Labor: There They Go Again

The United Auto Workers do not seem to know when to stop. Having cowed Chrysler into submission, struck American Motors and General Motors, and won from Detroit's Big Four the biggest wage and benefit settlement in history, it might reasonably be presumed to be satisfied. Yet last week, while the last workers were returning to G.M. after a 31-day strike that cut October auto sales 27% , U.A.W. workers at Ford launched their own strike. Ford and the union reached a strike-free national settlement in September, but have been quibbling ever since...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!