Scene 1* Cab drivers attend a meeting to consider striking but are discouraged by the union leader, who tries to convince them that they will fail. * The union leader encourages the workers to have confidence in the new president, who is very supportive of the workers. * Workers who object to the union leader's opinion are intimidated and called "reds." * Workers call for Lefty, the worker committee chairman; since he is not available they ask for someone from the committee. * A worker from the audience comes forward and refutes the union leader's accusations of being a "red." * Having received an injury in the war, the worker suggests striking.
Scene 2* Joe arrives home to find that the furniture has been repossessed and his wife, Edna, is very upset. * Edna expresses concerns about Joe's falling income and the effect it is having on the care and health of their children. * Joe expresses...
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