PAINLESS AUTOMATION: PAINLESS AUTOMATION

It's Not What Is Done but How

THE biggest scare word in the lexicon of unionism is automation.

To many a union orator, automation is a sinister business for eliminating jobs. In the current steel dispute (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) the problem of increased efficiency through automation and job changes is the chief block to a settlement. But is automation the painful process for workers that is often pictured? Last week there were growing signs that U.S. industry is meeting the problems of automation in an enlightened way.

In Chicago, Armour & Co. announced the selection of President Clark Kerr of the University of California...