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Vol. 6, No. 1, 5 January 1942
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

Congress “Economy” Proposals Strike Blows at Nation’s Workers

Filed for the Duration! (cartoon), by Carlo

Concrete Proposals of Byrd Committee Analyzed Here

Workers Face Unemployment, CIO Reports, by Jack Wilson

Airplane Profits Jump 16 Times above ’39 Level

Mr. Churchill Pulls a Fast One, by Susan Green

Kitchen Bosses Go to Town

For Once Knox Has Nothing to Say

Wages Lagging Behind

Consumer Goods Profits Increase 32 Per Cent

Los Angeles Meeting Hits Minneapolis Convictions

Opera Buffo in the French Isles, by Sam Adams

Stalin Jails Polish Social-Democrats

The World at War

War Comes to Park Avenue

CIO Says Real Wages Lower

Food Prices Jump 22 Per Cent

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Racketeering in American Trade Unions, by Mike Stevens

Winston Churchill: Knight of St. George or Imperialist Aristocrat and Friend of Reaction, by Henry Judd

What Are the Coughlinites Doing Now? by Irving Howe

Holywood Tries to Patent the War!

Babbitt in Stalinland: Mr. Davies and His Mission to Moscow

Carol of Rumania

Editorials

St. Louis CIO Steel Drive Faces Tough Race Problem

Revolution: Why Churchill Sees None in Germany, by Paul Temple

Lest We Forget, by Tom Gilbert

Priorities Unemployment Doesn’t Hurt Auto Bosses, by Bill Haines

Profits Highest in Last Nine Years


Vol. 6 No. 2, 12 January 1942
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

OPM Bungling Causes National Crisis – 400,000 Workers Lose Jobs, by Jack Wilson

The World at War

Soldiers of Democracy

Party Fund Is Near Its Goal, by Albert Gates

Readers’ Protests on Jingo War Stand Force American Guardian to Fold Up, by P.J.

News and Notes from the Socialist Third Camp

Lest We Forget, by Tom Gilbert

Pine Workers Notes from Feather River Canyon, by Ross Carrington

St. Louis Hotel Workers Out on Strike, by Roy Gould

No Canines Without Fleas

Mob Attacks Girl Organizers

Maybe Workers Should Do Some Pinching

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

The Bitter Struggle for Singapore Involves Vast Imperialist Stakes, by Henry Judd

A Negro Has Own Freedom to Fight For, by Paul Harris

The British Tories and Hitlerism, by Paul Temple

Mr. Davies Is at It Again

Half of New York Hasn’t Enough Milk

An Editorial

Editorials

Hilly-Billy Fuehrer Says: No Strikes Allowed in Texas, by John Dehner

The Strange Silence of the Militant, by M.S.

Construction Bosses Are In on Gravy, Too


Vol. 6 No. 3, 19 January 1942
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

The War to Save “Democracy” ... and Jim-Crow, by Albert Gates

Place a Capital Levy on Wealth!

Give Till It Hurts (cartoon), by Carlo

Who Is Going to Pay for the War?

“Price-Fixing” Bill Allows 25% Price Rise, by Bill Haines

NLRB Trials Expose Budd’s Company Union!

Auto Bosses Insist on Profits as Usual, by Jack Wilson

Condolences to Gene Talmadge

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Wage Gains Nullified by Runaway Prices, by Bill Haines

The World at War

CIO Wins L.A. Transport Victory

An Editorial

Kentucky Mob Threatens Death to CIO Organizeer

The Kind of Letter We Like to Get, from I.S.

Who Are the Real Enemies of Production? by Irving Howe

Brother Rat is a “Democrat”

Latest Issue of NI Is Out

Stalin Assures Eden and Sikorski That He Will Help Make the Post-War World Safe for Imperialism

The Little Man Keeps Getting Littler, by Susan Green

Editorials

Straddler Norman Thomas Jumps Into the War Camp, by Max Shachtman

Lest We Forget, by Tom Gilbert

Party Fund Drive Goes Over the Top!

In Future Issues —

Negroes Applaud Chicago Speaker


Vol. 6 No. 4, 26 January 1942
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

All Out for Labor Unity as the Road to Organizing America 100%! by Jack Wilson

Business as Usual ... for the Dollar-a-Year Men (cartoon), by Carlo

They Run the War Show!

Reveal the Stranglehold of Dollar-a-Year Men on War Program

What the Truman Report Revealed and What Should Be Done About It, by Irving Howe

Joe Louis Meets Sergeant Jim Crow

Europe in Revolt

The World at War

“All Men Are Created Equal ...”

Ohio Hits High in Priorities Unemployment, by M. Bell

Appeal Case of Union Organizer

Fred Beal Is Freed

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

When Race Discrimination Hits Whites in Manila and Negroes in Georgia, by David Coolidge

Behind the South America Conference, by Henry Judd

“Soldiers Get Free Graves ...”, by Jim Walden

The Quezon Regime in the Philippines

‘Lieutenant’ Harry Bridges Reporting for Duty, Sir!

Out of Churchill’s Mouth

Odds and Ends on the War

No Schooling for Kentucky Children

Editorials

St. Louis Hotel Workers Still on Picket Line

Life on a Dollar a Year (cartoon), by Carlo

Lest We Forget, by Tom Gilbert

Who Saw U. Saw?

Notice


Vol. 6 No. 5, 2 February 1942
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

The Fundamental Fact ...

Roosevelt Trips Up Labor Unity, by Jack Wilson

Labor Needs This Flying Fortress (cartoon), by Carlo

Dollar-a-Year Men Work for “Patriotism” Plus Profits!

Workers’ Real Wages Decline

Vinson Report Exposes Boss Profiteering

Coerce Budd Men Into Joining ERA Company Union

The World at War

Brewster Workers, Attention!

Democracy Wins the Battle of Sikeston, Missouri, by Irving Howe

Shachtman Speaks Before 250

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

LA Transport Dispute Goes to War Labor Board

Explanation! by Jack Wilson

Sharecropper Meeting Attacked by a Mob

Waller Appeal Goes to Supreme Court

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Ceylon Socialists Brand British Imperialist Rule, by Ceylon Socialist Party

Capitalism Presents Its Post-War Utopias – Pie in the Sky When You Die, by Susan Green

Chicago Crane Workers Protest Speed-up as Accidents Mount, by Jim Lambert

Akron UAW Wins Contract at Goodyear

St. Louis CIO Hits at ‘Defense Savings Committee’, by Roy Gould

Editorials

U.S. Dollar Diplomacy Wins a Victory in South America, by Henry Judd

Run Around: Roosevelt Gives It to Negro People, by Paul Harris

Latest New International Out

Priorities Unemployment Takes Large Job Toll, by Bill Haines

In Future Issues


Vol. 6 No. 6, 9 February 1942
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

Dollar-a-Week Big Shots Retain War Program Hold

Remember Sikeston, Missouri (cartoon), by Carlo

It’s All Coming Back

3,000 Attend St. Louis Anti-Lynch Meeting

The World at War

Respectable Business Men Led Missouri Lynch Mob!

Tricky Bookkeeping Hides U.S. Steel’s Vast Profits

V.R. Dunne Tours for Minneapolis Defendants

Eire Protests Neutrality Violation, by Henry Judd

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

And What About the Malayans?

Form Harlem Inter-Racial Club to Fight Jim Crow

Food for the Hungry Mouths of France

Anger Rises in Crane Open Shop Against Speedups and Wage Cuts

It Took them Six Years to Discover That Youth Has No Future!

