MANAGEMENT: G.M. Files a Brief

What should be done about labor unions? In this momentous argument Alfred P. Sloan Jr., board chairman of General Motors Corp., last week entered G.M.'s brief. Before the Boston Chamber of Commerce he laid down the general rule that labor's just rights must not be sacrificed, but the Wagner Act, which has "as a matter of fact, operated to deprive both workers and others of their rights," must either "fall" or be drastically amended. To his audience and to Congress Sloan suggested:

¶Employers should have the right to talk freely to employees about unions.

¶Employers should be permitted court review...

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