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at such and such a price. Between the automobile industry and the cotton textile industry there were contracts of that sort for upholstery materials. I remember plainly because that entered very seriously into the cotton textile industry. It was one of the big new outlets for the cotton textile industry.

The Auto-Lite Company was one of the parts suppliers. These struggling organizing strikes that were going on in the industry would have as a grievance the fact that although their wages in their plant were good, the parts suppliers beat down the price by furnishing parts more cheaply than they could be made in the factory, and that certain automobile factories were giving out more work to the parts suppliers than they had previously in an effort to keep the price lower since their-own workmen got higher wages. There was an extreme grievance among the metal polishers because they traditionally had gotten a high wage and were a craft which worked in many industries. They attempted to impose upon the automobile industry their standard metal polisher's wage. The automobile industry, at least some part of it - I think Chrysler in this case said, “No, it's much too high. I'm not going to pay wages like that. I don't pay wages like that for these more skilled jobs. There's nothing to metal polishing and I won't pay it.” They then moved to either buy

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