Ohio CIO Protests Employment of Women for Over 45 Hours a Week, by Mary Bell

Press Action

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

New Price Control Act Can’t Stop Price Rises or Prevent Inflation, by Bill Haines

Just One Big Family, by Fenner Brockway

Daily Worker Covers Up Poll-Tax Politicians on Missouri Lynching, by Irving Howe

Odds and Ends on the War

Winston Churchill’s Self-Portrait

Chicago Forum Hits Tax Bill

Editorials

Labor Action’s Tax Program: For a 100% Tax on All War Profits

AFL Blasts Charge Unions “Hoard Vast Wealth”

Lest We Forget, by Tom Gilbert

900 Chicago Tin Workers Join Army of Priorities Unemployed, by Philip Marsh

34 Killed in Mine Explosion

Mason-Dixon Line


Vol. 6 No. 7, 16 February 1942
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

$6,644,000

Nero Was a Piker ... By Comparison (cartoon), by Carlo

Government Seeks Ceiling on Wages, by Jack Wilson

Real Estate Gougers Jack Up Rents as High as 90%

Why Thousands Died in Greece

Congressmen and Auto Workers or: Pensions and Priorities

Missouri Negroes in Defense Against Terror, by Roy Gould

Congressional Sideshow Reveals Profit Grab-bag, by Albert Gates

How the Allies Helped to Arm Japan!

Aircraft Workers, Attention!

Terror Reigns in Southeast Missouri

Why Roosevelt Loaned $500,000,000 to China, by Henry Judd

‘No Coffee Time’ Joe Curran at His Old Tricks

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

An Ad in a London Paper

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

The World at War

Walter Reuther, UAW Official, Proves the Case for a Workers Government, by Max Shachtman

Bliss Workers, Attention!

Brazilian Stalinists Lick Their Own Jailers’ Boots

Capitalism Plans for the Post-War World: A Brilliant Example of Utter Futility, by Susan Green

Press Action

February New International Is Off the Press

Editorials

Labor Action’s Tax Plan: A Capital Levy on Accumulated Wealth

American Labor in the Last War: Cost of Living and Wages Had a Race – The Former Won, by Sylvia Merrill

The War for Democracy

In Next Week’s Issue

How Rubber Got Us Into War, by Howard S. Johnson

New York Banquet for V.R. Dunne


Vol. 6 No. 8, 23 February 1942
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

Congress Spikes Aid to Priority Unemployed

Report Shows Low Wages of Majority of Population

“Scram! No Parasites Wanted!” (cartoon), by Carlo

Race Bias Exposed at Government Hearing, by Susan Green

Aircraft Workers, Attention!

An Offer That You Can’t Afford to Miss!

Behind the Fall of Singapore, by Henry Judd

“Friend” of China “Enemy” of Japan!

Europe in Revolt

American Labor in the Last War: Workers Met High Cost of Living with Great Wave of Strikes, by Sylvia Merrill

The World at War

Press Action

Budd Workers Eager for NLRB Decision

Pine Workers Notes from Feather River Canyon

Philly WP Says: Make Landlords Pay for Blackout Expense

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

What Attitude Should Workers Take to Murray Plan? by Jack Wilson

Norman Thomas in Display of Political Impotence, by Ria Stone

How the Dutch Exploit the East Indies: Fabulous Profits Wrung from Native Slaves, by Albert Gates

Chicago Workers Discuss Colonial Peoples in War

Editorials

Labor Action’s Tax Program: For a Stiff Tax on Undivided Profits

Lest We Forget, by Tom Gilbert

G.E. Workers Demand $1 Raise

Philly Negroes Win Housing Victory


Vol. 6 No. 9, 2 March 1942
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

India’s Fight for Freedom, by Henry Judd

F.D.R. Promises Long War

Why Don’t You Join Our Fight for Democracy? (cartoon), by Carlo

Budd Workers Win Case

Dynamite in Numbers!

The World at War

Vast Anti-Labor Drive Begun by Big Business

Bethlehem Ship Workers Strike in San Pedro

Latest Tintype of Sir Stafford Cripps

Proof of Profiteering

Everyone Knows About Pearl Harbor Except the American People!

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Striking Workers Threatened with Draft Shift

Press Action

Good Shepherd Center Yields to Jingo Pressure

Chicago Forum on Trade Unions

Shachtman Speaks in Chicago

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Here Are the Facts Which Prove Labor’s Case for a Wage Increase

Missouri Anti-Negro Terror Continues

In West Coast Anti-CIO Decision: War Labor Board Shows True Colors

In Future Issues

Aircraft Workers, Attention!

Editorials

Labor Action’s Tax Program: 100% Tax on Incomes Above $20,000

“No Jews Wanted” in War Plants

New International in New Format

Lest We Forget, by Tom Gilbert


Vol. 6 No. 10, 9 March 1942
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

F.D.R.’s Tax Bill Soaks the Poor, by Bill Haines

Labor Haters Start Phoney “Work or Fight” Drive

Speed-up on the Home Front (cartoon), by Carlo

Inside Story of the Budd Company Union

The Banker Speaks

Rumors of ‘Concession’ to India Increase

Bombs on Devil’s Island

Los Angeles in a Dither over Mysterious (Shhh!) ‘Air Raid’, by Emanuel Garrett

Protect Labor’s 40 Hour Week, by Ernest Lund

Bethlehem Men for 10-Hr. Shift by Narrow Margin

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

American Labor in the Last War: War Labor Boards Couldn’t Prevent Wave of Strikes, by Sylvia Merrill

The World at War

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Nehru – Leader of a Free India? by Henry Judd

Anglo-American Economic Pact Solves No Problems – Present or Future, by Susan Green

“Youth on the Rampage” – The Scars of War Take a Strange and Awful Toll, by Philip Marsh

Col. Jones Jumps Off the Deep End

Crane Speedup Causes Wave of Accidents

Press Action

UAW Drive Hits Pace at Chi Buick Plant

British ILP Polls 29% of By-Election

NAACP Lawyer Slugged in Nashville

Editorials

The Greek “Government in Exile” – A Fascist Racket! by Tom Tanakos

Stefan Zweig: His Suicide Marks the End of an Era, by Irving Howe

March New International Will Appear Next Week

British Labor Party Out-Tories the Tories


Vol. 6 No. 11, 16 March 1942
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

Churchill’s Offer to India a Fraud

Brewster Caught in War Profits Skullduggery!

In the Name of Pay-triotism (cartoon), by Carlo

Stalinists Against Labor “Sharing War Profits”, by Jack Wilson

Dutch Empire Falls in the Far East

Behind the Struggle for Indian Independence, by Henry Judd

An Editorial

Let the Admiral Swim in It

Labor Martyr Dead: Tom Mooney (photo)

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

American Labor in the Last War: Epidemic of Strike Struggles Followed War Armistice, by Sylvia Merrill

The World at War

Aircraft Workers, Attention!

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Aircraft Workers, Attention!

Riot at Detroit Negro Houses (photo)

You Have to Be Rich to Know How to Avoid Paying Your Income Taxes, by Susan Green

A Soldier Boy Writes: ‘I Told Them I Have a Cold and Athlete’s Foot’

Accidents Hit War Workers

Press Action

Sugar, Sugar – Who’s Got That Sugar?

The Case for a Socialist Britain, by John McGovern

Editorials

Goebbels Reveals Hitler’s “Secret Weapon”: Only a Workers Government Can Exterminate Hitler!

In Britain: Rations Are Cut but Black Market Stays

March New International Presents a Lively and Varied Issue

Workers Party Statement on China’s Role in the War

A Correction


Vol. 6 No. 12, 23 March 1942
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

Labor Needs Its Own Offensive

The St. Louis Star-Times Lays a Rotten Egg: Will a Frameup Whitewash a Lynching? by Max Shachtman

Memo to Phil Murray, from A Steel Worker

Ceylon Trotskyists Are Banned by the British

Labor’s Own Offensive (cartoon), by Carlo

Labor Action Distributors Freed in New Jersey

Grand Jury Covers Up the Sikeston Lynchers

Sales Tax May Be Added to Workers’ Tax Burdens

Retail Prices Go Up 18%

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Gene Debs Speaks on Labor Organization During Wartime

The World at War

Chicago Crane Worker Discusses Case for Union Organization, by Jim Lambert

Fear Unemployment “Too Attractive” for Workers!

