U.S. At War: Waiting in the Wings

"There is no need . . . to point out the preposterously ineffectual manner in which the Government's labor policy—if any thing so vacillating can be called a policy—has been handled. The country is well aware of it."

Wendell Willkie blew this blistering bazoo at the White House. But the new War Labor Board heard him clearly. Labor was its responsibility now.

WLB's first full-dress act last week had shown promise: it handled the Boston fishermen's dispute with determination. The fishing fleet was tied up while fishermen and owners of the trawlers fought over whether...

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