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Vol. 5 No. 1, 6 January 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings


Roosevelt’s Interventionist Speech Was Not Authorized by the People

Happy New Year! (cartoon), by Carlo

Bankers Frankly Announce World Imperialist Aims

Northcrop Aircraft Company Cuts Hours of Work

Lively Discussion at Coolidge Buffalo Meeting

Violence Against Pickets Marks Fifth Month of Creosoting Strike, by S. Michaels

Stalinists run ASU Convention – Lash Organizes Pro-War Student Movement

Lynn Food Union Seeks Rising Scale of Wages

Morale and the Boss War

Really?

Labor Organizes as War Industries Boom, by Jack Wilson

Du Quoin Victims Pardoned

To See or Not to See, by Susan Green

Dear Mary, from Sally

Hold Meeting for Waller in the Bronx

Party News

Imperialism Writes Its Profits in the Blood of Countless Millions, by Jack Wilson

The Last

We Want Everything That Rightly Belongs to Us ...

England at War, by Dwight Macdonald

  1. The War Economy of Great Britain

American Capitalism Gets an Outline of Its Economic Program for the War, by Frank Demby

Hounding in Store for Aliens

Schedule for Coolidge Tour

Defend Victims of British “Justice”

Editorials

The Negro’s Fight

Lenin on the Workers’ Militia

There’s No Excuse for Ignorance

Our Readers Take the Floor ...

No Comment

Playing Safe


Vol. 5, No. 2, 13 January 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

F.D.R. Message: “All Out For War”, by Dwight Macdonald

Coolidge Sees War Boom Sharpening Class Struggle, by David Coolidge

The President’s Message (cartoon), by Carlo

Profits Spell Speed-Up at Camp Dix, by Bill Carpenter

Energetic Union Drive forces Ford Co. into Defensive Position

The World at War

Briggs Aircraft Pays 75¢ an Hour Minimum Wage, by L. Saine

Seamen Face New Fink Legislation

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

Indian Nationalist Leader Arrested

Union Accuses Leviton of Violating Law

Our West Coast Correspondent, by Jack Wilson

Protest Negro Discrimination in Army Draft

Of Special Interest to Women

Party News

Schedule for Coolidge Tour

Good News! No Shortage of Steel in Sight! War Can Continue!

Fascism and World War, by Max Shachtman

In Salute to a Soldier of the Revolution, by S.S.

Luxemburg on Capitalism and War

Relief That Does Not Relieve – A Few N.Y. Case Histories

U.S. Imperialism Moves to Take Over Rich Trade Routes of British Empire, by Tom Vaughan

Editorials

The Negro’s Fight

Liebknecht on the Aim of Militarism


Vol. 5, No. 3, 20 January 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Roosevelt Asks Sweeping Powers – Wants Authority to Decide on U.S. War Policy by Himself – Willkie Says O.K., by Dwight Macdonald

Billions for Imperialist War, Pennies for Relief! New Budget Means War Entry Nears

No Back Seat Drivers (cartoon), by Carlo

Two Chicago Negroes Resist Army Draft, by David Coolidge

Aircraft Worker Sees Victory for CIO in Douglas Drive, by Jack Wilson

On the Up and Up!

Lehman Brothers Outstrip J.P. Morgan as War Profiteers

Export Figures Show U.S. Imperialism Maneuvering for World Domination, by Sherman Stanley

Akron Activities Keep Coolidge Busy During Stay

“Defense” Board Forces Settlement in Ranger Strike

“All Men Are Created Free and Equal”

Tells Movie Star, Clark Gable, What Democracy Means to the Negro, from Curtis C. Taylor

Relief That Does Not Relieve – New York City Chisels on Relief Funds, by Susan Green

Party News

Lincoln Square Project Going Up, Tenants Face Severe Moving Problem, by J. Reilly

News Item

Dear Mary, from Sally

These N.Y. Stands Sell Labor Action

Schedule for Coolidge Tour

Our West Coast Correspondent, by Jack Wilson

Stalin Supplies the Hitler War Machine, by Frank Demby

London Lovely Place to Live – If You Have Money

From the Diary of a “Democrat”

To See or Not to See, by Susan Green

Lenin on War and Revolution

CIO’s Program on Jobless

Los Angeles Readers ...

St Louis Meeting

Editorials

The Negro’s Fight

It Happened – In Washington

The World at War


Vol. 5, No. 4, 27 January 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Bankers Laud War Dictator Bill! But Labor Must Block Enactment of the Bill

Their Budget! (cartoon), by Carlo

Conscription Threat Fails to Balk Ryan Strike Plans

A Negro

Over One Million British Workers Demand More Pay, by Susan Green

Chattel Slaves in All but Name ..., by David Coolidge

Army Tells Negro – “Keep your Place”

Administration Maneuvers Block Investigation of Pork-Barrel War Contracts

Theory vs. Practice

Sharecroppers Listen Eagerly to Coolidge

Good and Welfare, by Lefty

Akron Negroes Denied Jobs in War Plant

Party News

A Story With a Moral – When Britain Deported the Refugees from Palestine, by J. Jacoby

World at War

Labor Group Hears Coolidge in Streator

A St. Louis Aircraft Worker Writes About His Union Local, by A Member of Local 710

12 Crane Operators Stage 2½ Hour Strike at Republic Steel

Schedule for Coolidge Tour

Cleveland Plant Faces Strike Action

Fascism and the World War, by Max Shachtman

Coolidge Speaks at Four Meetings in Chicago

From Our West Coast Correspondent

These N.Y. Stands Sell Labor Action

Editorials

Stalin Orders Labor Peonage, by Frank Demby

The Negro’s Fight

It Happened – In Washington

More Truth Than Poetry

Profits A-Plenty for Lehman Bros.


Vol. 5 No. 5, 3 February 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Arsenals of ‘Democracy’ (cartoon), by Carlo

Army Orders 4,500,000 Tags for U.S. War Dead

CIO Workers March on Every Front, by Jack Wilson

Brewster Workers Face Speed-up

Ryan Bosses Sign Contract with CIO Union

Thar’s Gold in Them Thar War Preparations

From Our West Coast Correspondent

England at War

  1. Is England Totalitarian, by Dwight Macdonald

Europe at War

City Dodges Responsibility in Barring Relief Clients from Housing Project

“All Men Are Created Free and Equal ...”

Among the Negroes, As Among the Whites, There Are Two Classes: Worker and Boss, by David Coolidge

In these United States

Our Platform

Two Join Party at Los Angeles Coolidge Meeting

Oppose Jim-Crow Army Air Unit

Ukrainians, Beware of Provocation Sheet Issued by Canadian Government, by “Canadadus”

Schedule for Coolidge Tour

Taking It for Granted

Negro Workers! Join with Us in the Fight for Equality, Jobs, Peace and Freedom!

Slave Markets, by Susan Green

Conference on Negro Problems Demands “Defense” Industry Jobs

Our Only Course, by Jack Mann

The Negro and the Trade Unions, by Conrad Lynn

Cite Jim-Crow Case in Chicago “Defense” Job

Parade Will Protest Negro Discrimination


Vol. 5 No. 6, 10 February 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGERS:
John Billings

War: Shall One Man Decide or Shall the People?