Press Action

Some Light on Burma’s U. Saw

CIO Teamsters Lick AFL Rival in Boston Election

Food Bill Up 25% Since War

Say, Fellow!

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Will Britain Give Freedom to India?

A Program for Indian Independence, by Henry Judd

Atlantic Charter Not for Africa ...

Polish “Free Government” Takes Two Open Anti-Semites into Its Cabinet

Corporate Profits Jump 50%

William Pickens on the Carpet

March Issue of New International Now Available

Government Workers are Jim Crowed

Editorials

An Editorial

Discrimination by the Red Cross

Profits Keep Soaring

War Comes to the People – On Boths Sides


Vol. 6 No. 13, 30 March 1942
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

Congress Attacks Labor, Ignores War Profit Grab

At Last – The Big Offensive! (cartoon), by Carlo

Doctor Warns Congress Not to Overwork (Fat Chance!)

Boss Outfits, Kept Press Lead Anti-Labor Smear

Sunday Double Time Cut Means Pay Envelope Slash

How Mr. Smith Chiseled His Way Into Washington

Ain’t It a Bloomin’ Shame

Article Postponed

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

‘Enemy Music’ to Be Banned?

The World at War

Have You Seen the Latest NI?

Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

  • And Here’s His Article, by T.F.C.

Odds and Ends on the War: Some Things We’ll Bet You Never Even Noticed

Justified Hatred of American Jim-Crow Rule Must Not Lead Negroes into Japanese Trap! by Paul Harris

How Can We Break Hitler’s Hold on the Weary German Soldiers?

Crane Profits Jump; Workers Worse Off

Akron Industrialists Finance Both Boss Party Candidates

What Will the Jews Do About the Struma Murders? Protest or Play Diplomatic Ostrich?

“No Sabotage Is Proof of Sabotage ...” (You Figure It Out!)

Say, Mr. Reader?

Editorials

  • A Discreet Silence
  • Stalinist Super-Patriotism
  • Anti-“Trotskyist” Campaign
  • In Southeast Missouri
  • An International Campaign

Does Hindu-Moslem Enmity Prevent Indian Freedom? by Henry Judd

Labor Action Replies to St. Louis Paper’s Slander, by Irving Howe

Bethlehem’s Secret Govt. Contract


Vol. 6 No. 14, 5 April 1942
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

Conscript the Rockefeller Trust: Standard Oil – Merchants of Death

Should Labor Surrender Extra Pay for Overtime, by Jack Wilson

“Standard Business Practices” (cartoon), by Carlo

Budd Gets $31 an Hour for His ‘Labors’

Britain Offers a Rubber Check to Indian People, by Henry Judd

Who’s Who in U.S. Fascists, by Susan Green

The World at War

Los Angeles CIO Council in Anti-Democratic Precedent

Europe in Revolt

The Cotton Chopping Season Comes to Missouri

How the News Came Through from Singapore

Press Action

Will Gloria Vanderbilt Trim Easter Bonnet?

CIO Reports on Effects of Priorities Unemployment

Fort Bragge, Sikeston and Little Rock

Detroit Negroes Plan March to Washington

Negroes Can Vote in So. Carolina If They Are 87 Years Old

Say, Mr. Reader?

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

The Case of Lew Ayres: A Courageous Man – A Futile Gesture, by Jack Wilson

Negroes! Japanese Imperialist Record Shows Them to Be Your Bitter Enemy, by Paul Harris

Labor Action Replies to Christian Science Monitor, by Irving Howe

Fascists Control the De Gaulle “Free French”?

April Issue of NI

The Saturday Evening Post Slanders the Jewish People, by Irving Howe

Editorials
Vol. 6 No. 15, 12 April 1942
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

Why Fascists Use Anti-Semitic Lies, by Susan Green

UAW Sacrifices While Auto Bosses Profiteer, by Jack Wilson

Congressmen Reject Mild Profit Limit, by Bill Haines

“Our Profits, May They Be Right or Wrong; But Our Profits Right or Wrong” (cartoon), by Carlo

The World at War

What They Said Then

ALCOA Lines Up with Standard Oil as a Merchant of Death!

From Inside Nazi Germany: Opposition to the Hitler Regime Now More Open, by Europacus

Stalinists Fired Stewards – Admit ALCOA at Fault

Stalinist Goons Attack Labor Action Distributors

Akron Rubber Workers Go on Sit-down Strike

Budd Workers —

E.G. Budd Can’t Lose – He Profits from Both Sides

Pros and Cons on UAW Confab

West Coast Loggers Strike, by Donald McDonald

Boston Bus Drivers Strike

Plant Seized, but Profits Keep Rolling

April Issue of New International Appears

Say, Mr. Reader?

Miserable Working Conditions Press Missouri Croppers to Organize Union

Two Negro Soldiers Killed in Fort Dix

Thurman Arnold – Union Hater

“Off Limits for the 25th Infantry”

Tee Hee Dept., or How PM Gets a Scoop

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

Why the Atlantic Charter Can’t Break Hitler’s Rule

Negroes: Japan Offers You Same Old Slavery, by Paul Harris

Petain Government Sentences Socialists of Spain


Vol. 6 No. 16, 19 April 1942
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

Independence – Next Step for the Indian People, by Henry Judd

Goodbye, Mr. Cripps! (cartoon), by Carlo

U.S. Fascists Aim Blow at Labor, by Susan Green

Shipyard Workers Meet, by Susan Green

Militant Ranks Oppose UAW Appeasement, by David Coolidge

Negro Air Cadets Attacked at Tuskegee Training Camp

Goodyear Workers in Sitdown Strike for 14 Hours, by Mary Bell

Europe in Revolt

The World at War

Cornelius O’Kennard

USO Serves “Whites Only”

Stalinists Debase Los Angeles CIO Council to Level of Book Burners

200 at Meeting on India Question

A Soldier Boy Writes: ‘Sun Warm, Sky Blue; Guns Seem Incongruous’

Editorials

Milk Monopolists Fear UMW’s Dairy Union Drive, by Jack Wilson

Negroes: Your Place Is with Labor, Not Japan, by Paul Harris

To all of Our Readers

State Department Shielded Standard Oil’s Nazi Deal, by T.R. Cobb

Why Britain Fears a United India


Vol. 6 No. 17, 26 April 1942
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

Exposed – Another Merchant of Death: Du Pont Dynasty Deals with Hitler, by Jack Wilson

An Editorial

Time for a Big Salvo (cartoon), by Carlo

Hitler Murders Dutch Socialists

Here’s How to Smash Fascists, by Susan Green

GE’s Profit Conspiracy with Nazi Tungsten Trust

ILP Candidate Polls 25% of Votes in By-Election

Budd Welders Win 25 Cent Rise in Sitdown Strike

Stalinist Negro Group Hails Knox’s Jim Crow Rule

Next Week’s Labor Action

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Supreme Court “Anti-Mutiny” Edict a Blow Against Labor, by Ed Jeffries

The World at War

What’s All This Talk About ‘Class Struggle’? by Mike Stevens

Rubber Workers Keep an Eye on Their Union Leadership

Press Action

Pacific Bethlehem Plant Fires Hundreds in Anti-Union Move

Pine Workers Notes from Feather River Canyon

Now Doesn’t It Make Your Heart Bleed?

Some Additional Notes and Comments on the Shipyard Workers Convention, by Susan Green

Negro Soldiers in Africa Fight Without Arms

Sperry Men Oppose Company Union

April Issue of New International Is a Real Honey!

