Friday, September 12, 2014

Wilmington, N.C., At War-- Part 2: All Together Now

MARCH 17, 1942: An editorial on page one of the Wilmington Star called for an absolute 40-hour work week during the duration of the war with around-the-clock production and no overtime.

Another story reported U.S. officials calling for a 6% cap on profits made on defense contracts and voiding all labor contracts during the war.

All for the war effort.  And, Wilmington with all its war industries, especially the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company was one of the biggest industrial centers of that effort.  Then, there were all the military personnel in and around the city.

--GreGen

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