Not a Lease, Not a Loan, But a Gift for Each (cartoon), by Carlo

CIO Organization Drive Has Ford Company on the Run, by Jack Wilson

Brewster Worker Writes on What the Men Want the Union to Do

The World at War

Cleveland Unions Block Street Barricades Law

Good and Welfare, by Lefty

The United States Empire – Its History

Press Action

Boeing Rank and File Asks Change in National Union Administration

Branch Forum Discusses Lincoln Square Situation

Coolidge Tour Backs Up Bay Area Party Work

Vultee Union Uncovers Activities of FBI Agent-Provocateur in Ranks

Los Angeles Decrees “Concentration Camp” for Jobless Young Men

England at War

  1. Bevan’s Problem Is How to Starve the Masses and Make Them Like It, by Dwight Macdonald

Shades of 1917!

Women Finks Organize Scab Outfit

Capitalist Lies Won’t Help Them, by Susan Green

Dear Sally – Dear Mary

All Is Not Enthusiasm in Europe

Rats Infest Chicago Slums – Another Negro Child Bitten

This Is a Profit System

Europe at War — —

Editorials

British Representatives Hold Delhi Conference, by Sherman Stanley

The Negro’s Fight

Our Readers Take the Floor ...

Grapes of Wrath in the Flesh

Schedule for Coolidge Tour


Vol. 5 No. 7, 17 February 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGERS:
John Billings

Willkie Goes to Bat for Boss War

The GPU Claims Another Victim!

Lets Cat Out of the Bag

White Jury Railroads Okla. Negro

The World at War

In Hock – For the Duration (cartoon), by Carlo

The Men Behind the War Set-Up

You Pay More Now – For Less Meat

Will Book-Burning Be Next? Police Chief Wants Printing Blacklist

YPSL Chief Blasts AYC Line, by Irving Howe

Our Readers Take the Floor ...

Party News

Chicago’ Negro Community – A Treasure-Haven for Landlords

Virginia State Supreme Court Will Hear Waller Appeal This Month

Consolidated Aircraft Uses AFL Union to Block CIO Organization March, by Jack Wilson

Bogus Labor Attorney Defends Scabs

Philadelphia War Industries Face CIO Organization

The Negro’s Place in Washington

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

On Truth and Rumors

From the Diary of a Migratory Worker, by Jimmie Little

CIO Sweeps Kansas City General Motors Plant

Editorials

From Our West Coast Correspondent

The Negro’s Fight

Good and Welfare, by Lefty

Dear Mary, from Sally


Vol. 5 No. 8, 24 February 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGERS:
John Billings

Who Are the Men Behind the War Preparation Program? by Dwight Macdonald

And They Call It a ‘People’s War’ (cartoon), by Carlo

“We’re in the War” Says Sec’y. Jones

Ohio Court Frames Negro, by Guy Corbett

Bulletin

The World at War

“These Copies Make Us More Active” – A Sharecropper

Pity the Poor Capitalist

Glen Martin Rats Scared by CIO Drive

Good and Welfare, by Lefty

One Day Strike Gets Food-Workers What They Want

“All Men Are Created Free and Equal ...”

AFL Seeks to Knife San Pedro CIO Shipyard Union

Forced-Labor

In Memory of a Stainless Revolutionary: Leon Sedoff, by Max Shachtman

Students Offered $100 in Contest on Sharecroppers

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

‘Defense’ Program

From the Diary of a Migratory Worker, [by Jimmie Little]

Editorials

The Chinese Stalinists and Chiang Kai-Shek at Odds, by Max Sterling

The Negro’s Fight

Our Readers Take the Floor ...

Dear Mary, from Sally


Vol. 5 No. 9, 3 March 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Making ‘Democracy’ Work (cartoon), by Carlo

We Want No Boss War, No Expeditionary Force! Let Labor Vote on War!

Company Thugs Black-Jack URW Organizer, by R. Ferguson

Congressmen Loose Anti-Labor Drive, by H. Rentner

At the Harvester Plant: International Harvester Strikers Remember the Haymarket Martyrs

CIO Will Ask Run-Off Poll at Aero Plant

Press Finney Defense Appeal

From the Diary of a Migratory Worker, by James Little

13,000 Young People Face NYA Axe

We’d Like to Know Their War Aims, by Paul Temple

On Life and Democracy in the Army, by Jack Wilson

A Story of New York’s Upper West Side: You Are Notified to Quit These Premises, by Bill O’Day

Good and Welfare, by Lefty

Fish and Chips – and Mighty Little of That!

A Picture of Illinois “Democracy” At Work: “Negroes? we Don’t Allow Them in This Town”

The World at War

Hearst Breaks Pledge to Guild – Discharges 90 Reinstated Workers

“All Men Are Created Free and Equal ...”

Oklahoma’s ‘Dies’ Comm. Runs Afoul of Editor Dungee’s Statement of Facts, by C. Andrews

England at War

Coolidge Speaks for Baltimore Emancipators

Dear Mary, from Sally

Editorials

The Breakdown of Soviet Planning Under Stalin, Frank Demby

The Negro’s Fight

Our Readers Take the Floor ...

Help a Group of Colonial Prisoners

Take Note!


Vol. 5 No. 10, 10 March 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
Albert Gates

Organize the War Industries Now!

Labor’s Arsenal of Defense (cartoon), by Carlo

CIO, AFL Oppose Model Fink Bill, by B. Rentner

We Must Answer Their Appeal, by Max Shachtman

Democracy in the Armed Forces? The Men Don’t Think So, by Fred Morris

In the Next Issue

Negroes! Beware the Imperialist Use of Ethiopia! by J.R. Johnson

Philadelphis Business Men Promote Jim-Crow ‘Union’

Progress of Our American Gestapo

Knitgoods Union Protests the Turning Over of German Exiles to the Gestapo

With the Party

Dear Mary, from Sally

Distribute Workers Party Anti-War Leaflet at Dorothy Thompson Meeting

Worcester Group Hears Coolidge

Phila. Budd Workers Lose $300 Yearly Because They Don’t Belong to a Union

Chicago Meeting for Odell Waller

Colonials Ask Britain’s War Aims, by George Padmore

Roosevelt-Churchill State Their War Aims: – To Win the War, by Dwight Macdonald

British Workers Demand More Pay, by W. Ballantine

Editorials

Trade Union Policy, United Front and the Stalinists, by M.S.

Sacrifice? Make the Bosses Sacrifice Profits, by Paul Temple

Our Readers Take the Floor ...

Mr. Winchell and Miss Symes


Vol. 5 No. 11, 17 March 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Shachtman Opens National Speaking Tour on April 9

Boss Congress Lights Green Signal for War!

