National Affairs: Sheep, Goats

Last year an ill-conceived strike threw 50,000 Chrysler Corp. employes out of work from Oct. 6 to Nov. 29. Not all were strikers: 27,000 were idle because the plants where they had worked could not get automobile parts. Question for Michigan's Unemployment Compensation Commission: were State unemployment benefits due the whole 50,000?

No, ruled the commission. The workers' C. I. O. union appealed. Referee Charles Rubinoff in Detroit last week divided the 50,000 into deserving sheep, undeserving goats. He decreed that the 27,000 nonstriking but idle sheep had no "direct interest" in the strike,...

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