LABOR: G.A.W. First Round

The battle for the guaranteed annual wage in the auto industry got off to a start last week in an atmosphere of small-town friendliness. Gone was the hostility that has occasionally marked the opening of contract negotiations between the C.I.O's United Automobile Workers and General Motors. As the bargaining teams gathered in a carpeted conference room of Detroit's massive G.M. Building, there were beaming smiles all around. On one side of the 20-ft. glass-topped table sat the 18-man auto workers' committee, led by Vice President Jack Livingston, 46, one of the founders of the U.A.W. and now respected as...

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