Labor: An Angry Public

Compulsory arbitration is one device which labor and management, whatever their other disagreements, are united in opposing. But last week Labor Secretary Willard Wirtz (who also doesn't like the idea much) warned both sides that if the present labor crisis does not soon end. the U.S. public might demand compulsory-arbitration laws.

Both labor and management have been playing "brinksmanship." Wirtz told the National Academy of Arbitrators, and "neither the traditional collectivebargaining procedures nor the present labor-dispute laws are working to the public's satisfaction, at least so far as major labor controversies are concerned."

Wirtz compared the current era of labor-management crisis*...

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