THE NATION: Questions & Answers

No one wanted to be accused of rocking the boat. But no one seemed willing to sit still either.

Last week the nation's newspapers were filled with big, black headlines telling of labor's new wants for 1949. From the sidewalks of New York to the docks of Honolulu, the powerful C.I.O. and its 6,000,000 members were on the march. How far could they march, how much would they demand, in the midst of what Harry Truman called "a declining national economy"?

C.I.O. Economist Robert Nathan, hired to provide the respectability of statistics for labor's case, admitted there could be no such thing...

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