen's Union called out 5,000 members manning the ships that ply the Great Lakes. The issue: an eight instead of a twelve-hour day. The union claimed that on about half the 153 lake ships, striking crews had walked out. Strike leaders tried to block the Welland and Cornwall Canals, vital links between Lakes Erie and Ontario, and Montreal. Strikers swarmed aboard the freighter Goderich in the Welland Canal, drove or dumped the crew ashore, lashed the ship to the lock. The...

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