MANAGEMENT: The Right to Fire

The War Labor Board last week certified to U.S. employers an all-important managerial right. Henceforth management may discharge, or otherwise discipline unionists who violate a contract.

All this came about because of one Anton Jankowski, a Herculean (6 ft. 2 in., 250 lb.) employe of Muskegon's (Mich.) Norge Division of Borg-Warner (plane parts, vacuum pumps, valves). Last November, the War Department ordered Norge to cut back production of gun mounts. This reduced the piecework earnings of its employes. The U.A.W.A.F. of L. promptly protested, but agreed to go along if the company...

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