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...

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