This Week’s Fireside Chat (cartoon), by Carlo

Transport Workers Strike New York City Bus Companies

Knudsen Shows True Colors, Threatens Right to Strike

Negroes! Beware of Imperialist Use of Ethiopia, by J.R. Johnson

Brewster Men Busy on Wage, Classification Negotiations

From Our West Coast Correspondent

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

CP Machine in Disrepute as Bridges Forces Shabby Contract on Longshoremen

Coal Diggers, Steel Workers Ask Boost in Pay, by David Coolidge

More on the Cannonites and the United Front: How Not to Make a United Front, by M.S.

Mass. CIO Unions Meet in Convention

Waller Wins New Stay of Execution

“All Men Are Created Free and Equal ...”

Editorials

The Negro’s Fight

World at War

Discontent in England

Lower Manhattan Social


Vol. 5 No. 12, 24 March 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Profits Jump – Rich Get Richer!

Protecting OUR Way of Life! (cartoon), by Carlo

Bus Strike Ranks Hold Solid Despite Mayor’s Scab Threat

We Must Answer This Challenge!

With March Issue, New International Becomes a 32 Page Monthly Magazine

“Everyone” Must Sacrifice: Specially, Every Worker, by Frank Demby

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

A Letter on Brewster Reclassification, from A Brewster Worker

CCNY Teachers Face Ouster

Take Your Choice

Local New York Announces ...

Our Battle Line Is the Picket Line, by Paul Temple

An Exposé of Bituminous Mine Conditions, by Susan Green

Good and Welfare, by Lefty

R. Forka

Branches Make Preparations for Shachtman National Tour

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

Insurance Is Big Business and Big Business Runs It, by Fred Morris

The Negro’s Fight

A Few Questions, Lord Halifax!

The World at War


Vol. 5 No. 13, 31 March 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Police Goon Squads Try to Break Harvester and Bethlehem Strikes

Labor’s War Bulletin No. 1 (cartoon), by Carlo

Profits Go Up!

An Editorial

The People Still Say “No”, by Fred Morris

Harvill Strikers Crack Boss Front, Win Smashing Victory

Another Promotion for Prendergast?

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Our West Coast Correspondent

Fact and Myth in Fabulous Holywood, by Norm

The War Boom in New England

  1. The Bosses Dig Into the War Gravy

The Flivver King Belongs on the Junk Pile

Schedule of Shachtman National Tour

Our This Week ...

Shachtman Meeting in Syracuse ...

A Preview of War for Our Youth

A Political Primer

“National Defense” Used to Break ALCOA Strike, by Susan Green

He Spoke the Truth

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

General Electric Workers Demand Boost in Pay of 10¢ an Hour, by Bill Hale

Dear Mary, from Sally

Editorials

Stalinists Stage Old Show Under New Name, Slogan, by Sherman Stanley

The Negro’s Fight

The World at War

Labor’s World


Vol. 5 No. 14, 7 April 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Ship Seizure Is an Act of War

An Editorial

“Democracy” Marches On (cartoon), by Carlo

For All-Out Labor Aid to Ford Strikers

Whom Do They Represent? by Susan Green

Is United States Going to Invade Brazil?

The Political Situation and the Party’s Tasks

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

The War Boom in New England

  1. Profits Have Gone Up – But Wages ...

The World at War

Harvester Men End Strike

Editorials

Famine’s Four Horsemen Trample Warring Europe, by Sherman Stanley

The Negro’s Fight

Send Greetings for the May Day Issue


Vol. 5 No. 15, 14 April 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

“Mediation” Board is a Boss Trick!

“My Men Are Satisfied” – Ford (cartoon), by Carlo

The World at War

What Is the Cotton-Hand to Do? by A St. Louis Worker

What Benefits Negro Labor, Benefits All Labor, by David Coolidge

From Our West Coast Correspondent

Sauce for Big Business Is ..., by Susan Green

The Party and the Trade Unions

Ireland and the Revolutionary Traditions of Easter Week, by J.R. Johnson

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Schedule of Shachtman National Tour

A Note from Chicago

Editorials

A Series on the Aircraft Industry

A Negro’s Fight

The APM Meets, ‘Discusses,’ Passes Stalinist Resolutions, by Sherman Stanley


Vol. 5 No. 16, 21 April 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

An Editorial

No Government Contract Without a Union Contract

Akron Labor Is Flexing Its Muscles

The National Sacrifice! (cartoon), by Carlo

Party, YPSL Aid Negro Bus Campaign, by Henry Pelham

Next Week – The May Day Issue

Union Buster Is Named for ‘Public’ on Mediation Board, by Mike Stevens

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

From Our West Coast Correspondent

A Thrilling Drama of the War and Labor, by Paul Temple

A Series on the Aircraft Industry

Relative Values – A Short, Short Story, by A St. Louis Worker

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

An Article by Trotsky

When a Rich Man’s Son Gets Pushed Around

WP Proposes United May Day Action to SWP – No Reply Yet

Shachtman Tour Audiences Praise Party’s Program against War and Fascism

Sharecropper Is Now a Day-Hand, by A St. Louis Worker

Los Angeles Labor Action Institute Announces, from Jack Wilson

Editorials

“Defense” Migrants Work Under Frightful Conditions, by Fred Morris

The Negro’s Fight

The World at War

With the Party

Dear Mary, from Sally

Pleasant for Whom?


Vol. 5 No. 17, 28 April 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Down Tools! (cartoon), by Carlo

All Out on May Day for Peace and Plenty – A Socialist World!

The World at War

What’s New on the National Strike Front? by Susan Green

Negroes Win Strike for Bus Jobs, by Reva Craine

We Look Forward to a Socialist World! by the American Committee for the Fourth International

Burying a Story

Can You Hear Them Marching? (poem), by A Worker

Who Owns America? by Dwight Macdonald

Workers Party Program Is —

A Series on the Aircraft Industry

We Are Proud of American Labor’s Victories, by Jack Wilson

A May Day Message to Working Women, by Susan Green

Shop Steward Movement Comes Back, by Henry Judd

During World War I They Proved Labor Is a Power, by Paul Temple

A British Shop Steward’s Notebook, by Shop Steward

English Miners Strike

Thousands Rot in Camps as Shippers Profit, by Fred Morris

Cleveland Audience Welcomes Shachtman’s Anti-War Speech

Negro Masses and the Struggle for Socialism, by J.R. Johnson

“Democracy” Marches On, by Henry Pelham

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Help Wanted (cartoon), by Carlo

One Year of the Workers Party, by Harry Allen


Vol. 5 No. 18, 5 May 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Convoys and Patrols Mean War

A Banner Year for Business

Convoyed to Death (cartoon), by Carlo

The World at War

Finney Case Before Court of Appeals

Bridges Hearings Reek of Frame-Up, by Jack Wilson

Textile Union Leaders Hitch Convention to War Chariot, by Susan Green

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

Brewster Worker Writes Again on Union, from A Brewster Worker

Labor Action Bookshelf, by Dwight Macdonald

There Is Still a Lot to Be Done at Ford

New Tax Proposals Hit Those Who Can Least Afford Them, by Frank Demby

Ranks Bitter as Hillman Forces Rotten Contract on Coast Machinists

Shachtman Meeting in Los Angeles

Take Note!

