U.S. At War: Exhibit A

Thirteen months ago, a determined delegation of labor leaders marched into the White House. Chafing under the Little Steel formula, they came to protest a Bureau of Labor Statistics report which had found only a 23.4% rise in the cost of living (from January 1941 to October 1943). Franklin Roosevelt had seldom seen labor so angry with him. He set up a committee, headed by WLBoss William H. Davis, "to look into the question." The committee included two labor mem bers, the C.I.O.'s R. J. Thomas, the A.F. of L.'s George Meany.

Last week, just before C.I.O. and A.F. of L. met...

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