Autos: The Lack-of-Time Strike

After settling the toilet strike at General Motors, the United Auto Workers last week called a lack-of-time strike against the Ford Motor Co., the first company-wide strike since the U.A.W. organized the Ford empire 20 years ago. Negotiators had spent so long hammering out the specifics of the new contract's economic demands that by dawn of the deadline day there was no time left to resolve such noneconomic issues as more union control over worker assignments and more relief time. Both sides lost the race with the clock, and out walked 120,000 Ford workers.

At week's end little progress...

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