LABOR: One Way to Settle a Strike

Back from negotiating a political settlement in Chicago, New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller last week put his hand to some pressing business in his own state: a 25-day strike of railroad trainmen on the Long Island Railroad, the busiest U.S. commuter line. Neither labor nor management showed any sign of budging, but Rocky was in a mood to push. He summoned railroad executives, union officials, state and federal mediators. Early one morning, they trooped into his sleek, grey-carpeted Manhattan office. Rockefeller briskly ushered management and union men into different rooms...

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