U.S. labor goes to war

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The Board , [Washington
Working class -- United States, World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States, World War, 1939-1945 -- Manpower -- United S
StatementLabor Division, War Production Board
The Physical Object
Pagination23, [1] p
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15441759M

A war message / by Sidney Hillman --Labor enlists: the response to Pearl Harbor --Manpower: the action program of labor supply and training --Groundwork for all-out production: progress through master agreements --An end to strikes: no picket lines on war work --The lesson of Wake Island /.

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