LABOR: What Nobody Wanted

One day back from his vacation in southern California, President Eisenhower met the somber group of Cabinet members and aides who trooped into his White House office at 8 a.m. last week. Among them were Labor Secretary James Mitchell, Attorney General William Rogers, Treasury Secretary Robert Anderson, Commerce Secretary Frederick Mueller. All listened quietly while Mitchell reported some bad news to the President: labor and management had made no progress toward settling the longest nationwide steel strike in U.S. history. That left only one thing to do: President Eisenhower set into...

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