AVIATION: Strike Failure?

When 33,000 workers struck North American Aviation, Inc. about five weeks ago, planemakers expected that the final settlement would be a pattern for the industry. But the pattern that came clear last week was a big surprise; the C.I.O. United Auto Workers was losing a major strike.

Lines of pickets still shuffled by the gates of plants in Los Angeles, Fresno, Calif, and Columbus, Ohio. But the strikers were going back to work in growing numbers, despite the attempts of pickets to knock or kick dents in their cars. North American reported that 10,332 of the men were back on...

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