Spain: Coming Alive

A curious thing happened in Madrid. To promote their demands for higher pay, 3,000 telephone-equipment workers took to the streets on New Year's Eve and started marching toward the center of town. Police headed them off and arrested six leaders of the march. Then an even more curious thing happened. Last week the workers staged a sitdown strike to protest the arrests—and won. Before the strike was five hours old, the police, at the behest of the Labor Ministry, dropped charges against all six labor leaders and released them.

Sting Removed. The strike in Madrid was not an isolated case....

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