10 AN HOUR: The Probable Steel Settlement

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To clear the fog of conflicting claims surrounding the steel negotiations, President Eisenhower last week considered having the Government prepare its own "impartial" statistics for the public's guidance. But the Labor Department and other Government agencies quickly let it be known that they wanted no part of the job. Reason: they know that even statistics on such an apparently simple factor as productivity are open to wide interpretation. No matter what figures the Government settled on, federal economists feel, they would favor one side or the other, add heat rather than light to the debate between management and...

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