Sojourner Truth Leader Speaks in Chicago

Debs Speech a Special Treat at May Day Dinner

He Understands Imperialism

Editorials

Jesse Jones Gives a Nevada War Firm a Little Present, by Bill Haines

Sikeston: Lynch Query Bogs Down in Red Tape, by Paul Harris

Industrial ‘Doughboys’ Cash In by Raising their Own Salaries

Labor Action Probes Behind the Headlines: The Chinese Sailors’ “Mutiny”, by Ria Stone


Vol. 6 No. 18, 4 May 1942
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

Socialism (cartoon), by Carlo

The Hope of Humanity: Socialism! Workers Party May Day Statement

Labor’s Balance Sheet Since Last May Day, by Jack Wilson

Dollar-a-Year Men Still in the Saddle

Exposing the Merchants of Death: Their Profits Born in Blood, by Irving Howe

Freeze Labor’s Wage Scales, FDR to Ask

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

What “Guarantee” Has a Negro of Equality Even After Socialism? by Paul Harris

Review of 1941 Shows Industrialists Took in Tremendous War Profits

Uruguay Socialists Expose Coup d’État

Re-write Job

Women Need Equal Pay for Equal Work

Two Years of the Workers Party in Review, by Max Shachtman

A Portrait of Congress: Full of Anti-Labor Corporation Lawyers

Honor Our Martyrs

AFL Would Aid Draftees

Socialism Made Easy, by James Connolly

British Profits in Malaya

The UAW Victory Through Equality of Sacrifice Program, by David Coolidge

Why Should Workers Be the Tail to the Capitalist Kite? by Susan Green

Do You Read The New International

Who Owns America? Facts and Figures on America’s Sixty Families

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Is This the Road to Negro Freedom? What’s Wrong with the “Double V” Plan

The “People’s Cherce” ... Smith of Virginia, by Jean Riley

Britain’s Political Crisis and the Role of the Independent Labor Party, by Henry Judd

Negro Slavery in Africa

May Day Was Born in Early American Labor Struggles, by Walter Cliff

His Cause Lives On: V.I. Lenin (picture)

Reading from Left to Right, by Cliff

Workers Party Platform


Vol. 6 No. 19, 11 May 1942
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

FDR’s Program – and Ours

FDR “Freeze” Order Hits Workers Hard, Goes Easy on Bosses

FDR Would Knife Wage Raise for Ship Workers, by Jack Wilson

“Equal Sacrifice” (cartoon), by Carlo

Brewster Workers

Housewives!

New Ally of Merchants of Death: Stalinists Defend War Profiteers! by Irving Howe

Negro, White Workers Win UMW Strike

Senator Walsh Connected with Nazi Agents!

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

L.A. CIO Council in Turmoil on Stalinist Lynch Drive

The World at War

Press Action

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor

Labor Action’s May Day Affair a Huge Success

May Issue of The New International Is Now Ready!

Defending the “Workers State”

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Missouri Croppers Learn Lesson in Unity

Why Socialism Means Equality for Negroes, by Paul Harris

Gandhi’s “Passive Resistance” Line a Blow at Freedom for Indian People, by Henry Judd

Echoes of Chinese Mutiny Still Heard on Waterfront

Kelly Postal Is Convicted

Say Bud —

Conscript Brewster Plants Under Workers’ Control!

FDR – “Friend of Labor”: ‘Cocking His Cigarette Holder at a Breezy Angle’

E.G. Budd Makes Big War Profits

Workers Party Platform

Labor Action Readers


Vol. 6 No. 20, 18 May 1942
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

Croppers Ask for 30¢ an Hour

Labor Unions, On Guard Against Wage Freezing!

Odell Waller Will Die – Unless ...

An Editorial

SWOC Holds Vital Convention This Week, by David Coolidge

Ford Inst. Local Rejects Overtime Pay Cut Plan

A New Race?

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

The War Issue Before the Socialist Party Convention, by Paul Temple

The World at War

Stalinist Dean of Canterbury Is Friend of Coughlin

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor

Business Is Business

Why Southern Negro Youth Rejected ‘Double V’

The Future of Negroes is with Organized Labor, by Paul Harris

The British ILP Holds Convention, by Henry Judd

Press Action

James T. Farrell

Curtiss-Wright Profits Skyrocket

Editorials

What Kearny Union Got from “Membership Maintenance”, by Susan Green

Poison Gas: The Imperialist War Adds a Refinement, by Irving Howe

Louisville Textile Union Tells Off the Stalinists

What to Expect from the WLB

In Our Next Issue ...


Vol. 6 No. 21, 25 May 1942
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

WLB Head Threatens Wage Freezing

The Spring Offensive ... (cartoon), by Carlo

Bendix Aviation: War Profiteer

Rich Dominate Sikeston Jury

Ship Workers Rooked of Wage Raises

Mississippi Sharecroppers Launch Crucial Fight for Minimum Wage Rate of 30¢ an Hour

Budd Workers Go on Strike

Ship Workers Local 9 Repels Stalinist Domination Attempt

The World at War

Budd Local’s Strike Call

Standard Oil’s Profits Jump

Socialism Made Easy, by James Connolly

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Representative Cox of Georgia: High on Anti-Labor Rogues Gallery, by W.B.

Native Land: A Portrait of Labor’s Fight, by S.G.

James T. Farrell

Naming the Merchants of Death

Problems Facing the Convention of the CIO Retail and Wholesale Clerks, by Mike Stevens

Press Action

Thousands Protest Murder of Negro

Shachtman Speaks at New York Forum

Editorials

Congress Plans Income Tax on Men Earning $10 a Week

Europe: Released Reporters Tell of Discontent, by Henry Judd

DAR Throws Kiss at Stalin

Labor Action Answers California Eagle Attack, by Irving Howe

To Our Readers


Vol. 6 No. 22, 1 June 1942
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

Missouri Croppers “Stay at Home” in Fight for 30¢ Hourly Minimum!

FDR Vetoes Wage Raise for Plane Workers

Ranks of Budd Workers Firm in 2nd Strike Week

The Stalinists Start a New Union-Busting Drive, by Max Shachtman

Steel Convention Leaves Basic Problems Unsolved, by David Coolidge

A Dramatic Reply to Jim Crow in Baseball!

African Socialist Labor Leader Sent into Exile

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Ship Workers Local 9 Repels Another Bridges Smear

The World at War

What Stafford Cripps Said When He Was a Socialist

A Request

Say, Bud!

Sidelights on the Steel Convention, by J.W.

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Acknowledgements

Article Reprinted

Editorials

Jim Crow: Who Will win the New Orleans Race? by Irving Howe

Make Sure to Get The New International

To Our Readers


Vol. 6 No. 23, 8 June 1942
Labor Action
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Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Irving Howe

Missouri Croppers Fight On to Win Minimum Wage of 30¢ an Hour

CIO Ranks Should Act to Halt Split Crisis! by Jack Wilson

An Editorial

New Tax Proposals Drive Heavy Blows at Workers

‘All Negro’ Ship Plant Is Just Jim Crowism in Reverse

“March on Washington” Movement Stirs Again, by Ria Stone

‘Freeze Labor’ Proposal Made in Washington

Bendix Profits Skyrocket

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Press Action

World at War

Louisville Negroes Fight for Equal Rights in City’s Libraries

Letter Printed

In the Bronx

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Wallace and Hoover on the War Economy, by Irving Howe

Do Citizens of Japanese Descent Have Any Rights? A Long Trek – And No Sinai in Sight

Peonage in the Shadow of the Rockies, by Susan Green

Editorials

In Britain: The Labour Party’s Annual Conference, by Henry Judd

Stalinist Stoolpigeons at Work: Stonkus Runs to ‘Comrade’ Biddle to Do a ... Job

Exporting ‘Civilisation’ to India at Wage Rate of $1.60 a Week

Bolivian Trotskyists Jailed


Vol. 6 No. 24, 15 June 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Irving Howe

Missouri Croppers’ Fight for 30¢ an Hour Going Strong in Third Week

Split Crisis Grows Sharper in the CIO, by Irving Howe

British Labor Paper Faces Ban for Imperialism Exposé

Mysterious Silence Shrouds Suspected Phila. Lynching

Negro People Need a March on Washington Now!

