Labor: Black Rage on the Auto Lines

The nation's most urgent domestic priorities are to bring the races together and to retard inflation, which exacerbates social problems. Last week management and unions were deeply involved in struggles over those issues in two primary industries. One conflict affects auto production. Another threatens the airlines (see following story).

Until recently, racial turmoil has generally been confined to the streets and campuses. However, it takes only a handful of impassioned workers to disrupt an industrial plant. On Detroit's auto production lines, where violence and walkouts were everyday occurrences in the old days of union organization, a determined band of black radicals...

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