Back in the depression days of the '30s, Nathan Shefferman, the son of an impoverished Baltimore rabbi, got himself a job with the New Deal's National Labor Board, became something of a success as a labor relations man. Shef, as his friends call him, did not remain long in the ranks of the Government's labor forces. In 1935 he went to work for Sears. Roebuck & Co. as labor relations boss. Four years later, while still working for Sears, Shef formed Labor Relations Associates, and after 18 years was running probably the biggest labor consulting service in the U.S....

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