National Affairs: Titans' Tempers

General Motors and the United Automobile Workers were off to a bad start in their wage negotiations. Both titans sat down suspiciously at the conference table. Newsmen, barred from the room at company insistence, could hear U.A.W.'s red-headed Walter Reuther in a long, haranguing monologue, guessed that company representatives were listening in stony silence.

Unable to get much sympathy in the tense atmosphere of the conference room, both sides took their case to the public. Walter Reuther called a press meeting, re-delivered his speech:

¶ The union needs a 30% pay rise to...

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