LABOR: The Solid Gold Teamsters

For most prospective automobile buyers, the major difficulty involved in buying a Cadillac is the financing. Last week in New York City, a town where herds of Cadillacs prowl the canyons of the upper East Side, it was hard even for those with the asking price ($3,881.71 to $6,285.96) to buy a new Caddie. In five Cadillac agencies, 84 automobile salesmen (95% the sales force) were on strike. The strikers, all recently organized members of Local 917, Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers, A.F.L. have been averaging $1,400 a month in salaries and commissions, according to General Motors...

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