U.S. At War: The Battle of Reconversion

In Washington last week the battle of reconversion was as clearly drawn as on a general's map: how much cash per week should the Government pay to workers laid off by peace?

Two New Deal Senators, Harley M. Kilgore of West Virginia and James E. Murray of Montana, backed by labor's legions (C.I.O., A.F. of L., and the National Farmers Union) ordered a grand-scale attack. They demanded that the Federal Government pay a top unemployment compensation of $35 a week for 104 weeks (to a man with three dependents who had been earning $48...

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