LABOR: Speech on a Buoy

Stocky Charlie Daggert knows how to use his fists. At 18, during World War I, he punched his way to the featherweight championship of the U.S. Navy. But, as Daggert says, he also has "a bit of Irish wit." Last week Daggert called upon that wit.

Daggert, now 46, is president of a small, independent union at the Quaker City Iron Works, a Philadelphia plant engaged in secret war work. Last February the union petitioned the War labor Board for a 10% wage increase, got no action through six irritating months. Despite the pleas of Daggert, and of servicemen sent...

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