LABOR: Beck's Bad Boys

One of the most stubborn strikes in a city with a long history of labor unrest entered its fourth month. Eying each other across a widening void were the managements of five of Pittsburgh's biggest department stores and 1,700 members of two A.F.L. Teamsters Union locals.

The Teamsters in the picket lines had done well at the department stores involved—Kaufmann's, Home's, Gimbels, Frank & Seder's and Rosenbaum's. Their pay, $2.122 an hour, was at or near the Teamsters' national top, and they enjoyed two featherbedding privileges unmatched in. the U.S. The stores...

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