LABOR: Model in Reverse

Labor's offensive against the Taft-Hartley Act hit Detroit. John L. Lewis had won one battle with a coal contract which had laid a few detours around the new law (TIME, July 21). Last week the C.I.O.'s lusty, restive United Automobile Workers opened up on the Ford Motor Co. U.A.W. made Ford a test case in a fight to get unions out from under any responsibility for wildcat strikes. U.A.W. wanted a clause in its contract specifically releasing the union from the law's provisions that unions may be held financially responsible in court...

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