Enthusiastic Meetings Mark Shachtman Tour in Chicago

From Our West Coast Correspondent

Kansas City Home Guard Drills for Strike Duty

India Status Haunts MPs, by S.S.

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Phila. Forum Hears Exposé of Labor Spy Racket

Editorials

A Series on the Aircraft Industry

The Negro’s Fight

Cannonites Play Possum on WP May Day Proposal

Lettuce Pickers Win Strike


Vol. 5 No. 19, 12 May 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

An Editorial

Put the Bosses on Ice: Labor Needs No ‘Cooling’, by Susan Green

Just Steaming Us Up! (cartoon), by Carlo

A List of Anti-Labor Legislation

It’s Higher Wages We Want – Not Long Hours, by David Coolidge

Harlem Gobbles Up Party Pamphlet on Bus Victory

Akron Poll Shows 90% for War Referendum

Kansas City Labor Shows Its Mettle

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Lines, by David Coolidge

WP May Day Rallies Spread Socialist Message

Labor Action Bookshelf, by Dwight Macdonald

CIO Confident of Victory in Lackawanna Poll

Schedule of Shachtman National Tour

American Committee for Fourth Int’l Challenges Lie on Uruguay Group

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

From Our West Coast Correspondent

Relics of 1918 Jim-Crowed in Vet Hospital, by Ted Lyons

Beware of Lindbergh’s Program

N.I. Features Trotsky Article

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

Imperialist Powers Reach for Near and Middle East, by Sherman Stanley

The Negro’s Fight

AFL’ Bureaucratic High-Handedness May Pus Boeing Men into CIO, by D.D.

Life on a Government Project – Or Misery in a War-Boom Town, by Don Wells

Coast Machinists Win Pay Boost


Vol. 5 No. 20, 19 May 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

An Editorial

F.D.R. Delays Formal War Entry – For a Few Weeks

City Officials Answer TWU Demands with Threats, Lies, by Susan Green

The Bosses’ Dictionary! (cartoon), by Carlo

Workers Strike British “Crown Colony” in California, by Ellen MacGuire

Shipyard Workers Defy Jingo Intimidation in Coast Strike, by J.W.

GE Workers Win Pay Boost, by Bill Hale

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

From Our West Coast Correspondent

A Letter from a Polish Comrade: “Out of the Night of Soviet Russia”

No Comment!

Washington Branch Holds Successful May Day Meeting

Labor Action Bookshelf, by Dwight Macdonald

Missouri Sharecroppers Are Really Rarin’ to Go, by David Coolidge

The World at War

“Refugees” in Black America

Popoff Wins New Trial

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

The Negro’s Fight

Lord Meets Lord – At the Ball Park, by Ted Lyons


Vol. 5 No. 21, 26 May 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

“I Am an American” (cartoon), by Carlo

Roosevelt Plans Undeclared War

An Editorial

The World at War

Jingoes Hold Stage at Food Convention

Survey Shows People Do Not Want War

AFL-CIO Ranks Stand Solid Against Shipyard “Yellow Dog” Contract, by J.W.

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

Boss Association Tries to Spike Wage Increase at North American

Press Action

Union Protest Forces Reverse of Draft Ruling Against Striker

Labor Action Bookshelf, by Dwight Macdonald

Ohio Confrerence Discusses Work

NAM War Council Tells Big Business the TRUTH About War’s Meaning, by Ellen MacGuire

Los Angeles Puts in Busy Week on Shachtman Tour

Social Gains Are on Way Out – IF Labor Permits, by Susan Green

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Lynn Labor Seeks Decent Housing – Unions Fight Banker-Boss Opposition

Editorials

Max Eastman Dives into Jingo Waters: So Perish All Traitors! by J.R. Johnson

The Negro’s Fight

Unionization Sweeps over Mojave Desert


Vol. 5 No. 22, 2 June 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

By Flouting the Will of the People – Roosevelt Foists War Rule on U.S.!

Brooklyn Navy Yard Workers Blast at Frey

An Editorial

Tremendous Transport Rally Gives City Union-Busters Something to Think About, by Susan Green

The Government Is a Strikebreaker!

Who’s Behind Lindbergh? The America First Committee: Reading From Right to Left, by Dwight Macdonald

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Press Action

Boyle Gets a Shock – It’s a Union Job Too, by Ted Lyons

Ford Workers Hit Speed-up, Lies in Press

11,000 North American Workers Rally Around “75–10 or Strike!” by Jack Wilson

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

The Destiny of the Rio Plate Countries, by J.L. Lopez

Uruguay Fourth Internationalists Issue Newspaper

Freedom of Speech Department – West Coast Division

Editorials

The World at War

Caddies Shock Gentlemen by a Strike – And Win All They Ask

The Negro’s Fight


Vol. 5 No. 23, 9 June 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

An Editorial

Conscript War Industries Under Workers’ Control!

TWU Battles with Facts Against Fakes, by Susan Green

The World at War

Elementary, Dear Watson!

West Coast Labor Resists Jingo Attack on Strikes, by Jack Wilson

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

“Negro Speaks Out” Committee Plots Feeble Path with Faulty Compass, by David Coolidge

Kansas City Chief of Police ‘Honors’ Shachtman

From Our West Coast Correspondent

An Eye Witness Account of the Occupation of Poland

Press Action

The Hood, the Bismarck – and Housing, by Susan Green

Hitherto Untranslated Article by Franz Mehring in June New International

Editorials

Report Army Camp Suicides, by Ellen MacGuire

The Negro’s Fight

Negroes Get Flattery, Not Housing, by Ted Lyons

“Show Me the Way Home” Is Conscript Sentiment, from A Conscript


Vol. 5 No. 24, 16 June 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

The Roosevelt Government: Strikebreaker!

The Army in Action – Against Strikers (photo)

It Took 3,000 Bayonets to Push the Picket Line Back, by Jack Wilson

“Work or Get Thrown into the Army,” Roosevelt Threat to Striking Workers

Teamster Local 544 Quits AFL, Asks Admission to CIO

A Few Facts About Syria – The Latest Battleground

Negro Shot in Texas Court – Murderer Freed on $500 Bail

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

Negro March on Washington Called for July 1, by David Coolidge

Appeals Court Rejects Plea – Sends Innocent Negro to Jail

Brooklyn Pocketbook Frame Workers Strike Against Starvation Wages

Negro Audience Voices Agreement at Shachtman Columbus Meeting

Very Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

The Picket Line Was Strengthened by the Rank and File of Many Unions, by John Borden

On the FBI and Civil Liberties, by Mike Stevens

At the North American Picket Line

Editorials

The World at War

AP Reports India Rioting

The Negro’s Fight

Step by Step Toward Open Intervention, by Henry Judd

9¢ an Hour – West Indies Pay

Anti-Semitism on Capitol Hill –


Vol. 5 No. 25, 23 June 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

All Out on July 1 for the Negro March on Washington

Defend Labor’s Right to Strike!

