National Defense: Vultee Struck

C. I. 0. organizers, trying to set up unions in U. S. aircraft plants, have a prime selling point: aircraft workers get lower hourly wages (although they may earn more in the course of a year) than men at comparable jobs in automobile factories. During September, factory hands in the zooming aircraft industry averaged 73.8¢ an hour, automen 94.9¢. Last week in one factory U. A. W. forced a showdown.

Out on strike walked the 3,000 production workers of Vultee Aircraft at Downey, Calif. Work on a whacking backlog of $84,000,000 (including orders for $50,000,000...

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