Business: These Mulish Men

Despite President Eisenhower's call for a swift steel peace (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), management and labor could agree last week only to continue disagreeing. Just before both sides met with federal mediators for the first time since a Taft-Hartley injunction sent the workers back to the plants, the steel industry announced that its earlier offer of 30¢—an-hour package spread over three years was its "last offer for a strike settlement." This so incensed Steelworkers President David McDonald that he walked into the meeting heatedly waving a copy of the statement. He repeated union arguments that the contract actually provides only a...

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