The Long Voyage Home

Straight, Michael
March 1942
New Republic;3/23/42, Vol. 106 Issue 12, p385
Focuses on the status of sailors working for the National Maritime Union of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, in the U.S. Rates of wages paid to ordinary sailor, able-bodied sailor, wiper, firemen, and oilers, during the wartime; Dependence of the number of days allowed for sailors to rest, on the voyage's duration; Plans of the Union to convert the 3000 fishing boats lying idle in the ports to naval auxiliaries, to be used for the sailors' protection; Risks involved in the life of a sailor.


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