Nation: An Injunction on Both Your Houses

In an interview with TIME Correspondent Don Sider. Labor Secretary Ray Marshall explained the thinking behind White House actions on the coal strike.

Q. It has been suggested that perhaps the Mayor Daley school of labor relations would have helped settle the strike—that is, a subtle word last November to both sides that if they did not reach an agreement by a certain date, there would be a heavy weight falling on their heads. Do you agree?

A. I don't think so. The problem with a threat is that you've got to be ready to come through with the "or else." You also...

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