The news from Detroit is bad this summer. Few people across the country realize how bad it is. Wildcat strikes and slowdowns, material shortages and poor planning at the top have cut into Detroit’s productions of war weapons. Detroit’s workers, led by the lusty U.A.W. seem to hate and suspect their bosses more than ever. Detroit’s manufacturers, who are the world’s best producers, have made a failure of their labor relations. And the government, which is asking Detroit to produce more and more, is divided within itself on how to get the most production.
For the full article, see “Detroit is Dynamite”, Life, August 17, 1942, p.15 on.