LABOR: Everybody's Doing It

Strike-happy Americans could take comfort; other people were crazy too. Around the world last week, labor, management and government were at each other's throats.

¶In Japan, traffic and transport workers won a sharp, significant victory. More than 5,000 members of their Communist-led union paraded through Tokyo, immediately achieved: 1) wage increases averaging 500%; 2) ousting of "reactionaries" from the company; 3) employe participation in management. Just before this victory, Japanese Reds had gained face because of U.S. concessions to Russia on control of Japan (TIME, Jan. 7).

¶In Australia unions blacklisted a...

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