Business: Where the Strike Hurts

Anyone who hoped that the General Motors strike would end before the first snowfall had cause to ponder a union vote last week in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Mich. It is the site of G.M.'s technical center, where the company is developing antipollution systems and shock-resistant bumpers. The company asked Local 160 of the United Auto Workers to allow 306 strikers to return to work on these special projects. A top U.A.W. official urged the members to agree, especially since improved pollution control is one of the union's demands. To the surprise of the company —and the embarrassment...

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