Break the Wage Freeze!

Ruttenberg, Harold J.
April 1944
New Republic;4/10/44, Vol. 110 Issue 15, p489
Focuses on the efforts of the organized labor sector to attain wage boosts. Reasons for the boost traceable to five groups with overlapping memberships. Views that group of inflationary gapists are wrong people for a right cause; Opinion that inflation not a direct product of excess money but a byproduct of human behavior; Intentions of Wage Freezers, comprising of corporate management, for destruction of labor unions; Emphasis on the need for fair and equitable labor standards in the U.S.; Tax-abaters banking to preserve the peacetime distribution of national income through taxation; War profiteers who have made a fortune through war production; Members of the Bureau of Labor Statistics who have been protesting against the rise in the cost of living after the World War II; Attempt of wage boosters for the wage freeze to break and restoration of the relationship between wages and prices.


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