LABOR: Peace & Good Will

Minutes after Steelworkers' President Dave McDonald and U.S. Steel Vice President John A. Stephens flagged an end to the 27-day steel strike one day last week, reporters were called into their negotiating room in Manhattan's Roosevelt Hotel to hear the news. Said McDonald: no "battle" had been involved in the on-and-off-again negotiations. "This has not been a class struggle. We are just partners who tried to arrive at an understanding."

Delivered with McDonald's best executive-suite air (TIME, July 9), the remark was nonetheless a valid summary of the strike in the nation's...

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