LABOR: Enlightened Self-Interest

The extraordinary International Ladies Garment Workers Union made extraordinary news again last week: it approved a cut in its own bitterly won wage rates, if such a cut is necessary to get war work for its members.

Coming from I.L.G.W.U.,the suggestion was not as surprising as it would be from most other unions. The last time David Dubinsky's union made big news (TIME, Feb. 24, 1941), it was fighting to make its employers live up to I.L.G.W.U. efficiency standards, in the hope that more efficiency would bring more profits to the chaotic industry, and more security to its labor.

The same kind...

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