National Affairs: Skirmishes

New York's LaGuardia Airport had the kind of strike that makes the bystanding public tear its hair out by handfuls.

Maintenance workers walked out of American Airlines hangars, set up picket lines, had a brief clash with police, soon were joined by sympathy strikers in the American Airlines shops in Chicago and Detroit. For a full day American Airlines had to abandon its 24 flights in & out of Chicago and 22 other flights in & out of Detroit.

If the Chicago and Detroit workers knew what they were striking about, they knew more than the public. Newsmen, trying to thread through...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!