National Affairs: To the Well Again

The railroaders and the striking longshoremen—who seemed near a settlement this week—were just about the last of the big unions still haggling over their 1948 wage boosts. The rest of labor seemed ready to go to the well again. Arriving in Portland, Ore. for the C.I.O. convention, the United Automobile Workers' President Walter Reuther lowered the first bucket.

Already assured of a 3¢-an-hour increase from his cost-of-living contract with General Motors, Walter Reuther made it plain that he would not be satisfied with any such driblets. Said he: "We're talking already about a fourth round. If you haven't heard about it...

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