Labor: Smooth Sailing in Autos and Coal

What had been shaping up as a rancorous year for contract negotiations has so far turned into one of settlement without major strikes. The United Mine Workers last week accepted, 4 to 1, a contract providing a 10.25% raise over 40 months. Though it was the first time since 1964 that the union had not gone out on strike at the end of a contract, U.M.W. President Richard Trumka, a miner turned lawyer, hailed his members as "the shock troops of the American labor movement."

In St. Louis, 300 district leaders of the...

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