Production for Victory

Fuller, Helen
April 1942
New Republic;4/13/42, Vol. 106 Issue 15, p494
Focuses on the Spring production drive, to increase production in various industries of the U.S. Information that thirty-one regional management-labor conferences had been held in twenty-nine cities with 10,457 persons in attendance, representing approximately 2,000 industrial plants; Explanation of the plans for the drive and invitation to each plant to set up its own labor-management committee to expedite production; Claim that the workers at Doehler Diecasting Company, Batavia, New York, have been so enthusiastic in suggesting better and faster ways of doing specific jobs that the management has had to work out a set of regulations for submitting ideas, to avoid being swamped with ingenuity; Reluctance shown by individual plant officials, in some few localities, to cooperate in management-labor meetings; View that if all the population, fighting men, war-industry workers, and civilians, are to eat even as well this year as they did last, the whole system of food handling and distribution will have to be reorganized, quickly and intelligently.


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