The Coming Rebellion of Labor

Johnson, Victor R.
June 1943
New Republic;6/21/43, Vol. 108 Issue 25, p824
Focuses on the coming rebellion of labor in the shipbuilding industry in the United States. Example of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America; State of the union; Report that the rebellion that is gathering in labor is caused by economic and political grievances; Report that three top officials were fired from the yard, an anti-union move the company would not have dared to risk under normal conditions; Statement that the spectre of anti-strike and union-busting legislation has hung over labor unions; Report that the labor union members entered into a no-strike agreement with the understanding that the Shipbuilding Stabilization Committee would raise their wages in proportion to the rising cost of living; Report that the blind formula of keeping down wages while prices are permitted to skyrocket has resulted in the War Labor Board's being considered anti-labor; Report that union leaders, loyal to the President are today out on a limb with their memberships for defending his wartime policies.


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