NEGOTIATIONS: Tranquillity's End

One of the more heartening developments in this year of expiring labor contracts has been the restraint shown by big unions in their demands for pay boosts. A case in point was the settlement between the United Rubber Workers and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., which granted increases totaling 810 an hour over the next three years—a figure within the Administration's 5.5% Phase III guideline. But last week the fragile peace came to an end as 10,300 U.R.W. members struck B.F. Goodrich, halting work at plants in six states and shattering a long period of labor tranquillity in major...

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