Business: Profits in Strikes

Just as labor unions chip in money to help one another when they are on strike, most of the major and local U.S. airlines have a mutual aid pact to assist any contributor who is grounded by labor trouble. No company has benefited more from the pact than Northwest Orient Airlines, which has been shut down by strikes about one day in every ten since 1960. Last week Northwest settled still another strike, and though it did not do nearly as well as normally during the shutdown, it received so much in strike benefits that it actually showed a profit.

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