LABOR: Singing in the Streets

When the members of San Francisco's Association of Distributors last month began locking out union warehousemen who refused to handle a "hot" freight car loaded in a struck Woolworth warehouse, they started something. All told, 121 warehouses were closed, 3,000 of Harry Bridges' 8,000 warehousemen were out of work. More important, the Distributors Association had given a demonstration of employer solidarity more convincing than any that turbulent San Francisco had seen since the 1934 General Strike. So bucked up was Roger Dearborn Lapham, board chairman of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. and new chairman of the employers' strike-born Committee of 43,...

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