Austin Local Joins CIO, Follows 544

The World at War

Did the Soldiers Like Their Fink Job? – No They Didn’t

Army Keeps Its Bayonets Poised at North American, by Jack Wilson

White Jury Frees Murderer of Negro in Two Minutes

White Soldier Provokes Race Fight in New York

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

Antagonized Union Men (photo)

From Our West Coast Correspondent

Press Action

Washington Audience Hears Shachtman Blast Jim-Crow

Not All British Workers Fooled

Win Strike at Huyler’s

Labor News and Notes from Britain

Anti-Semitism on Capitol Hill

What the Ford Workers Need to Complete Their Victory, by Mike Stevens

Editorials

The Negro’s Fight

‘Nothin to Lose But Their Chains’, by Ted Lyons


Vol. 5 No. 26, 30 June 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Hitler’ Attack on Russia – A New Stage in teh Imperialist War, Statement of the Political Committee of the Workers Party

Ford Workers Cheering Union Victory (photo)

What Can Be Done at the Negro March, by Grace Young

An Editorial

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

Lynn Unions Continue Fight on Housing

Britain’s Food Distribution Marked by Profiteering and Inequality

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Vinson Committee Starts Union Inquisition, by Edwin Jeffrey

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

The World at War

Leviton Yields After Ten Month Strike

CIO Ousts AFL at Kansas City Chevrolet Plant

The Anglo-American Imperialists Warm Up to Stalin, by David Coolidge

Editorials

Speed-up in War Production Kicks Safety Out of Window, by Susan Green

The Negro’s Fight

“It’s a Long Way from Home”, by Ted Lyons

North American Workers Encouraged by Ford Victory

Congressmen: Take Note!


Vol. 5 No. 27, 7 July 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

An Editorial

Workingmen! On Guard Against the C.P. Jingoes

Why Was the Negro March on Washington Called Off?

The War today Is What It Was Yesterday – Imperialist, by Max Shachtman

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

AFL and CIO Locals Unite on Lynn Housing, by Bill Hale

Labor News and Notes from Britain

TWU Retreats Under Many-Sided Pressure, by Susan Green

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

For the Defense of the Soviet Union! A Pre-Convention Discussion Document, by Jack Wilson

Lynn Audience Shows Interest in WP Message

Editorials

The World at War

Mickey Mouse Wants to Be a Union Man, by Jack Borden

The Negro’s Fight


Vol. 5 No. 28, 14 July 1941
Labor Action
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Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

An Editorial

American Troops Land in European War Zone!

Don’t Let Congress Put the Clock Back (cartoon)

The World at War

Stalinist Jingoes Rule AYC

North American Workers Win Original Wage Demands, by Jack Borden

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

The American People Do Not Want War! They Should Have the Right to Say So! by Susan Green

Pre-convention Discussion Articles

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

The Cannonites and Defense of the Soviet Union

No Confidence in Churchill Government, by John McGovern

How the Negro March Was Betrayed

New International Will Have Full Analysis of the Russo-German War

Editorials

The United States Closes Its Gates to Victims of Nazism

The Negro’s Fight

CIO Leader condemns Attack on Local 544 and the SWP

We Called the Turn –


Vol. 5 No. 29, 21 July 1941
Labor Action
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Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Close Ranks Against Roosevelt’s Stab at Labor: Defend the 29 Indicted Militants!

How to Break Strikes – Roosevelt Fashion (photo)

An Editorial

The World at War

Columbus Negroes Break Theatre Race Barrier

Congress Throws Burden of War Billions on Labor, by Frank Demby

Pre-Convention Discussion Articles

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

Lynn Unions Roused by Rebuff on Rent Gouging, by Bill Hale

From Our West Coast Correspondent

Labor News and Notes from Britain

Whither the West Indies? by George Padmore

Press Action

Singapore and British Malaya: Armored Cars and Tanks Used Against Strikers, by Henry Judd

Editorials

The Negro’s Fight

New International Out This Week will Analyze Nazi-Soviet War

A Message to Finnish Workers

A Reader Takes the Floor


Vol. 5, No. 30, 28 July 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

National CIO Pledges Bond Fund for Indicted Unionists

Draft Extension Heralds Stage of Shooting War

Another Scrap of Paper (cartoon), by Carlo

A Special UAW Issue

Company Hires Professional Thugs to Hurl Against Bendix Picket Line

Pre-Convention Discussion Articles

Lynn shoe Workers Win Wage Raise

These N.Y. Stands Sell Labor Action

Leather Workers Stage Sit-Down Against Speed-Up

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

What’s this War All about? by Susan Green

Off the Press: The New International

Miscellaneous Headlines

Labor Shuns Pro-War Rally

News from the Third Camp

Editorials

The World at War

Navy Discharges 28 Machinists Who Protested Strikebreaking

The Negro’s Fight

An Editorial

Just in Case the Cost of Living Rises


Vol. 5 No. 31, 4 August 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Greeting to UAW Convention: Organize Aircraft

Just a Sample List of Profits – First 6 Months

Labor Needs Political Action Too

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

What to Do About the Rise in Prices, by Frank Demby

Take It Up – Higher Wages for Draftees

An Editorial

The World at War

The Auto Workers Convention and the CP Line: The Stalinists Swallow Their Tail, by David Coolidge

Strike Wave Sweeps Over Los Angeles, by Jack Wilson

8,000 Electrical Workers Strike Con-Edison, by Susan Green

Brewster Trial Jury Ousts 4 Union Men

Editorials

Explanation, Please!

FDR Aims New Harassing Actions at Local 544–CIO


Vol. 5 No. 32, 11 August 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Workers Party Local Names Shachtman as Its Anti-War candidate in N.Y. Mayoralty Campaign

We Say: Make the Bosses Pay for Their Own War!

Labor Board Aids Tobin in Fight on Local 544–CIO

A Landmark That Won’t Come Down! (cartoon), by Carlo

Lynn Unions Will Run Labor Slate

CIO Must Press Curtiss Organization Drive

The World at War

Sweatshops Yield to Pressure of ILG Pickets, by Jack Wilson

The UAW Convention

Pre-Convention Discussion Articles

Old Boss Doesn’t Mean Any Good to Either Negro or White Worker, by a Missouri Sharecropper

War Taxes Mount, by Frank Demby

Have You Read the July N.I.?

Economic Notes, by Frank Demby

Senator Wheeler: False Crusader, by Susan Green

Electrical Strike Weakened by Union Concession

Gypsum Workers Set for Long Strike Struggle

Press Action

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

“In That Promised Land ...”, by Ted Lyons

SWOC Strikes Timkens Co.


Vol. 5 No. 33, 18 August 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Fight the Rising Cost of Living by Fighting for Increased Wages!

North Shore CIO Council Asks Murray to Fight for Higher Wages for Draftees

Both Ends Against the Middle ... (Cartoon), by Carlo

UAW Resolution on Jobs for Negro Workers

N.Y. Party Mobilizes for Shachtman Petition Drive

Delegates, Alive to the Union’s Problems, Insist on Having the Final Say at UAW Convention, by David Coolidge

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

A Letter to a Comrade: “Mixed Wars” and the War Today, by Max Shachtman

Resolution Hits Poll Tax Laws

And the Price of Food Will Go Up, by Frank Demby

Aircraft Workers Win Pay Increases, by Jack Wilson

UAW Delegates in Session (photo)

SWOC Ends Timken Strike

On the Picket Line in Lynn

Editorials

The World at War

Local 544 Chjallenges Blair’s AFL Bias

“The Old Army Game ...”, by Ted Lyons

YPSL Pledges All-Out Aid in Shachtman Campaign

British War Profits Soar


Vol. 5 No. 34, 25 August 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

An Editorial

Roosevelt-Churchill Plot Imperialist War Program!

