LABOR: Art of Negotiation I

The new Ford may or may not be a better car than the new Chevrolet, but there was evidence last week that the new Ford labor policy was much smarter than General Motors'.

While Ford's negotiations with the United Automobile Workers were characterized by the giving of bouquets, G.M. and the U.A.W. were still throwing brickbats harder than ever.

It was true that G.M. was on a hotter spot than Ford, put there by the U.A.W. strategy, which had singled it out as the first target to strike. But as the G.M. strike entered its fifth week and the language on...