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Ship Local Repels Stalinists

World at War

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Is There Democracy in Britain’s Army? by S.G.

Pearl Buck’s Theory of a “Racial War”, by H. Allen

Bahamas – Roosting Ground of Windsor and Wally – And Where Strikers Are Shot Down! by H.J.

Portrait of a Greek Charlatan: Highest Bidder Can Have Him – Cheap, by Tom Tanakos

Editorials

Surrender: What Labor Gave Up Since Pearl Harbor, by Henry Judd


Vol. 6 No. 25, 22 June 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Irving Howe

Half of U.S. Workers Earn Less Than $800 a Year

Should Labor Support the Cry for a Second Front?

An Editorial

Dependents Get Handout, by Susan Green

World at War

Missouri Croppers’ Struggle Reaches Climax

Famous Last Words

A Reminder

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Critical Situation in Shipworkers Local 9

Arnold’s Trust-Busting Bluster Won’t Save Capitalism, by Ed Jeffries

Press Action

California CIO State Convention

Knitgoods Union Gives Vacation Pay to Soldier Members

The Annihilation of Lidice, by Susan Green

How the “Freeze” Labor Plan Will Affect the American Labor Movement

FDR Might Ask the Greek King

Stalinists Attack Negro Meeting

St. Louis Paper Gives Fair Writeup of Missouri Action

German Workers Preserve Militancy

Editorials

Thousands Jam New York Meeting for Negro Rights

Wallace: ‘A Pint of Milk and a Pair of Shoes’, by Henry Judd

War Labor Board Tries to Break Textile Strike

The Lessons of the Recent Strike in the Budd Plant

The Myth of Superior Races


Vol. 6 No. 26, 29 June 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Irving Howe

Big Rains Stall Mo. Croppers

Profiteers Taking Swag – Nelson Gives OK Signal!

What Fools These Mortals Are (Cartoon), by Carlo

House Drops $25,000 Salary Limit Like a Hot Potato!

Negroes, March on Washington! by Ria Stone

Stiff Payroll Tax Will Dent Income of U.S. Workers

War Contracts Still in Grip of $-a-Year Stooges

Why the Stalinists Don’t Fight for Negro Rights

Sugar, Sugar Everywhere But Only Half a Pound to Eat, by Susan Green

World at War

Waller Execution Postponed Again

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Will Shipworkers Local 9 Accept 8 Point Sellout

GM President Got $328,000

A Review of the June New International

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

British Rich Set Example of “Sacrifice”

The Second Front Issue in England, by Irving Howe

Paraguay Dictator Jails Anti-Fascists, from Contra la Corriente

In Underground Europe

Editorials

How the Garment Workers Can Avoid Losing their Jobs

One Year: America and Russia as War Allies, by Henry Judd

Akron Women Workers in Goodyear Sit-Down Strike

125 Teachers Face Loss of Jobs in New York City

War After the Next War


Vol. 6 No. 27, 6 July 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emmanuel Garrett

Missouri Croppers Win “Stay at Home” with 100% Wage Increase

Real Prices Keep Piercing “Ceilings”

An Editorial

Nazi Pogroms Threaten Unarmed Palestine Jews, by Albert Gates

Va. Governor OK’s Legalized Lynching of Odell Waller

St. Louis Negroes Protest Jim Crow

Chicago Negroes Rally to “March on Washington” Meet

Striking Chinese Seamen Win Raises

And for 1944?

Europe in Revolt

Socialist Party Convention – A Pathetic Display of Confusion

The World at War

Haw-Haw Note for the Week

Press Action

The Program of the March on Washington Committee, by Ria Stone

Capitalist Ethics

The “Labor-Management Committees” – A Threat to Labor

Stalinists Whitewash British Rule in Africa

Wheels of Industry Which Never Ran for the People, by Susan Green

St. Louis CIO Resolution

A Letter from a Brewster Worker

Editorials

Stalinist Meeting Tries to Divert Negroes from the Struggle

Military: Basis Now Is Laid for Mass Army, by Henry Judd

Negro Paper Attacks Stalinists for Treachery

Photo Finisher Writes In, from A Member of the Photo Employees’ Union

Where Does It Stop?


Vol. 6 No. 28, 13 July 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Lilbourn Project Croppers Win 30¢ Wage Scale

Prices Rise as OPA Hikes “Ceiling” on Vital Foods, by Susan Green

Life and Death of a Sharecropper

Negro Women Pickets Hit Jim Crow in War Industries, by Mary Bell

Steel Workers Face Fight on $1 Pay Boost

Oversight?

Ain’t It Tough?

Try This Order on Your Palate

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Ship Worker Writes on Local, from Riveter in LA Yard

The World at War

The Cairo Mentality

Yes, Freedom! by William Philip Simms in the New York World Telegram

The “Labor-Management Committees” – A Threat to Labor

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Race Hatred Emerges as Political Issue

Things Crazy and Not So Crazy ―, by Gertrude Shaw

General De Gaulle Gives His Program for France

Editorials

Economics: Basis Now Laid for Militarized Economy, by Henry Judd

By Their Words Shall Ye Know Them

These Newsstands Carry NI in Los Angeles

Announcement


Vol. 6 No. 29, 20 July 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

WLB Stalls Steel Workers Pay Boost

Auto Workers Union Threatens Rent Strike in Detroit Area!

Leaders Give Up Strikes – But Strikes Continue

You’re the One That’s Causing Inflation (cartoon), by Carlo

Southern Scab Shops Must Be Organized, by H. Allen

Henderson Orders Halt at SE Missouri Cropper Confab

More Merchants of Death: Charges Scrap Rubber Is Bonanza for Profiteers

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

San Pedro Shipyard Local Pressured into Retreat

St. Louis MOW Committee Sets Real Example in Fight Against Jim Crow

The World at War

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Press Action

Announcement

The Facts Speak Clearly: Socialism Points the Way to Progress! by Gertrude Shaw

Akron Incident Proves Need of Labor Solidarity, by Mary Bell

Randolph Reports: “President and Government Have Failed Us”, by Ria Stone

Editorials

China: Is U.S. a Friend of Chinese People? by Henry Judd

Anti-Semitism in Polish Army


Vol. 6 No. 30, 27 July 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

WLB Steel Decree Is Slap at Labor! by David Coolidge

N.Y. Herald Tribune on Little Steel

Visibility, Unlimited (cartoon), by Carlo

Profiteers Pocket Huge Swag in Phony ‘Commission Fees’ Through ‘In’ in Washington, by Peter Daniels

Unemployed on Increase in New York

An Editorial

UAW Loses to AFL Union in Buffalo Curtiss Election

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Picketing Forces Conference on Jobs for Negro Women, by Mary Bell

Porter Postpones Conference on New Repair Agreement for Local 9 Ship Workers

Goodrich Men Turn Thumbs Down on Labor-Management Committee

Conference Sees Jobless Growing in New York City, by Peter Daniels

Dubliners Protest Clothes Rationing

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Workers, Decide Which Is Right ―

Things Crazy and Not So Crazy ―, by Gertrude Shaw

Puerto Rico: 44 Years of U.S. Rule, by William Brad

And HE Wants to Defend India!

