Autos: Target

On his 60th birthday, United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther last week presided over a meeting of his lieutenants. He emerged with the information that Ford would be his union's "target company" in negotiations that, if they break down, could lead to a strike this week. Those negotiations almost certainly will break down, and the strike is more than likely to take place. "We made the decision not with our hearts but with our heads," Reuther said in explaining why the U.A.W. wouldn't tackle the giant, General Motors.

For seven weeks, bargainers from the U.A.W. and Detroit's Big Three...

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