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Religious Leaders Study Union Labor Problem

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

An investigation of the relative merits of company unions and the American Federation of Labor will be made by the Social Justice Commission of the Central Conference of American Rabbi and the Research Department of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, with the probable cooperation of the Social Actions Department of the National Catholic Welfare Council.

Announcement to this effect was made by Rabbi Edward L. Israel, of the Har Sinai Temple, in an address before the Baltimore Federation of Labor. Dr. Israel is chairman of the Social Justice Commission of the Conference of Rabbis.

A hosiery manufacturing company in Indianapolis, Ind., will be used as a laboratory for the study of conditions in a mill operated on a company or independent union basis. A Philadelphia company, in which the employes are members of the American Federation of Labor, will then be examined.

The investigation conducted by the three religious groups into the workings of the United States Steel Corporation is widely credited with having brought about the eight-hour day in the steel industry.

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