Compulsory Settlement of Labor Disputes

Archive Report

Current Labor Strife and the Government

Possibility of Break in Wave of Major Strikes

As the house of Representatives was about to take up, after a long delay, legislative proposals designed to strengthen the administration's hand in dealing with major industrial disputes, there was more hope than for weeks of a break in the current wave of labor strife. Spread of the General Motors strike to the plants of the two other principal automobile producers was averted, Jan. 26, when the Ford and Chrysler companies concluded a new wage agreement with the United Automobile Workers. On the same day the major railroads of the nation and 18 railroad brotherhoods agreed to submit union wage demands to arbitration. And members of the C. I. O. union in ...

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