LABOR: New Target: September 30

The eleventh hour had passed; it was five minutes to twelve when the great maritime strike was called off. The outcome was expected (TIME, June 17); what was unexpected was the time it took to reach agreement.

Joe Curran, who had never really wanted a strike, was soon satisfied after Government spokesmen pushed a stack of chips to the middle of the table. The chips: for all seamen, a $17.50 flat monthly increase and overtime at $1 an hour. With normal overtime, now to begin after 48 hours instead of 56, this would...

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