National Affairs: Showdown at Ford

Last week, for the first time in history, Henry Ford's main plant at Dearborn was shut by a strike. One by one, subsidiary and assembly plants throughout the nation, which feed into the main plant or feed from it, were forced to close. The whole production flow of Ford was dammed.

The strike threat which had hung over Ford since C.I.O. determined to organize his plant had become a reality. One day last week, in the rolling mill at the main River Rouge plant, eight union men were fired. Promptly other union workers laid...

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