U.S. At War: For the Duration

Although die-hard labor-baiters still vowed that they would finally abolish the 40-hour week, the battle (TIME, March 30) seemed to have lapsed into a temporary truce:

>In new close harmony, A.F. of L. President William Green and C.I.O. President Philip Murray sang together a renunciation of double-time pay for holidays and Sundays unless they were the sixth and seventh day of a work week.

>Supported by President Roosevelt, WPBoss Donald Nelson and Administration leaders, Green & Murray made it plain that they would wage a last-ditch fight for time-and-a-half wages for overtime (more than 40 hours a week) for all war-plant workers....

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