LABOR: Capitalists' War

Commercial aviation's first big labor crisis (TIME, Oct. 28) was more exasperating than an adolescent quarrel. Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc., third largest U.S. airline, continued to thrash about on the ground last week with its striking pilots' union. Neither gawky T.W.A. nor the Air Line Pilots Association, the Little Lord Fauntleroy of the A.F.L., wanted to be first in hollering uncle.

A.L.P.A. President David Behncke stuck stubbornly to his wage demands. The pilots were asking four-figured annual salary increases for flying the bigger payloads of trickier, four-motored transports. T.W.A.'s President...

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