A Note to Henry Wallace

These Newsstands Carry NI in Los Angeles

India’s People Still Demand Freedom! by H.J.

Editorials

Strategy: Is America Developing Strategy for War? by Henry Judd

Quits SWP, Joins WP

Not So Dangerous That They Can’t Pick Fruit


Vol. 6 No. 31, 3 August 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

UAW Workers, Take the Lead!

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Rank and File Teamsters Halt St. Louis Trucks in Two-Day Strike, by Roy Gould

Organization of Small Shops Vital Job for UAW, by A. Findley

Election in Goodyear Aircraft Holds Key to Local 856’s Future

Press Action

What Steel Moguls Got

These Newsstands Carry the NI in Los Angeles

Is This What Union Leaders Are For? Is This What Union Editors Are For? by Harold Lavine, from PM

Aircraft Workers Want a Wage Raise! by H. Allen

Union Men! This Man Is a Vicious Enemy of Labor! by Gertrude Shaw

Editorials

Douglas Drive Injects New Life into Los Angeles UAW

UAW Wins Buick Vote

In Next Issue


Vol. 6 No. 32, 10 August 1942
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interests of Labor
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Unite the Labor Movement to Smash the Boss Offensive!

UAW Delegates Ask Militant Policy

Something Wrong Here!

Help Us Protect Our Way of Life! (cartoon), by Carlo

Grand Jury Finds Lynching Legal, by Roy Gould

Company Seeks to End Shipyard Local 9 Hiring Hall

‘Socialism’ in England

A Correction

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Jim Crow Menaces White as Well as Negro Labor, by Ria Stone

The World at War

Goodyear Truck Tire Builders Act to Defend Six-Hour Day

These Newsstands Carry the NI in Los Angeles

Can the Boss System Plan Production? by Susan Green

WLB Leaves Labor Holding the Bag, by H. Allen

They Call It “Equality of Sacrifice”, by Mike Stevens

Have You Read July Issue of New Internat’l?

No Thanks, Mr. Connally!

[Quotes]

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Editorials

Latin America: How Is Good Neighbor Policy Working Out? by Henry Judd

Why the Defeats in Russia?

[News Items]

Don’t Be a Hog!


Vol. 6 No. 33, 17 August 1942
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interests of Labor
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Stand by the People of India! Workers Party Statement

Hands off India, by Henry Judd

Europe in Revolt

Watch Congress on Taxes, by John Berne

The World at War

In the Bronx Buy Labor Action and N.I. at ―

Democracy – Duke of Windsor Style

Press Action

‘Inquilab Zindabad!’ by Darrell Berrigan, from PM

Rank and File Delegates Seek to Halt UAW Plunge into Retreat – But Union Officialdom Triumphs over Leaderless Opposition, by David Coolidge

Eight Months Since Pearl Harbor Prove Anarchy of Boss System, by E. Vaughan

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

These Newsstands Carry the NI in Los Angeles

Editorials

Argentina: Why Does It Refuse to Break with Axis? by Henry Judd

Halt Retreat in Local 9

Joins the Workers Party

Trackmen Strike Pa.R.R., by Ria Stone

You Can Buy Labor Action in Harlem at ―


Vol. 6 No. 34, 24 August 1942
Labor Action
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Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

There Is No Compromise on India’s Demand for Immediate Independence, by Henry Judd

Wage Stabilization Means Lower Wages, by John Berne

UE Convention Quits Indianapolis

An Editorial

Has Standard Oil Key Men on Government Boards? by Daniel Sachs

Some Further Observations on the UAW Convention, by David Coolidge

Randolph Promises March on Washington, by Roy Gould

Scab Contracts and Priorities Swell Jobless, by H. Allen

These Newsstands Carry NI in Los Angeles

Trotsky Taught Independent Class Action, by Max Shachtman

The Way of Trotsky or the Way of the Atlantic Charter? by William Brad

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

$42.79 an Hour Raise

Wanted! Wanted!

Editorials

Meeting Backs India Struggle

The Axis: Dispatch Reveals World Strategy, by Henry Judd

Akron Labor on Alert, by Gerald McDermott

A Lesson on Incentives


Vol. 6 No. 35, 31 August 1942
Labor Action
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Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Censorship Hides News on India

Price Chief Predicts 30% Rise in Cost of Food

‘How Does He Do It on a Dollar a Year? (cartoon), by Carlo

New Mob Terror in Sikeston, Mo., by Roy Gould

ALP Circus Antics Show Need of an Independent Party of Labor, by Susan Green

Power Monopolies Bar Cut in Light Bill, by John Berne

Bosses and WLB Deny Electric Workers 10¢ Increase, by H. Allen

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Panchelly, Woodworth and Brown Are Freed, by C.T. Wolf

4-Day Strike in General Tire, by Gerald McDermott

Local 9 Is Still Waiting for Repair Conference

Penn. R.R. Locks Out Strikers

You Can Buy Labor Action in Harlem at —

Minneapolis Defendants File Appeal

Don’t Be a Hog!

Wanted! Wanted!

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Press Action

Shipyard Workers

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Behind the Murray-Lewis Dispute, by Mike Stevens

Tax Dodgers Want a 10% Sales Tax —, by David Coolidge

Puerto Ricans Want Independence, by William Brad

This Is Your Paper ―

Editorials

Out of the Night, Into the Fog, by Gertrude Shaw

F.D.R.: Are These His Post-War Plans? by Henry Judd

Mine Strike Hits Terrorism, by Ria Stone


Vol. 6 No. 36, 7 September 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

British Violence Against India’s People Continues, by Henry Judd

“Too-Poor-to-Pay” Hit by New Tax Proposals, by Susan Green

An Editorial

“Blues in the Night!” (cartoon), by Carlo

Navy Suppresses Facts on General Cable Profiteering Until Bayonne Strike Is Broken, by Gertrude Shaw

Lynn Shoe Workers Win Increase

Repudiate the Program of Capitulation

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

They Are an Advance-Guard of Native Fascism, by Peter Daniels

Poll Tax Issue Concerns Every Worker, by Ria Stone

In the Bronx Buy Labor Action at ―

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

And There Are Those Who Still Call ’Em “Reds”

Make Your Union Leaders Serve Labor, Not the Bosses! by H. Allen

Discrimination “Embarrassing”

$1-a-Year Men Helpß Steel Magnates, by John Berne

Don’t Be a Hog!

In 1927 the Truth Could Be Told

Editorials

War Bonds: Forced Savings in the Offing, by Henry Judd

This Is Your Paper ―

Wanted! Wanted!


Vol. 6 No. 37, 14 September 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

War “Equality”

Wage-Freezing Threat in Roosevelt Message

Trotsky Killer Sentenced by Mexican Court

MOW Announces Policy Conference, by Ria Stone

Don’t Be a Hog!

The Black Market: A Disease of the Profit System, by Harry Allen

Hindus and Moslems Are Friends, by Herbert L. Matthews, from New York Times

San Pedro Shipyard Local 9 Faces Fight with Company on Staggered Week Notice

Are the Allies Fighting Fascism? by William Brad

Life Goes on Undisturbed in Shanghai

Press Action

“Mission to Dominica” ...

Wanted! Wanted!

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Goodyear Locks Out Tire Workers Fighting to Keep Six-Hour Day, by Tony Carlyle

You Can Buy Labor Action in Harlem at ―

These Newsstands Carry the NI in Los Angeles

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Things Crazy and Not So Crazy, by Gertrude Shaw

Editorials

Workers Party Organizes Full-Time, Two Weeks School

Fourth Year: And the World War Goes On! by Henry Judd


Vol. 6 No. 38, 21 September 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

No Wage Freezing Here!

Labor’s Rights Menaced by Job, Wage Freeze

St. Louis MOW Marches at Jim Crow Co.

