LABOR: Right-of-Way

The President attacked the rail strike situation first. The Administration's problem: to find a way around the Little Steel formula by some kind of a "free dishes" side-offer, similar to John L. Lewis' portal-to-portal stratagem. The 350,000 men in the five strike-threatening big brotherhoods, the 1,100,000 men in the equally dissatisfied 15 nonoperating brotherhoods, watched the White House closely. So did the 135 million U.S. citizens who depend on the rails. As the week began, Franklin Roosevelt made the national sentiment clear: a railroad strike is unthinkable.


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