The Disgrace at Brewster

June 1944
New Republic;6/12/44, Vol. 110 Issue 24, p778
Criticizes the closure of the Brewster aircraft plant without any provision for the employees. Ways in which war workers have been persuaded to take essential jobs; Treatment of workers as a commodity to be bought when it is in demand and thrown on the scrap heap when the market fails; Effect of incidents of these kinds on the morale of war workers in general; Necessity for concrete and inclusive plans for conversion to civilian picture; Hesitation shown by the U.S. War Production Board to emphasize reconversion because of its possible effect in slowing up and restricting the output of essential munitions.


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