MANAGEMENT: Talk & Understand

The Colorado Fuel and Iron Corp once Rockefeller-controlled, has repeatedly made U.S. labor history. The blackest page was the "Ludlow Massacre" in 1914 when company police and state militia set fare to a tent city of striking workers killing 33. The nationwide uproar forced the company to change its labor policy set up a company union.

In 1941, the C.I.O. Steelworkers Union came in—after a two-year struggle—and in 1944 the Rockefellers sold out to Manhattan's Allen & Co., investment brokers. By 1946, C. F. & I. had a new president husky, Republic...

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