LABOR: A New Work Model

Working around the clock in tense and sometimes sulfurous sessions, weary negotiators for the Chrysler Corp. and the United Auto Workers last week welded together a new three-year work agreement. The two sides shook hands just two days after the union had called a strike, making it one of the shortest nationwide walkouts in U.A.W. history. If, as expected, the deal wins approval in a rank-and-file vote that ends this week, the way will be clear for Chrysler to resume operations almost immediately. U.A.W. President Leonard Woodcock scarcely concealed his glee in pronouncing the settlement "precedent setting," an assessment...

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