Autos: Starting to Talk--& Sell

The United Auto Workers laid down their demands in July; the Ford Motor Co. laid down its offer in August. Since then, the two sides have barely been on speaking terms. It was only last week that they really began negotiating.

First sign of a break came Tuesday, when Ford asked the U.A.W. to postpone a routine afternoon meeting until evening. When the time came, there appeared an extraordinary tableau. Instead of sitting down face-to-face as usual, U.A.W. Chief Walter Reuther and his aides camped by themselves in the Ford headquarters' second-story bargaining...

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