FAECT stood firm, threatening to move the convention from the hotel if the black guest, an electrical engineer, was not treated with respect.
While it opposed the threat of growing fascism abroad, FAECT showed equal concern with the war's negative impact on social spending at home.
In October 1941, FAECT declared its aim "to organize the quarter million technical men in the US" to protect and advance their technical and professional standards.
In 1942, FAECT released an important publication, "Producing for Victory--A Labor Manual for Increasing War Production." Published by the CIO, it called upon President Roosevelt and the War Production Board to direct the mandatory creation of Labor-Management Committees in all defense plants.
The FAECT booklet focused on ways to increase productivity to strengthen the war effort: "...
The kind of cooperation envisioned by FAECT made employers very nervous, as did the unusual appointment of W.
In raising the issue of labor-management committees, the CIO unions, including FAECT, were asking essential questions.
In the late 1930s, FAECT member and respected industrial economist Dr.
A number of scientists had joined FAECT for economic, political, and ideological reasons.