LABOR: Feeling No Pane

Founded in 1878, one of the oldest, happiest of unions is the A.F.of L. union of glass workers. Happy too are their employers, who declare that the industry has not had a general strike since before the turn of the Century. One day this summer, over a month ago, 60 workers, 60 bosses representing their respective sides sat down in Atlantic City to iron out certain disputes.

Up for discussion, among other matters, was an industry-wide wage boost, to include all the nation's 27,000 unionized makers of tableware, lighting fixtures, tubing, lenses—from the...

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