National Affairs: Labor Report

James John Davis, second Secretary of Labor since that Department was divorced from Commerce in 1913, celebrated his eighth year in office with a report touching all phases of the work in 1928. Some facts: The Federal employment service found jobs for 1,412,645 applicants. The Bureau of Conciliation intervened in 478 industrial disputes. It worked to tranquillize strikes and lockouts affecting 350,000 workers (but claimed no great success in the bitter, long-drawn coal strike of last winter, which it proved powerless to end). Immigration is in Labor's province and Secretary Davis dwelt at...

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