LABOR: Power Politics

The Administration, pressured by angry labor leaders and threatened with mounting strike calls, is slowly, reluctantly allowing wages to rise.* This was the real meaning of, and the big news behind, the country's fourth coal strike of 1943.

The strike itself was no longer the paramount problem. Ways & means had been found to give the miners a fat raise. The ways & means were a significant illustration of the significant change in Administration labor tactics.

Just six days before the Oct. 31 coal-strike deadline, WLB had brusquely torn up John Lewis' proposed Illinois mine contract (TIME, Oct. 25). In its place,...

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