LABOR: Storm over NDMB

Many an industrialist cried out last week that the National Defense Mediation Board had dealt industry a foul blow: the "maintenance of membership" clause (TIME, Sept. 1), which the Board had recommended in the Federal Shipbuilding case, was a kick in the groin.

Maintenance of membership, they claimed, was a modified closed shop. It was a blow, therefore, at free enterprise and the individual rights of man. Said the New York Sun's Phelps Adams: "Like every other New Deal agency that has yet been established on the labor front, the Board has given clear evidence of its bias against management, and...

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