MANAGEMENT: Foreman Troubles

Thirty-four years ago, shop-apprentice George T. Christopher's biggest worry in business life was how to get along with his foreman at Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. This week George Christopher again worried about his relations with foremen—but this time it was 1,200 of them. Packard Motor Car Co.'s President George Christopher had been informed that 666 of his 1,200 foremen had voted to be represented by the fast-growing and belligerent Foremen's Association of America.

Without waste of time, President Christopher struck back. He denounced the unionization as impracticable, a step he felt safe in taking since he believes that foremen,...

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