LABOR: Truce

On the West Coast, the aircraft carrier Philippine Sea, getting ready for Pacific duty, needed five motor-driven centrifugal pumps from New Jersey's strikebound Ingersoll-Rand Co. At noon one day last week, the Navy asked management and the union whether they couldn't get together long enough to deliver the pumps.

They could: by 4:30 that afternoon, the pumps were assembled, en route to the carrier. Then work halted again, and United Electrical Workers went back to their picket lines.


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