National Affairs: Striking Partner

Notable were two strikes last week which revealed the impotence of the National Recovery Administration to put down the labor controversies stirred up by NIRA. Both disputes flunked the National Labor Board because nowhere in the law was that agency, an extra-legal body backed only by the President's prestige, given authority to force settlements in the backwash of NRA code-making. The Ford and coal strikes exemplified the stubborn militancy of Labor to overreach itself, the stubborn militancy of Capital to resist to the limit.

The Ford strike involved wages and hours of some 3,000...

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