National Affairs: Tele-Mediation

One day last week in Minneapolis a party of men boarded a train for Washington. Some of the party were officials of the Minneapolis-Moline Power Implement Co., others were C.I.O. union representatives. The Mediation Board wanted to see them. Minneapolis-Moline, which employs 4,100 men, had defense contracts for structural steel and iron for airplane hangars. Since last December, management and union had been arguing over wage increases and other employe demands and getting nowhere. The union had finally filed notice of its intent to strike, and Minnesota's required 30-day "cooling off" period was almost up.

The train rolled eastward. The disputants drifted...

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!