Labor: Plunk in the Middle

Labor Secretary Arthur Goldberg and his aides struggled mightily to head off a threatened strike of three major airlines by disgruntled flight engineers. Fortified by innumerable hamburgers and countless cups of coffee, they closeted themselves by day and night in the Labor Department's Washington office, working for a union settlement with Trans World Airlines that would stand as a model for the other two airlines involved. Finally, having spent 55 of the previous 72 hours in negotiations, Goldberg emerged to announce a historic settlement"—and to claim, by inference, a victory for...

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