National Affairs: Easy Does It

"The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America . . . looks upon industrial warfare as a relic of uncivilized industrial practices. . . ."

With 400,000 U.S. workers idle because of strikes, such sophisticated detachment seemed almost naive. But U.S. clothing manufacturers, who last week faced the hard bargainers of Sidney Hillman's wise old union of needleworkers, saw nothing starry-eyed in the union's demands. Reason: through years of patient dickering, smart Sidney Hillman has in many respects become co-manager of all the shops where his union supplies the labor; the union has sometimes bailed management...

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