Foreign News: The Ostracized Workman

Meek little Jimmy Alcock, 54, was always a man to avoid trouble. But trouble sought him out at the Lancashire aircraft works, where he was a $25-a-week semiskilled laborer. When Britain's engineering (i.e., machinists') unions called a nationwide one-day "token" strike, Jimmy wondered what to do. He did not be long to the engineering union, and his own General and Municipal Workers union was not involved in the strike. He asked his union what to do. He was told to go to work as usual, and Jimmy did. He was the only man in...

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