National Affairs: War & Peace

Exactly two hours after the Western Electric settlement officially ended the nation's only major strike, 3,800 members of the Foremen's Association of America started another by walking out of three Ford plants in Detroit.

Wages were not an issue this time. With both congressional labor bills dead-aimed at their right to bargain under the Wagner act, they were scrambling against time for a contract which would give them a dues checkoff, a liberalized retirement plan, the right to speak for non-union foremen as well as F.A.A. members. Ford officials conceded that the strikers...

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