LABOR: The Year of Peace

AFTER AFL-CIO Boss George Meany and three other union leaders stormed off the Pay Board in March rumbling that Phase II rules are stacked against workers, it seemed that the U.S. might be in for a new period of labor turmoil. The exact opposite has happened; 1972 so far shapes up as the year that the nation's strike fever was broken. In May, work stoppages reached a 30-year low for the month. During the first six months, production time lost to strikes was only five seconds out of each potential man-hour of work,...