Full Utilization of the Available Labor Force
At a time when Allied forces are preparing to come to grips with the Axis on the continent of Europe, high rates of absenteeism and labor turnover at war plants in the United States are causing concern to the government at Washington and to the public at large.
Since the American declarations of war, the loss of working time through strikes has been negligible in comparison with manhours lost through job changes and intermittent absences from work. As the problem of regularizing the flow of raw materials to war plants yields to solution, the twin problems of labor turnover and absenteeism are emerging as leading obstacles to maximum production of war materials for the fighting forces.
In normal years, rates ...