Reaching Out to Labor

Reagan picks Brock, a unifier, to replace Donovan

As U.S. Trade Representative for the past four years, William E. Brock, 54, has been a vocal opponent of the protectionism that many labor leaders have demanded for their beleaguered industries. As a four-term Republican Congressman and a one-term Senator from Tennessee until 1976, Brock was so conservative, the AFL-CIO says, that he voted with labor on only 14% of the issues that mattered most to it. Earlier, as an executive of his family's candy company, he supported its nonunion-shop policy. So when President Reagan selected Brock last week to replace Raymond Donovan as Secretary of Labor, why were union leaders...

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