LABOR: Strong Arm

The big news of the week—and one of the biggest pieces of news in all 1943—was that President Roosevelt got tough. At last he stood fast against Labor's demands; at last he solidly backed up the anti-inflation Little Steel formula, held to so stubbornly for months by Stabilizer Fred Vinson and the War Labor Board.

The President, in seizing the $28,000,000,000 railroad industry, smashed back the heaviest assault made on the Little Steel formula since John Lewis' attack. By doing so he served sharp notice on the millions in union labor's legions that the formula must hold; that the concessions to...

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