LABOR: Working Their Way

The 21,987-ton Cunard liner Sylvania lay alongside Southampton's Ocean Ter minal ready to sail for New York. Jus before sailing time, 200 members of her 440-man crew walked off the gangplank in a wildcat strike for higher wages. Cap tain William Law called the passenger together in the tourist lounge. "Do you want to sail?" he asked. Yes, shouted th passengers. "All right," said Captain Law "I'm woefully short of catering people Working hours are from 7 in the morning until 9:30 at night. You'll make abou $22 a week. There'll be lots of overtime.

Sylvania's passengers quickly volunteered; 65,...

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