LABOR: Strike's End

The strike of some 1,200 American Airlines pilots ended this week. They had been out for three weeks, grounding 385 daily nights and throwing thousands of other American employees out of work. Main issue: American's nonstop coast-to-coast nights, which kept some air crews in the air more than eight hours a day—despite the fact that the schedule had been approved by the Civil Aeronautics Board (TIME, Aug. 9 et seq.). By last week the pilots seemed to be looking for a way out, and federal mediators gave them one. According to the proposal, accepted by both sides, American would:


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