Behind the Eight-Ball! (cartoon), by Carlo

The World at War

A Lesson on “Peace” Points: 8 Plus 14 Equals 0, by Susan Green

Washington Cop Shoots 2 Negroes

UAW Convention Demonstrates Power of Industrial Unionism! by David Coolidge

As Leader of the Red Army – Leon Trotsky (photo)

Fly-Specks on the Eight Points

On the First Anniversary of Trotsky’s Death

The Army’s Morale? There Ain’t No Such Animal! by Ted Lyons

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Labor Action Shachtman Campaign Page


Vol. 5 No. 35, 1 September 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Jim-Crow: Point “Number Nine” in F.D.R. Program

“Honest, Judge, This Time We’re on the Level” (cartoon), by Carlo

Workers of France Defy the Terror – Harrass the Nazis

The Facts on Iran

2,000 Sign Ballot Petitions for Shachtman in the First Weekof Party’s Mayoralty Drive

The World at War

NAACP Finds That White MP’s at Fort Bragg Use “45” Authority

Army’s Morale Worries Brass Hats, by Jack Wilson

You Can Help!

With Liberty and Justice for All ..., by Ted Lyons

Some Aspects of the Russian Question, by Max Shachtman

They Have, Without Exception, Miscalculated, by William Burke

After the War, What? by Frank Demby

Labor News and Notes from the Anti-War Third Camp

Randolph Reports for the President – But He Doesn’t Report the FACTS, by Henry Pelham

Buffalo Workers Turn to Fight for Better, Cheaper Housing

“Let’s Get Together,” Says Colored Sharecropper of Southeast Mississippi

Buffalo Bosses Justify Jim-Crow by More Jim-Crow, by Val Hart

THe Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

Municipal Merry-Go-Round, by Susan Green


Vol. 5 No. 36, 8 September 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

We Call on the CIO to Rally Its Forces: Defeat the Anti-Labor Tax Bill

Dan Tobin’s Stooges in Minneapolis Come Up with a Fat Handful of Jim-Crow Sewer Slime

A Birthday Feast (cartoon), by Carlo

Philadelphia Negroes Resist Rent Gouging Landlord

“Happy Anniversary – And Many of them”, by Susan Green

Demand Decent Housing for Buffalo Negroes

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

Akron Meeting Commemorates Leon Trotsky

Pre-convention Discussion Articles

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

The World at War

Akron – An Uneasy Boomtown, by Blake Lear

The Cannonites and Iran: Silence Is Golden, by S.

Labor Action Shachtman Campaign Page


Vol. 5 No. 37, 15 September 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Undeclared “Shooting War” Is On

Washington Negroes Will March Against Lynch Law on Sept. 14!

7,500 Signatures Collected in Bid to Put Shachtman, Party Candidate, on the Ballot

“Everybody Must Sacrifice Something!” (cartoon), by Carlo

The World at War

Carey Beaten in UERMW Convention Dispute, by David Coolidge

Shoe Workers Strike for Higher Wages

“Soldiers of Democracy” – at $21 a Month, by Susan Green

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

From a Negro Sharecropper to a White Sharcropper of Southeast Mo.

“Changed World Conditions” Change Stalinist “Manners” at Detroit AFT Convention

WP Branch Addresses Labor: Make Los Angeles a Union Town!

Massachusetts Tannery Workers Win Rising Scale of Wages

Activities of LA Branch

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Unrest Flares in Occupied France as Workers Defy Nazi Conquerors

Once More on Invasion of Iran ..., by Henry Judd

An Editorial

This Happened in a Machine Shop, by Robert Sherman

Bevin Refuses to Revise Cost of Living Index

Editorials

When Patriotism Pays

Negroes Charge Discrimination in Briggs Hiring

On Taxation – We Say: Let the Rich Pay for Their Own War

Mass. Textile Workers Ask Wage Increase

Now on Sale


Vol. 5 No. 38, 22 September 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Roosevelt Orders Navy into Action

Washington March Blasts Jim-Crow Brutality, by Paul Norton

Nothing to Lose but Your Chains (cartoon), by Carlo

Will Protest Treatment of Negro Soldiers

Nazis Fix Martial Law on Norway, by Susan Green

A Specter Is Haunting Europe – The Specter of a Workers World

An American Fascist Speaks His Anti-Semitism

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

The World at War

Negroes Organize Against Rent-Gouging Landlord in Philadelphia

Economic Notes, by Frank Demby

Copies

Sharecroppers Fight Poverty and Oppression, by J.R. Johnson

Mr. Churchill and Mr. Gallagher

Anglo-American Friendship Runs Smack into a Few Not-So-Very-Friendly Arguments About Business, by Henry Judd

Labor Action Shachtman Campaign Page


Vol. 5 No. 39, 29 September 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

What’s This About Taking the Profits Out of War

“Lower Living Standard, Longer Hours” – Knudsen

Committee Asks Funds for Indicted Militants

“Soak the Poor!” (cartoon), by Carlo

The World at War

First Day of Shipyard Convention Given Over to Pro-War Speeches, by David Coolidge

Starving People Destroy Food So Nazis Won’t Get It!

Ford Instrument Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Six CIO Conventions This Week – Hodcarriers Hold On to Racketeers, by David Coolidge

Uruguayan Trotskyists for WP Line

Report Jim-Crow Terror in Army Camp

What Is It the Sharecropper Fights For? by J.R. Johnson

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Copies

Childs Workers Prepare Strike

Left of the News

Editorials

Economic Notes, by Frank Demby

Ceilings? On Houses, Yes! On Wages, NO! by Susan Green

Ask Funds to Fight Case of Minnesota Defendants


Vol. 5 No. 40, 6 October 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

In the Camp of Democracy (cartoon), by Carlo

Anti-Nazi Revolts Spread in Europe! by Henry Judd

Some More Profit Figures ...

Local 544 Will Fight Ruling on Elections

Ford Instrument Contract a Lesson for Other UE Shops

Strike Threat Brings Victory in Ford Instrument

What Has Been Done, What Must Be Done, by J.R. Johnson

How Far Is the British Empire a Dictatorship? by Fenner Brockway

The World at War

Hillman Forces Dominate Shipworkers’ Convention, by David Coolidge

After the Anti-Labor Vigilantes Got Through with a CIO Organizer (photo)

Suppose They Limit Profits to 6%, What Does It Mean? by Frank Demby

Warren K. Billings Joins Committee Fighting Anti-Labor Prosecution

Editorials

Transit Union Convention Marks Two Years of Growth, by Susan Green

Another Chapter on LaGuardia – He Soaks Transit Workers in Order to Pay the Bankers


Volume 5, No. 41 October 13, 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Sees Shachtman Mayoralty Ballot as Party Files 14,000 Signatures

Knox States War Aims: Rule the World by Force!

