National Affairs: Strikes of the Week

Maine's Androscoggin River, some 30 miles before it flows down to the sea, divides the cities of Lewiston and Auburn, built upon a thriving shoe industry. Month ago 19 shoe factories of the twin towns were closed by a strike of the United Shoe Workers of America, a C.I.O. union. In Lewiston, last week, Associate Justice Harry Manser of Maine's Supreme Judicial Court handed down a temporary injunction denying the union's right to call the strike. His grounds: the Wagner Labor Act. Said he:

"Testimony shows that six people, not duly elected to represent the shoe workers of Lewiston and Auburn, issued...

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