LABOR: Big Battle of Little Steel

If 99.1¢-an-hour steel labor deserves a wage boost now, why shouldn't practically every other worker in the country get a raise too? And then where will price control be short of Kingdom come? These are practically the only questions overlooked by a fact-finding panel of the War Labor Board, which spent four and a half months taking 2,500 pages of testimony and preparing a 67-page steel-wage report. Last week the panel reported that it could find no good reason why labor in "Little Steel" (Bethlehem, Republic, Youngstown, Inland) should not be given...

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