LABOR: Fight for the Annual Wage

The battle lines formed last week for the greatest labor-management struggle in years. The issue was the guaranteed annual wage, a proposition to which C.I.O. President Walter Reuther said that his auto workers are "irrevocably committed." The auto industry is just as strongly opposed—at least to Reuther's plan.

With new wage negotiations only two months off, the war of nerves is already underway. Wildcat strikes and work stoppages plague the auto industry. A rumor, apparently planted by the union, that both G.M. and Ford would settle for some sort of guaranteed annual wage...

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