Business: LABOR'S OPENING FIGHT FOR HIGHER WAGES

UNITED STATES labor leaders have declared war on the Nixon Administration's anti-inflation wage strategy, and the first big battle is the strike against General Electric Co. Last week a dozen unions representing 147,000 G.E. workers banded together and struck the company's 280 plants in 33 states. It was the first nationwide strike against G.E. since 1946. There was some violence on the picket lines as union men scuffled with police.

In the Alice in Wonderland logic of inflation fighting, the Administration's policymakers welcomed the confrontation. They feel that a tighter economy will force lower wage settlements. President Nixon says that he wants...

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