Business: Snake Eyes

When two company supervisors at Westinghouse's big Lester (Pa.) jet engine Plant walked into the washroom one morning last fortnight they saw what looked like a clear-cut infraction of a long-standing company rule. Nine men were gathered about a crap game. They were immediately fired. But one of the nine, a gear fitter named Edgar Fulmer protested that he had merely dropped by the washroom, and had never touched the bones. Last week, when the plant supervisor refused to reinstate him, almost 7,000 Westinghouse workers waked out and stopped all production. This week...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!