Secretary Knox’s “New” World Order (cartoon), by Carlo

The World at War

Butte Miners Vote Down New Contract

Missouri CIO Council Raps Government Boards, by Roy Gould

AFL Convention Will Make Jingo Offering to Boss War, by David Coolidge

Pre-Convention Discussion Articles

The Hodcarriers and Their Once-in-30-Years Convention, by Mike Stevens

Correction ...

On Working Together with the Negro Masses – A Discussion Article, by J.R. Johnson

The Good and the Bad at URW Convention, by Blake Lear

In a Few Words

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

Our Anti-War Candidate (photo)

Warebousemen’s Union Tussles with Stalinists

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Goodrich Workers Stage 24-Hour Strike Against Anti-Union Terror


Volume 5, No. 42 October 20, 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Joseph Carter
MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
BUSINESS MANAGER:
John Billings

Workers Party Convention Urges Independent Labor Party as the Vital Need of the American Working Class

Workingmen! Beware of Stalinist Traitors!

Defense Acts to Stay Odell Weller Execution

The Daily Scabber! (cartoon), by Carlo

Unionism Wins in Harlan, Ky.

Municipal Merry-Go-Round, by Susan Green

The World at War

Newsdealers Ask for Public Support in Boycott Against Big Dailies

Hungry Men Are Rats in Buffalo

Issue Pamphlet on Minnesota Anti-Labor Case

Facts Speak for Themselves!

The Third Year of the World War and the Tasks of the Workers Party

Defense of Russia in World War Equals Defense of “Democratic” Camp, by Henry Judd

Tenant Action Puts Crimp in Evictions

International Resolution

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Sharecroppers Will Walk Miles to Get a Copy of Labor Action

What Railroad Men Get, and What They Want ..., by Mike Stevens

British Imperialists Treat the Negro Masses Like the Nazis Treat the Jews, by George Padmore

Canada Ousts CIO Leader

Looks Like Censored Mail for the Draftees

Yorkville Nazis Try to disrupt W.P. Meetings


Volume 5, No. 43 October 27, 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Roosevelt Acts Behind the Backs of the People! Demand End to Secret Diplomacy!

Minnesota Anti-Labor Trial Postponed One Week – Will Open on Monday, October 27

“A Bundle for the Boss”

On Trial (cartoon), by Carlo

Not Much of a Holiday for Draftees

Philly Navy Yard Copies Nazi Race-Labeling Badge

Anti-Union Tennessee Mob Seizes ACW Man

The World at War

AFL Leader Calls Negro “An Evil” in Unions

AFL Convention Accomplishes Little of Benefit to Labor, by David Coolidge

American Labor Has a Vital Stake in Minnesota Trial of 28, by Irving Howe

Jim-Crow Takes a Bow in AFL Lumber Convention, by Ross Carrington

Marriages on the Increase

The Third Year of the World War and the Tasks of the Workers Party

Stalinists Launch All-Out War-Mongering Campaign

Britain’s Black Record, by George Padmore

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Labor Action Shachtman Campaign Page


Vol. 5 No. 44, 3 November 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Free Speech on Trial in Minnesota!

Conspiracy in Minneapolis (cartoon), by Carlo

The World at War

What’s the Situation? V.R. Dunne Interviewed

What’s Behind Lewis’ Dispute with Roosevelt

Civil Rights Are Vital Issue in Minnesota “Sedition” Trial

Jury Selected in Minnesota Witch Hunt Against Labor

A Tobin Stooge Spills the Beans

An Editorial

Workingmen of New York! Cast a Labor Vote Against Boss War!

Record of the Two Slates in District 4, UE Elections

Labor Action Shachtman Campaign Page


Vol. 5 No. 45, 10 November 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Treasury Wants War Cut in Wages Government Witnesses Backfire at Minnesota Trial

An Editorial

For a $5,000 Party Building Fund, by Max Shachtman

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

Philly Politicians Stall as Polluted Water Supply Spreads Illness, by M. Bryant

Britain’s Black Record, by George Padmore

Objection Sustained

Objection Overruled

From Our West Coast Correspondent

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Where Stalinist-Controlled CIO Council in Mpls. Stands

Shades of Moscow Trials – Government Names Leon Trotsky Defendant in Minnesota Trial of 28!

Churchill Explains Point Three

Editorials

Railroad Bosses vs. Workers, by Mike Stevens

The World at War

Are You a Regular Reader?


Vol. 5 No. 46, 17 November 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Harlem Need Jobs and Housing, NOT Police, by David Coolidge

Next Week: A One Cent Labor Action – $5,000 Party-Building Fund Is Under Way, by Max Shachtman

U.S. War with Japan Near

Murray Quits N.D.M.B.!

Armistice Day, 1941 (cartoon), by Carlo

Shachtman Polls 2,211 Anti-War Votes

Defense Shatters Testimony of Prosecution Witnesses

An Editorial

On the Twenty-fourth Anniversary of the Great Russian Revolution, by Max Shachtman

Economic Notes, by Frank Demby

A Living Wage for the War-Made Unemployed, by Susan Green

Editorials

The World at War

Stalinists Ask for War Declaration


Vol. 5 No. 47, 24 November 1941
Labor Action
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EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Coal Miners Fight Labor’s Battle! – CIO Votes Full Support of Mine Strike

This Week: A One Cent Labor Appeal – Contribute to $5,000 Party-Building Fund!

5 of 28 Defendants Acquitted in “Sedition” Trial

Prosecution Concludes Flimsy Case Against 28

Interview with Henry Schweinhaut, Prosecuting Attorney, Shows Civil Rights Are Threatened in Minnesota Trial

UAW Progresses in Goodyear Aircraft Drive

December 12 Set for Waller Execution – WDL Asks Stay

Offered to Take Care of Skoglund

Labor Action

Party Life

Our Vote

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Labor Action Interview a Refugee

“It Could Happen to Any Negro!”, by A. Martin

The Isolationists and Lindbergh

Editorials

Railroad Labor Gets a Trimming, by Mike Stevens

The World at War

Budd Shows 400% Profit for Quarter


Vol. 5 No. 48, 1 December 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
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EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
MANAGING EDITOR:
Irving Howe

Fight for the Right to Strike! Against Anti-Labor Laws!

The One-Cent Labor Action Goes Over, by Albert Gates

Hold That Ball! (cartoon), by Carlo

“Taking the Profits Out of War” – Budd Style

Coal Retreat Is Dangerous Precedent, by Jack Wilson

W.P. Asks Action to Free Harlem Boys

CIO Stand on War Weakens Its Fight for Labor’s Needs, by David Coolidge

Uruguayan Revolutionists Oppose Naval Air Base Plan

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Lyons Trial in January

Uruguay Group Hails Workers Party Convention (letter from International Socialist League of Uruguay)

Longshoremen in Boston Refuse to Work Overtime

Initiate Second Appeal to Free Frame-up Victim

Labor Action

Defences Closes Its Case – Minnesota “Sedition” Trial Against 23 Goes to Jury

Milk Is Good Food, But Can You Afford It? by Susan Green

Pullman Workers Vote in Labor Board Election

The World at War

War Is Good for Business, by Susan Green

What’s Going On Inside Russia?

