Medicine: Mother Union

By the considered diagnosis of Chicago's Dr. Robert N. McMurry, disputes between labor and management are not so much social or political problems as psychological conflicts. Psychologist McMurry, a Freud disciple with a Vienna Ph.D., gets $125 an hour for giving advice on labor relations to companies manufacturing everything from automobiles to candy bars. Last week, after ten years' work with 180,000 employees of 127 companies, he summed up his findings: "Management has failed to be the kindly protective father, so the union has become the caressing mother who gets things from that stinker of a father."

Dr. McMurry is convinced that...

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