Labor: Playing the Patsy

Though the 1967 baseball season got under way last week — with President Johnson tossing out no fewer than three balls at Washington's D.C. Stadium to make it official — the cry of "Strike!" meant considerably more to most Americans than a waist-high pitch right over the plate. It meant wildcat walkouts by Teamsters and a retaliatory lockout by employers that held up two-thirds of the nation's truck-borne freight. It meant Huntley without Brinkley, at least until the 13-day TV-radio strike was settled. It meant the prospect of a newspaperless New York City for the fourth time in four...

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