National Affairs 1937: Labor: Strikes of the Week

Strikes of the Week

Five months ago began the onslaught of insurgent Labor upon Motors and Steel. Corporation by corporation John L. Lewis' organizing drive captured positions in these two great open-shop industries. By last week it had gained about two-thirds of Motors, better than half of Steel. Last week the United Automobile Workers were storming at the gates of Motors' inner citadel, Ford Motor Co. The Steel Workers Organizing Committee, having captured biggest U. S. Steel and most of the small fry, was pounding at three big steel independents: Republic, Youngstown, Inland. On both fronts there was blood and brutality.


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