National Affairs: Bad Management

The American Car & Foundry Co.'s big boxcar plant at Madison, Ill. (across the Mississippi from St. Louis), has a base reputation among red-hot unionists, has had many strikes and stoppages. Last week, to the amazement of its C.I.O and A.F. of L. workers, A.C. & F. was accused of pro-union activity. The National Labor Relations Board decided that A. C. & F. had fired a Negro chainman to satisfy employes who refused to work with him because he would not join the A. F. of L. NLRB's ukase to the company: reinstate the man, "cease and desist from encouraging membership"...

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