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Harry was moving from being friendly to being
distant to being somewhat, not opposed in principle to unions but
sort of opposed in practice to the particular situation that we were
facing. But he never got that involved in those kind of issues.
Then right after the War, the-
You were saying then came the War.
Then came the war. And of course, in the War we
had to abide by all the rules and regulations that applied to
everything, including unions, which I think included checkoff and one
other thing, closed shop, not closed shop but union shop, which we
were very much opposed to. After the War in the negotiations, the
unions, as usual, was demanding more of this, more of that and we
were trying to get out of union shop because union shop gave them
considerable power, mainly in good part financial power. Nobody
could get out of the Union. They would have to go on paying dues.
We had some very, very tough negotiations that came very
close--well, they had strike votes and so on, so on. And we came
very close to a strike over our demand to get rid of the union shop,
their demands, not only for the union shop, but for the checkoff and
everything else. And underlying it all was the matter of the
Communist infiltration of the Guild.
This continued to be the view of the Guild post-War?
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