Labor in a National Emergency

April 1941
New Republic;4/7/41, Vol. 104 Issue 14, p457
Presents a comparison of the condition of labor during the World War I and that of World War II. Argument that the clamor for redoubled production, the labeling of strikers as unpatriotic during the World War II had its counterpart during the World War I; Argument that the fundamental difference between the situation of the two Wars is regarding organizational strength and legal safeguards for its protection; information that between the two world wars labor union membership nearly doubled by reason of its strategic position in an industrial economy suddenly transferred to a war footing; Information that National War Labor Board guaranteed collective bargaining, and in return labor was not to strike for the duration of the war.


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