LABOR: The Picket

When the A.F.L.'s Automobile Mechanics Union began organizing auto dealers' mechanics in Chicago in 1939, Carl Petersen's Chevrolet agency balked. Two of his employees struck and began picketing. After two years of it, they got fed up and quit. The union kept picketing anyway, using Alexander Orr, a ruddy, rotund little Scottish bachelor and professional picket.

Last week, after twelve years of walking up & down outside Petersen's, 69-year-old picket Orr's tour of duty finally came to an end. Dealer Petersen agreed to go along with an agreement signed by the Chevrolet...

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