LABOR: The Big Boycott

In April 1954, some 2,800 United Auto Workerswalked out of the Kohler Co. in Wisconsin, demanding higher pay and union powers that are more or less Standard throughout industry. In the 28 months since then, the strike has degenerated into the nation's oldest, ugliest major labor dispute, bringing vandalism, bloodshed and violence to the pretty beer-and-bockwurst city of Sheboygan (TIME, April 18, 1955). Unable to budge Kohler from its adamant stand, the U.A.W. is now moving the biggest boycott in U.S. Jiistory against the company. All over the land the U.A.W. is preaching to...

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