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Heilbroner, 1952. Social Research 19(1):61-78

Labor Unrest in the British Nationalized Sector
Robert L. Heilbroner

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 19, No. 1 (Spring 1952): 61-78

EXCERPT: Against a background of voiced and unvoiced hopes, the experience of the first five years of British industrial nationalization is both sobering and instructive, far from achieving a smoothly working and peaceful social atmosphere, the nationalized mines and railroads and the semi-nationalized docks have undergone recurrent labor turmoil on a formidable scale. In the mines a rash of strikes has deprived British industry of at least a million tons of coal a year, and has twice erupted into stoppages of industry-shaking proportions. On the railroads and unresolved wage struggle between union and management has resulted in an atmosphere of labor tension so acute that government intervention has been needed to insure a continuation of railway services. And on the docks a regular cycle of violence has again and again brought such economic disruption that armed forces have reluctantly been employed to avert serious disaster...
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