LABOR: Helping the Boss

"Worried by a sales slump which laid off 38 workers, the retail clerks union in John Wanamaker's New York store took an unusual step; it shrewdly decided to woo the public instead of damning the management. Union members appropriated $6,000 for newspaper advertisements and mail circulars to plug the store they work for. If business picks up, explained Paul P. Milling, president of the union local, "we will be able to look forward to a further improvement in wages . . ."

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