Labor in Wartime

July 20, 1940

Report Outline
Labor in the National Deffense Program
Industrial Relations During the World War
Wages and Hours Under War Conditions
Mobilization of Labor for Defense

Labor in the National Deffense Program

Special Vocational Training Plans

Plans to assure an adequate labor supply for American rearmament are now being prepared by the National Defense Advisory Commission on a scale which could readily be expanded to meet the needs of actual war. The following steps have been taken to date:

Sidney Hillman, member of the Commission in charge of labor matters, on July 2 appointed a Labor Policy Advisory Committee consisting of 16 representatives of both C. I. O. and A. F. of L. unions. This committee will endeavor to obtain the cooperation of both major labor organizations in the defense program.

The Social Security Board has completed a detailed analysis of the 5,100,000 job seekers registered with state employment offices to determine the available supply of skilled labor for defense industries.

ISSUE TRACKER for Related Reports
United States During World War II
Mar. 13, 1945  The Nation's Health
Aug. 14, 1943  Quality Labeling
Aug. 06, 1943  Voting in 1944
Jul. 27, 1943  Civilian Production in a War Economy
Mar. 08, 1943  Labor Turnover and Absenteeism
Nov. 06, 1942  War Contracts and Profit Limitation
Oct. 10, 1942  Control of Manpower
Aug. 14, 1942  Soldiers and Politics
Jul. 16, 1942  Reduction of Non-War Government Spending
Jul. 08, 1942  Education for War Needs
Jun. 20, 1942  Roll Calls in 1942 Campaign
Jun. 12, 1942  War Shipping and Shipbuilding
Apr. 30, 1942  Forced Evacuations
Apr. 21, 1942  Politics in Wartime
Apr. 14, 1942  Agricultural Import Shortages
Feb. 10, 1942  Disease in Wartime
Jan. 12, 1942  Wartime Rationing
Jun. 19, 1941  Sabotage
Dec. 13, 1940  Shipping and the War
Oct. 24, 1940  Price Control in Wartime
Jul. 20, 1940  Labor in Wartime
Oct. 05, 1937  Alien Political Agitation in the United States
General Defense and National Security
General Employment and Labor