Autos: Settlement at Ford

By Detroit bargaining-table tradition, negotiators start talking in private only after they are ready to clam up in public. So it was not until two weeks ago, soon after United Auto Workers Boss Walter Reuther got in his last loud licks at a Detroit rally called to beef up the U.A.W.'s Ford strike fund, that the two sides declared a blackout on negotiation news. Last week the red headed union leader emerged from the blackout with a settlement that, he declared, was the "largest ever negotiated by the U.A.W. with any major corporation."...

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