Business: Spreading Rubber

Time was when Pittsburgh was the U. S. steel town, Detroit the automobile town, Akron the rubber town. But the improvement to transportation facilities has led to a general decentralizing of U. S. industries. Incidentally, the process has been hard on Labor. Nowhere is this more evident than in Akron, which last week witnessed a Grade A case in point: In a blunt manifesto to the United Rubber Workers Union, B. F. Goodrich Co. announced that its workers would have to accept 13% to 18% wage cuts or else Goodrich would pull another...

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