LABOR: Tradesmen Trouble

Pistol shots crackled one afternoon last week in Dearborn, the Detroit suburb that is home to the Ford Motor Co.'s sprawling Rouge plant and to the United Auto Workers' 34,000-man Local 600. William Harrell, a skilled millwright, was shot in the backside by a man whom bystanders identified as an officer of Harrell's own local. The two men had been on opposing sides of a bitter internal battle over the U.A.W.'s newly negotiated contract with Ford. On one side are the union's skilled tradesmen—the tool-and diemakers, electricians, mechanics, millwrights and repairmen. On...

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