LABOR: What's There to Celebrate?

It was 2:15 in the morning of the 100th day when the name-calling and table-pounding died away in Detroit's Sheraton Hotel. It should have been a time for rejoicing, for Walter Reuther's C.I.O. United Automobile Workers and the Chrysler Corp. had finally settled the second longest and the second costliest strike in the U.S. automotive industry.* But everyone was still too mad to cheer.

No Posing. Hollow-eyed and weary from weeks of bickering, the U.A.W. and Chrysler negotiators pointedly avoided the amenities which usually accompany the end of a labor-management battle. They held separate press conferences to announce the outcome....