Labor: Toward the Steel Deadline

Ominous news poured out of Pittsburgh all last week. Meeting at the Penn-Sheraton Hotel, the 163-man wage policy committee of the United Steelworkers union voted to strike the steel industry May 1 unless the companies improve their wage proposals. At week's end, the steel companies prepared to bank the fires of the great blast furnaces across the U.S. this week—a precaution designed to protect the expensive equipment against damage from a quick shutdown. There was still time for Lyndon Johnson, watching with growing concern from Washington, to step in and win or...

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