Washington Letter

Churchill Speech Inflames the Indian People

Convention Must End Policy of Appeasing Rubber Barons

A Page Devoted to the Shipyard Workers Convention ...

Killed or Wounded!

These Newsstands Carry the NI in Los Angeles

How Soviet Russia Beat Imperial Germany

Stalinists Try to Stop Labor Action Distribution at UE Convention

Stalinists at UERMW Convention Triumph over Unorganized Opposition from Ranks, by Mary Bell

Attention! Shipyard Workers!

Editorials

Diplomacy: Fascist Franco Gets a Gift from FDR, by R. Fahan

Dutch Workers Help Chinese Collect Unemployment Insurance from Nazis, by Europacus


Vol. 6 No. 39, 28 September 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

They Want to Freeze YOUR Wage Standards!

Bosses Try to Hide 400% Profit Rise!

General Says U.S. May Lose 3,000,000 Men in War

Help Us Preserve Our Way of Life! (cartoon), by Carlo

Ship Workers Meet in N.Y.

Fighting Jim Crow on the National Labor Front

“Everything Goes for Food and Rent!”

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Local 9 Shipyard Militants Ponder Next Step in Fight on Staggered Work Week

More Merchants of Death: American-British-German Combine Corners Plastics, by John Berne

Press Action

Set October 10 Aside – Labor Action’s Fall Frolic

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

They Know What It Is They Want

Where You Can Buy LA and NI in No. Philadelphia

How Soviet Russia Conquered Imperial Germany, by John Reed

Strike Figures Show That Labor in U.S. Is Ready to Fight for Its Union Rights, by Harry Allen

What Are Russian Workers Fighting For? by M.S.

Editorials

Henderson Prevents Action by Missouri Cotton Pickers

FDR’s Speech: A Step Toward Total War Regime, by Henry Judd

Militant Action Wins Negro Women Jobs in Akron Rubber Factories, by Mary Bell

Detroit Stand Now Carries Labor Action


Vol. 6 No. 40, October 5, 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Here Is Our Answer to Your Attack, Mr. John Green!

Independent Labor Action Vital to Labor’s Future

“Sh-h-h – You’re Disturbing National Unity!” (Cartoon), by Carlo

3-Day Strike Forces Alcoa Plan Action, by Gerald McDermott

British Violence Increases in India, by Henry Judd

Militant Shipyard Delegates Fight Staggered Week, by John Berne

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

British Sailors Strike California Crop Harvest

What India Thinks of Mr. Churchill

Hear Shachtman at N.Y. Meeting

[Keep Dates Open]

Brewster Stalls on New Pay Schedules

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Detroit Stand Now Carries Labor Action

District 50, UMW – A Vital Factor in the American Labor Movement, by Mike Stevens

How Soviet Russia Conquered Imperial Germany, by John Reed

War Labor Board Devises New Strike-Breaking Scheme, by Harry Allen


Vol. 6 No. 41, October 12, 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

FDR’s Program or Ours

New Housing Project, (cartoon), by Carlo

Boss Accounting Skirts Tax Laws, by John Berne

Facts You Should Know About Sperry Gyro Corporation

Workers Party Issues Statement on New York Elections

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

A Report on the Rubber Workers Convention

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Stalinist “Business as Usual”

How Soviet Russia Conquered Imperial Germany, by John Reed

Editorials

1943 – Year of the Second Front? by Henry Judd

Reactionary Publisher Attacks British Trotskyist Newspaper

Advertising Latest Gravy in Cost-Plus Set-up


Vol. 6 No. 42, October 19, 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Senate Tax Bill Soaks the Poor!

OPA Order Lifts Price Ceiling on Hundreds of Items!

An Editorial

“Boom Times” (cartoon), by Carlo

“Alien” Seamen Hounded

Six-Hour Day in Rubber War Casualty, by Mary Bell

UMW Convention Votes to Withdraw from CIO, by David Coolidge

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Shipyard Local 9 Militants Resist Stalinist Move

What Is Happening to Civil Liberties in the United States? by Harry Allen

Superman! from British New Leader

Department of Agriculture Wins a Big “Victory”!

McCormick-Patterson Newspaper Chain Tries to Sell Soldiers a Reactionary Bill of Goods

It Was a Long, Long Time Ago

Ceylon Socialists Address Letter to British Workers in Uniform

Pamphlet on India to Be Published by Workers Party

Press Action

“The Democratic and Just Way”

Labor Action on Detroit Stand

Editorials

Second Front? (cartoon)

India: Is America Set to Intervene? by Henry Judd

Basis of Jewish Question, by Susan Green


Vol. 6 No. 43, October 26, 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Admiral Land Tells Bankers Ass’n He Wants “Union Organizers Shot”!

The Blitz on the Home Front (cartoon), by Carlo

CIO Protests Hitlerite Report on Mexicans, by G. Ordo

War Bill

Three Mississippi Negroes Lynched, by R. Craine

Who Is Behind Conspiracy to Suppress Labor Action, by Max Shachtman

Europe in Revolt

Says Sperry Workers Ought to Back UERMW, from Sperry Worker

Radio Stations Cancel Broadcast by Consumers Coop. League

Gates Speaks on Elections

Pamphlet on India to Be Published by Workers Party

California State CIO Convention, Meets, Talks, Does Nothing, Adjourns

Press Action

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Buy Labor Action in Harlem at ―

Interracial Club Holds Forum on Politics and Jobs

Some News and Comment on the Election Campaign, by Susan Green

A Bottleneck on Technical Advance, by Wesley Everest

British Workers Get Wrong Steer

Editorials

British and Nazis Carry On Harmoniously in World Bank, by Sam Adams

Mr. Willkie: “I Speak as I Damned Please!” by Henry Judd

[Marceau Pivert Quote]

[Question & Answer]


Vol. 6 No. 44, November 2, 1942
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interests of Labor
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

An Editorial

Washington Experts Plan Harder Blow at Poor, by Gertrude Shaw

Navy Breaks Strike with Threat of Black-List

“Equality of Sacrifice” (cartoon), by Carlo

‘India Calm Only on Surface’

What Is the Meaning of UMW Decision on District 50’s Powers? by David Coolidge

Shipyard Local 9 Railroaded into Crass Sell-Out

What Are We Fighting the War For?

He Meant It, by William Chamberlain, from Common Sense

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

The News in Brief, by Everett Weston

Buy LA and NI in No. Philadelphia

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Buy Labor Action in Detroit

What Is Behind the Conspiracy to Suppress Labor Action, by Max Shachtman

The Sufferings and Sacrifices of the Rich in the War, by Labor Action’s Own Society Reporter

Editorials

What is the National City Bank Fighting For? by Wesley Everett

Propaganda – What America Says to the Axis World, by Henry Judd

Some News and Comments on the Election Campaign, by Susan Green

Talmadge Rides Again


Vol. 6 No. 45, November 9, 1942
Labor Action
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MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

An Editorial

McNutt Commission Asks New Dictatorial Powers

All Quiet on the Home Front! (cartoon), by Carlo

Mr. Boss Gets Tax “Relief”

Growth of Administrations Anti-Labor Policy

Stalin’s Strikebreakers in India, by Henry Judd

Next Week

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

A Report on Conditions in England: Working Class Grows More Restive, by A.A.B.

Portrait of Our War Leaders, from The New Republic

ILGWU Opens Canteen for Service Men

Heavenly Discourse, from British New Leader

Indian Diary

Bayuk Cigar Bars Negroes

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Press Action

Negroes May Pay Carfare ... But May Not Drive Buses

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Should Labor Have Supported Dean Alfange in the Elections? by M.S.

The Profit System – The Fly in Mr. Willkie’s Ointment, by Gertrude Shaw

The News in Brief Form

On the Twenty-Fifth Year of the Russian Revolution

“Democracy” at Work in Chicago

Are You a Subscriber?


