THE man who has the biggest say over what wages the steel industry will—or will not—pay in its new steel contract is Roger Miles Blough (rhymes with now), 55, the tough-minded chairman of U.S. Steel. Blough, who sternly calls for "renewal of the present contract with no rise in wage rates for one year," has the sinewy build (6 ft., 175 Ibs.) and face of a steel puddler. But he is not cast in the steelmaker's bluff, up-from-the-mills mold. He is an "outside man," a lawyer who got to the top by applying...

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