LABOR: Notice to John Lewis

Bombed above, torpedoed below and with a mutiny between decks, the War Labor Board somehow doggedly sailed ahead on its fixed course last week.

The Board lurched successfully through the minefield of the week, voting to reject demands for a general wage increase for 220,000 workers in eight West Coast aircraft plants. But the margin of success was narrow (the vote was 7-to-5). Thus far the Board had not jettisoned its heavy cargo, the wage-raise yardstick (15% increases to cover the rise in living costs to May 1942), but all around the angry...

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