Editorials

The Stalinists Offer Railroad Labor a Rotten Bill of Goods

Minneapolis: As “Sedition” Trial Draws to a Close, by Irving Howe


Vol. 5 No. 49, 8 December 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
MANAGING EDITOR:
Irving Howe

Stalin Plans to Free Trotsky’s Killer, Jackson!

End Secret Diplomacy in the Far East War Crisis!

Anti-Strike Bills Must Be Defeated!

Fighting Over Far East Bone (cartoon), by Carlo

Navy Sec. Knox Would Drive Union Men “Out on a Rail!”

Profits of Bosses Continue to Zoom Sky High

The World at War

18 Minneapolis Defendants Convicted; Plan Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

British Labor Party Crisis

Brewster Men Negotiate for Wage Increase

New Price Bill Fails to Solve the Problem of the Rising Cost of Living, by Frank Demby

These Are Some of the UPS When You Work for Old King Cotton, by a Missouri Sharecropper

Let’s Give the Fund a Last Big Push, by Albert Gates

UAW Board Faces Aircraft Problems

It’s Things Like This That Explain the Negro “Crime” Wave

Press Action

Most Shachtman Votes Came from Negro and Poor People

Akron Branch Hits Anti-Miners Propaganda

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Draftees Will Go to School – To Learn What?

Oil and Rubber Are Real Stakes in Far East

American Facelifters Work on Stalin – Now “A Kindly Man with Grey Hair”, by Henry Judd

The KKK Cancer Must Be Cut Out of the Trade Union Movement! by Jack Wilson

Editorials

Duranty: The Creature Is at His Dirty Work Again, by Irving Howe

Labor News and Notes from Britain

Youth Relief Is Cut Again

Mr. Jay Lovestone Completes a Journey

Staten Island NYA to Be Abolished


Vol. 5 No. 50, 15 December 1941
Labor Action
Organ of the Workers Party of the United States
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett
MANAGING EDITOR:
Irving Howe

World in Flames! Statement of National Committee, Workers Party

The Ultimate Victor? (cartoon), by Carlo

The World at War

Labor Must Continue Its Campaign for a Decent Living Standard

How New York Reacted to the Outbreak of the War

To Be Ousted? (photo)

40-Hour Week Will Be the First War Victim! by Jack Wilson

The High Cost of Poverty

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

Defense Housing Crisis Grows Acute; Workers Forced to Live in Dingy Homes, by Frank Demby

Labor Action

Japanese People Enslaved and Robbed by a Ruling Clique of Imperialists and Militarists, by Henry Judd

High Food Prices Bring Misery to Occupied France

Big Profits from Bombers

Colonial People in Pacific Unwilling Victims of War

DuPont’s Big Stake in Far East War

Jap Brass Hat (photo)

What Are the Great Powers Fighting For?

How Churchill Helped Hitler Filch His Partner, Mussolini

For the Duration (photo)

Harlem News

What Happens to This Bill?

Over the Top with the Party-Building Fund, by Albert Gates

Press Action

What Stake Do Negroes Have in This War?

American Bosses Plan Vicious Anti-Labor Drive, by Susan Green

Is Now in Action (photo)

War Heightens Problem of Wages of Feminine Workers, by Mary Bell

Akron CIO Fights Against Smith Bill

Isolationist Creampuff Folds Up

Labor Can’t Be Content with Sitting on the Status Quo, by Susan Green

Brewster Men Reject Company’s Proposed Terms

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

Declaration of War (photo)

Commentators: Can’t Decide Why We Are at War, by Paul Temple

Price Rises Threaten Living Standards of Workers

Listen, Brother White Worker, Old Boss Don’t Mean You No Good, by A Sharecropper

Two Million Workers to Lose Jobs Because of “Priorities Unemployment” by Bill Haines

Food Rationing a Possibility


Vol. 5 No. 51, 22 December 1941
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interests of Labor
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Irving Howe

We Propose: A 100 Per Cent Tax on All Profits of War Industry

Bosses Try to Blackmail Labor at Washington Confab, by Jack Wilson

“We Must All Pull Together” (cartoon), by Carlo

War Doesn’t Hurt THEM

NAACP Demands End of Jim Crow in the Navy

Mass. Election Shows Need of Labor Party

What Is Happening Inside Hitlerland? by Henry Judd

You Had Better Read This – It Tells You How the War Is Going to Affect Your Pocketbook, by Frank Demby

Workers Party War Meetings

With the Labor Unions – On the Picket Line, by David Coolidge

Big Rally Hits Minneapolis Convictions

The Bill of Rights and the Minneapolis Convictions, by Max Shachtman

Closed Shop Is Stumbling Block in Projector Cont.

Fund Drive Past Half Way Mark! by Albert Gates

New Bliss Contract Seen as Inadequate

A Tragic Story of Life Down South America, by Susan Green

A Dozen British Lords Who Decide What 30 Million People Will Read

“Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living”, by James T. Farrell

Who Grabbed Hawaiian Islands First?

One for the Record

A Touch of Irony

Editorials

A Country Where You Are Jailed for “Danger Thoughts”, by Henry Judd

Fascism: American Bankers See It as Only Hope, by Paul Temple

Words to Remember

The World at War

War and Pocketbook

This May Explain Things

Indian Congress Socialist Party Reaffirms Its Stand on the War


Vol. 5 No. 52, 29 December 1941
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interests of Labor
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Irving Howe

An Editorial

Labor Taken for a Ride at Capital Conference, by Jack Wilson

Twas the Night Before christmas and All Through the House
Not a Creature Was Stirring, Not Even a Mouse ... (cartoon), by Carlo

Bosses Show Their Teeth in Washington, by David Coolidge

The Art (!) of Diplomacy

Bosses Get Fat on War Profits, by Bill Haines

Bethlehem Steel Would Eat Cake and Have It, Too

No Pay for Blackout Time

Negro Workers Face World Problems, by Paul Harris

Result of Recent IWA Conventions, by Ross Carrington

What Should the Negro Worker Do About the Imperialist War, by Paul Harris

Worker Discusses Merits of Brewster Contract, letter from Old Worker

Press Action

Burma, Malaya, East Indies – The Stakes in the Far East, by Henry Judd

39% of Families Underfed Poll Shows

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

A British Labor Leader Who Does Dirty Work for Tory Government, by John McGovern

Liberals State Their Program of Bankruptcy, by Irving Howe

This Sure Is a Helluva Christmas, by Ted Lyons

Knox of the Navy

Priorities Unemployment Reaches New Peaks

Editorials

The World at War

West Coast Welders Go Out on Strike

Booing: How Much Does It Cost to Do It! by Paul Temple

Famous Last Words

Another Kind of War Profiteering


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