Newspapers: Right & Wrong

"Both sides have rejected my report," said Mediator Ted Kheel. "I must have done something right."

He had. His 30-page package of recommendations for settling the three-week-old New York newspaper strike had been turned down by the Newspaper Guild and the New York Times last week merely as a matter of strategy. Had either side said yes, the other side would have surely said no—hopeful that by further bargaining it might gain something beyond Kheel's suggested compromises. Once they had recorded their unwillingness to give way any more, though, both the weary antagonists...

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