Labor: Toward the End of the Line

After years of arguments, after numerous postponements, after reports by presidential panels and decisions by U.S. courts, the great battle of the railroads highballs this week toward the end of the line. Last week's postponement, agreed to at the crisis request of the President, will almost certainly be the last. Now all parties involved in the struggle are under pressure: the railroad companies, the five operating railroad unions, all the other workers who would be kept off the job by a nationwide railroad strike, all the business enterprises whose operations would soon...

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