Business: Mr. Avery Says No

To WLB, "union security"—maintenance of membership, voluntary checkoff, compulsory arbitration is the essential quid pro quo which the unions gave in agreeing not to strike.

To Montgomery Ward's rugged individualist president, Sewell Lee Avery, "maintenance of membership" (which provides that union members must resign from a union within 15 days, or remain members for the duration of a contract) is just the closed shop in sheep's clothing; nor does Mr. Avery see why the "deal" between WLB and the unions should necessarily be regarded as the law of the land.

Hence last week Montgomery...

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