LABOR: Threat Averted

Last week a large section of the automotive industry sighed with relief at the end of a situation which had threatened to disrupt its whole vast production line. In Detroit the week-old strike of Briggs Manufacturing Co.'s 6,000 employes (TIME, Feb. 6) was definitely broken, with some 4,000 old and new workers bringing production rapidly back to normal.

Lack of bodies, which Briggs makes for it, last fortnight caused Ford Motor Co. to shut down its assembly plants throughout the U. S. and in Windsor, Canada. Briggs makes bodies and stampings for several other...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!