Labor Goes to War

December 1941
New Republic;12/22/41, Vol. 105 Issue 25, p858
Focuses on the role of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers and the changes required for increased production of many non-ferrous metals in the U.S. Need to undertake a complete inventory of the industry to ascertain the number of mines in operation, number of miners and the requirements of mines; Statistics related to operating copper mines; Limited utilization of smelters of the Bunker Hill Mine owned by Idaho-based Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mining and Concentration Co.; Advantages of operating in multiple shifts; Guarantee of tolerable conditions of employment for miners; Rationalization of the contract system and wages to motivate miners; Policy of division of work in the mine industry; Requirement for labor-management committees to share responsibilities.


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