LABOR: Tough Foremen

On the U.S. industrial front, factory foremen are the top sergeants, the voice of management in the shop. Many U.S. industrialists were concerned when a foreman's union took shape (TIME, March 29). They breathed easier when NLRB ruled last May that the Wagner Act does not apply to foremen. But last week the up-&-coming Foreman's Association of America proved that the foreman problem is far from settled.

In the Willow Run bomber plant, the company docked the pay of a foreman for spending company time on union business. The foremen promptly struck....

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