Labor: Long, Large & Difficult

Every morning for three days, the string of cars crammed with grim-faced men streamed through Detroit's traffic to pull up in front of a different corporate doorway. Each time, a solemn platoon spilled from the convoy, headed by a familiar red-haired figure. A holdup? That was the way some people looked at it. For the red-haired leader was United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther, and he was paying his now familiar triennial call on the nation's Big Three automakers to open negotiations for new contracts.

There were smiles and handshakes all around before...

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