LABOR: Merry in His Oldsmobile

As a test driver for South Bend's Studebaker Corp., Elmer Kovach spent his working days putting Studebakers through their paces. But in his off hours, Kovach preferred to drive a 1953 Oldsmobile. This preference soon got Kovach in trouble with fellow members of the United Auto Workers' (C.I.O.) Local 5 in the plant. One day last summer, two union stewards dropped by with a little advice. It might be a good idea, they said, to trade his Olds in on a Studebaker; the union had decided workers should drive nothing but Studebakers,...

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