Labor: Lend-Lease

For 15 years, Electrician Milan Cerkovich faithfully turned up for work at the Lockheed Aircraft plant in Burbank, Calif., and for 15 years, Lockheed faithfully gave him his paychecks. The checks are still coming—but Cerkovich is not. For the past two months, he has been driving 30 miles to work at the Hughes Tool Co. in Culver City. High treason? Not at all. Cerkovich and 41 other Lockheed employees are trying out a new program designed to help cure an occupational disease that is particularly prevalent in defense industries: mass hiring and...

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