The White-Collar Worker

July 1944
New Republic;7/3/44, Vol. 111 Issue 1, p7
This article discusses the plight of white-collar worker who are suffering because of the rising cost of living and allegedly stationary wages. It refers to two papers published in a previous issue of the periodical "The New York Times." According to veteran labor reporter Louis Stark, there are perhaps 15 million workers in this category who have not, for the most part, received even the benefits of the "Little Steel" formula because they are not organized and therefore have no method of presenting their needs to the War Labor Board. It is stated that salaried workers have not increased their weekly earnings during the World War period as much wage earners have. The lag of white-collar earnings is due, in large part, to the fact that their hours of work have not been increased to the same extent as those of factory workers.


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