LABOR: Black, Bright and Red

Through the great bank of labor storm clouds over the U.S. last week appeared signs of sunlight. But first the thunderheads grew blacker. Near Milwaukee, at Allis-Chalmers, were riots and disorder. Failure of mine operators and workers to agree on a new contract shut down most of the country's soft-coal mines, resulted in death to five men in bloody Harlan County, Ky. Negotiations between C.I.O. and U.S. Steel reached an impasse and union leaders set the date for a walkout. The far-reaching Ford strike (see p. 21) made things seem even worse.

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