Are Rail Wages High?

October 1938
New Republic;10/12/38, Vol. 96 Issue 1245, p257
Focuses on the claims made by the railroad management and railroad workers regarding average hourly wage rate in the United States. Propaganda of the management that the average hourly wage rate of the railroads on the higher side; Decision of the Railway Labor Executives' Committee to counter attack the propaganda; Statement by the workers that the average annual wage is $1,115; Publicity by the management that a reduction in wages would lead to increased employment; Addition in work for the railroads with the availability of money; Views that this step would lead to wage slavery, not employment; Formation of a committee by Franklin D. Roosevelt, the President of United States, to formulate the recommendations of the railroad problem.


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