LABOR: G.A.W. Creeps On

The guaranteed annual wage came to a second major U.S. industry last week. After a one-day strike, the C.I.O. National Maritime Union won a contract for supplementary unemployment payments from Atlantic and Gulf Coast ship operators. Shippers will contribute 25¢ daily for each man working, build a fund to make up the difference for 26 weeks between state unemployment compensation ($36 a week in New York, $30 in New Jersey) and $40 weekly when maritime workers are laid off.

For their G.A.W. victory the seamen could give much of the credit to the breakthrough at Ford Motor Co. by Walter Reuther's...

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