LABOR: WLB Crackdown

The strengthened, revitalized War Labor Board (TIME, Aug. 30) continued to crack down impartially on labor and management last week.

> Faced with a major strike, WLB moved swiftly to invoke its new authority to cripple a recalcitrant union. At the Johnsville, Pa. plant of Brewster Aeronautical Corp., 4,000 workers walked out. Reason; four plant guards, members of both Coast Guard Reserve and the C.I.O. Auto Workers Union, were arrested by the Coast Guard for failure to perform their duties.

WLB promptly ordered the "unconditional return" of all strikers. The Johnsville strikers...

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