National Affairs: Navy Moves In

The Navy took over the strike-shut Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. at Kearny, N.J. this week—as the Army took over the strike-shut North American Aviation plant on the West Coast in June. But there were two big differences. This time it was labor that cheered while management just abdicated. And this time it looked as though the Government might have to run the plant for the duration.

No question of wages or hours was involved in the Kearny strike. Both sides had accepted the master agreement which established pay scales and working conditions, exacted...

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