Labor: A Course Apart

New York City's hapless Democratic Mayor Robert Wagner tried, and failed. New York state's Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller tried, and made no visible progress. Then, on the day after he was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Labor, longtime Union Lawyer Arthur Goldberg flew to Manhattan to make his own effort toward ending the railroad-tugboat strike that had stranded some 100,000 commuters and stalled railroad travel as far west as Chicago. After 14 hours behind closed doors with union and management negotiators, Goldberg emerged triumphant—and next day the trains began to...

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