Letters, Jan. 10, 1972

What's Wrong with the Country

Sir / In your answers to questions about Phase II [Dec. 20] you say that a 10% pay raise might be awarded to secretaries while a 1 % increase is given to cleaning women, as long as the raises do not add up to more than 5.5% for a whole company, department or labor union.

This is what is wrong with the country today: the idea that the small increase should go to the little people while the bigger increases should go to people who are already getting much more. The whole thing is unfair. Percentage increases...

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