National Affairs: Housing Insurance

Carpenters, electricians, masons et al. are forever getting into rows over who should do what work. Last week U. S. Housing Administrator Nathan Straus, who hopes to assist State and local agencies in building thousands of low-rent homes, announced that U. S. H. A. has arranged with A. F. of L.'s construction unions to settle all such arguments in advance. In return for a guarantee that wages prevailing when a project is started shall be paid until the job is done, the unions agreed to postpone any jurisdictional strikes until the Housing Authority...

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