THE ADMINISTRATION: Deadlock & Compromise

In the week following the Ford and Chrysler wage settlements, not a single other important agreement was reached between labor and management. The steel strike entered its third week, the General Motors strike its third month.

Even so, there was no violence, hardly even a rise in tempers. In Pittsburgh, a judge issued an injunction limiting pickets at Carnegie-Illinois' Homestead plant to ten at each gate. The union protested, but obeyed. In Manhattan, Novelist Elizabeth Janeway (The Walsh Girls) formed a committee to raise funds for G.M. strikers, got $35,000 in three days from a heterogeneous list of contributors who agreed...

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