Vol. 6 No. 46, November 16, 1942
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interests of Labor
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

The Housewife Gets Gypped on Food Prices, by Susan Green

U.S. Landings in North Africa Mark New Phase in War, by Sam Adams

Pie in the Sky! (cartoon), by Carlo

Anti-Semites Burn School House in N.Y., by William Garfield

How the New Corporation Taxes Work Out

Sharecroppers Attend Full-Time, Two Week School on Socialist Principles Organized by Workers Party, by Max Shachtman

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Local 9 Wants New Officials

The News in Brief, by Everett Weston

Read It and Weep!

Sperry Co. on Offensive Against Union Drive, by R. Torlone

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

India and the International Situation, by J.R. Johnson

‘Socialism’ Stalin Style

Growth of Administration’s Anti-Labor Policy

250 Hear Shachtman Speak on ‘Trail-Blazers of World Freedom’

Embattled Cocktail Lounges

Editorials

Leon Lesoil, by M.S.

The Elections: Workers Show Little Campaign Interest, by Henry Judd

Negro Beaten by N.Y. Cops


Vol. 6 No. 47, November 23, 1942
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interests of Labor
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Defend the 40-Hour Week!

Congress Filibuster Threatens to Kill Anti-Poll Tax Bill! by Susan Green

Nine Lessons of North African Invasion, by Max Shachtman

Sit Down Wins Pay Raise for Sperry Workers, by W. Cliff

Political Questions Dominate Floor at Boston CIO Convention, by David Coolidge

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Sell-Out Clique Seeks to Capture Ship Local 9

Sparks in the News, by Everett Weston

Bulletin

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The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

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Municipal Ownership of Utilities – What Should Labor’s Attitude Be? by Harry Allen

Westbrook Pegler: Crusader for Reaction, by C.T. Robbins

Plan to Boycott Jim Crow Bus Line

Editorials

Sir Beveridge’s Post-War Paradise: $1.75 a Week for a Child, by John Berne

Africa: On the ‘Diplomacy’ of the Invasion, by Henry Judd

Peonage Discovered in South, by R. Craine


Vol. 6 No. 48, November 30, 1942
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interests of Labor
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Senate Upholds Poll Pax! by Susan Green

Post-Office Department Dictators Bar Mailing of Labor Newspaper, by Henry Judd

On How Corporation Taxes Work

Arizona’s Big Cotton Kings Strike Against Paying 30¢-an-Hour Wage, by R. Craine

Shipyard Union GEB Seeks to Suspend Local 9

25 Cents Will Bring

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Sparks in the News, by Everett Weston

The American Legion: It Was Organized to Preserve Capitalism, by H. Allen

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Nine Lessons of North African Invasion, by Max Shachtman

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Editorials

Imperialism: How Does This Term Apply to the War? by Henry Judd

Southern Justice Not Color Blind

WDL Banquet Honors John Finerty

Press Action

Well, Maybe! from New York Post

Thanksgiving Cheer


Vol. 6 No. 49, December 7, 1942
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interests of Labor
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Boss Stooges Attack Overtime Pay! by Gertrude Shaw

Pollard Gets Dictatorial Whiphand over Local 9

An Editorial

Equal Pay is a “MUST”, Not a “MAYBE”, by John Berne

L.A.’s Article on Sperry Sit-down Goes Over Big in Many Plants, by W. Cliff

Post Office Continues Autocratic, Unexplained Suppression of Militant

State Cop Kills Negro – Goes Free!

Negro Subjects Segregation in Army Units to Legal Test

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

The American Legion: As Labor-Baiters, They’re 100 Per-Centers, by Harry Allen

Sparks in the News, by Everett Weston

25 Cents Will Bring

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The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Press Action

India and Its Relation to the Conduct of the War, by J.R. Johnson

Mock Trial at CDRC Affair

Editorials

C.P. Attacks Labor Action, Issues Leaflet at Brewster, by D.C.

Food: Its Use will Be a Major Weapon, by Henry Judd

Washington Letter

Get Set for Big Night Xmas Eve


Vol. 6 No. 50, December 14, 1942
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interests of Labor
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

For a Genuine $25,000 Limit on ALL Income, by John Berne

McNutt Gets Dictatorial Power over Manpower

Post Office Again Hits Freedom of Labor Press

“Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!” (cartoon), by Carlo

EXTRA! OPA Keeps Prices Down – But Not Prices of Food and Clothing, by Susan Green

Local 9 Elections “Indefinitely Postponed”

Bulletin on UAW Conference!

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Sparks in the News, by Everett Weston

Australian Unionists Hit Jim Crow

Judge Denies Writ in Lynn Case

Bell Local Opposes Dues Rise, by Robert Mason

Ask Freedom for Negro Teamster!

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The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

The American Legion: It Is an Anti-Labor, Reactionary Organization, by Harry Allen

Los Angeles Police Harass Mexican Boys Without Reason

On the Role of the Indian Ruling Class, by J.R. Johnson

Social Progress in England ..., by Raymond Daniell, from New York Times

Coolidge Lecture Concludes 1942 LA Forum Series

Not a Democrat in a Carload!

Editorials

India: Judd Pamphlet a Reading MUST, by Reva Craine

Eats With Negro; Is Fined $50

No Comment, from New York Times


Vol. 6 No. 51, December 21, 1942
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interests of Labor
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

An Editorial

UAW Locals Initiate Move to End No-Strike Pledge

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

Business and North Africa, from New York Times

WMC Order Freezes Detroit Jobs

Europe in Revolt, by Europacus

Railroad Profits Climb High, by Harry Allen

Sparks in the News, by Everett Weston

Protest Jim Crow in Detroit Phone Company

Challenges “King Can Do No Wrong” State Immunity

UE Victory Seen in Sperry NLRB Election, December 22

Press Action

Post Office Releases Militant – But Protest on Ban Still in Order

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

Pearl Buck and the “War for Freedom”, by Gertrude Shaw

Churchill 𔆇 The Democrat, by Rt. Hon. Dr. Jayakar, from Calcutta Modern Review

Start Campaign to Force LARY to Hire Negroes

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Editorials

Crisis in the ‘Arsenal of Democracy’! (cartoon), by Carlo

England: Strike Actions Led by Shop Stewards, by Sylvia Merrill

On the Case of Jan Valtin

Union Jolts Ford Motor Co. on Jim Crow Hiring Policy


Volume 6, No. 52 December 28, 1942
Labor Action
A Paper in the Interests of Labor
Published weekly by the Labor Action Publishing Company in New York City

MANAGING EDITOR:
Emanuel Garrett

Post Office Launches Attack on Labor Action’s Rights

Record of Last Congress Proves That Labor Party Is Needed, by Victor Segundo

An Editorial

Progress of the ‘Four Freedoms’ (cartoon), by Carlo

For Price Control and Rationing by Worker-Farmer Committees, by Susan Green

Here’s a Real Union Program!

Food Squeeze Grows – 1943 to Be Worse

Brewster Shop Action Hits Company and WLB Stalling

Europe in Revolt

FEPC Accomplishes Little, by Harry Allen

Sparks in the News, by Everett Weston

Pity the Poor Poll-Tax Bigot!

UE Wins Sperry NLRB Election

Sensational

The Readers of Labor Action Take the Floor ...

Of Special Interest to Women, by Susan Green

From Coast to Coast Workers Are Striking for Redress of Grievances, by John Berne

Paul McNutt, His Record and His Job, by Everett Weston

A Brief Outline of Indian Economy, by J.R. Johnson

Editorials

New York City’s Transit Workers Face a Stiff Fight

Japan: How Its Workers and Farmers Live, by Sylvia Merrill

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