Labor: They'd Rather Strike Than Work

"The men in this union fight like hell and walk out at the drop of a hat."

So, several months ago, said Thomas W. ("Teddy") Gleason, boss of the International Longshoremen's Association. He meant it as a boast, but by last week he probably wished he had swallowed it. The longshoremen, ignoring Gleason's pleas that they ratify what he called "the best contract in I.L.A. history," voted their reflexes, turned down the contract, then walked off the docks from Maine to Texas. Since other unions refused to cross I.L.A. picket lines, goods in...

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