STATE OF BUSINESS: Back to Work

Barely three hours after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Taft-Hartley steel injunction (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), workers were on their way back to the mills. In Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago and other steel centers across the U.S., the millwrights, pipe fitters and laborers moved in to repair and start up the equipment that stood idle through the 116 days of the longest industry-wide steel strike in history. How long would it take for the steel industry to get back into full-scale operation?

U.S. Steel, Jones & Laughlin, Inland, Republic and most of the other...

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