LABOR: Arbitration

The great maritime strike which had immobilized the nation's merchant fleet for 17 days (TIME, Sept. 23) ended last week. James L. Fly, onetime head of the Federal Communications Commission, acting as arbitrator, engineered this settlement of the complex wage dispute: ship owners would pay the unions exactly what they had demanded. Seamen, placated, went back to work. The ships moved again.


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