Labor: The Debate About Overtime

Many a working man still counts on overtime to finance a vacation or a new TV set, but the top ranks of labor increasingly regard the institution as more of a bane than a blessing. Their criticism reflects a growing union feeling that overtime work is stealing a chance to work from the nation's jobless, and their demands to curb it rank with the 35-hour week as a favored solution to high unemployment. In a bow to organized labor, President Johnson joined the attack in his State of the Union message by proposing a study to consider penalties against...

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