THE ECONOMY: We Got to Back It Up

I WILL SUPPORT MY UNION, proclaimed red and white buttons displayed by workers in steel mills across the U.S. last week. It seemed certain that when the 600,000 United Steelworkers vote in a Taft-Hartley election a fortnight hence on whether to accept management's "last offer," the answer will be an overwhelming no. Steelworkers are in wide agreement with the union contention that steel management, in its demand for the right to change plant work practices, is out to bust the union. "We can't go against our union," explained Andrew Szocka, electrician at...