The CNV and the CBTB functioned rather quickly as they had before and watched the number of members grow to exceed the prewar numbers.
A number of CBTB board members agreed with him in principle, but a more positive approach for taking the wind out of the sails of "threatening state socialism" was more desirable if only out of tactical considerations.
For him it was obvious: the CBTB had to "respond with every means at its disposal against these proposals that in every respect were mistaken.
Meanwhile, the CBTB, like many labor unions and other political and social organizations, was outlawed.
The Christian National Labor Union (CNV) bound workers together, the CBTB united the farmers and growers, and the patrons' association known as Boaz unified the employers.