LABOR: After 115 Days

At least one strike was permanently settled last week. The C.I.O. United Electrical Workers got together with Westinghouse Electric Corp. 115 days after they had walked out. It was the longest major strike of the postwar period—two days longer than the autoworkers' against General Motors and almost twice as long as U.E.'s wage fight with General Electric Co. But Westinghouse's 75,000 workers, who lost about $73,830,000 in wages during the strike, won little, if anything more than their brothers and sisters who had struck other electrical companies. The general pay increase was...

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