Management: Barnyard Bargainer

Whatever else General Motors may lose to Walter Reuther at the bargaining table, it is almost certain not to lose its temper. G.M.'s corporate temper is kept in the strict but benevolent custody of Vice President Louis Goermer Seaton, 55, dean of the auto industry's labor negotiators and one of the most extraordinary adversaries a union leader ever faced.

Unlike the flint-hard company men often assigned to wrestle with labor, Detroit-born Lou Seaton possesses an easy geniality and a deep concern with the problems of the working stiff. As personnel chief for the world's biggest corporation, Seaton takes unconcealed pleasure...

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