Washington Notes

T. R. B.
October 1941
New Republic;10/13/41, Vol. 105 Issue 15, p476
Presents information on some recent socio-political developments in the U.S. Information on Patrick J. Currier, a contractor from Detroit, whose bid of $979,000 is the lowest for a defense housing project; Support for building houses with non-union labor; Nature of Currier's relation with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board; Recommendations for rejection of the offer made by Currier; View that Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) is victimized; Feud between the CIO and American Federation of Labor (AFL); Attempt by A.D. Lewis, head of the United Construction Workers, to chisel in on the AFL building trades; Causes of recommendations of rejecting the offer made by Currier; Support of about 98 percent of the nation's organized construction workers to the AFL; Investigation on the abduction and flogging of the CIO organizers in Roane County, Tennessee.


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