PHASE II: Calmer Waters

When the Pay Board in March cut back the wage increase that West Coast dock workers had won, four of the five labor members stomped off the board, and the dockers threatened to strike. Last week the board took on the East and Gulf Coast longshoremen. It ordered slashes, reducing the first-year increase from 70¢ to 55¢. Labor chiefs were quiet, and there was little strike talk among the rank and file. Said Anthony Piccavillo, a checker on Manhattan's East River: "We should have gotten the full raise, but I wouldn't want...

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