LABOR: The Government's Strike

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Ben Fairless, president of U.S. Steel, gleaming in a fresh-pressed cord suit and bright red necktie, was waiting on the White House steps. The man he was waiting for, an elderly, blue-suited figure, came walking slowly up the driveway. "Good morning, Ben," said Philip Murray. "Hello, Phil," responded Fairless. Said Murray: "Because of you I didn't get to bed until 3 o'clock this morning." Replied Fairless: "I'm sorry about that. I didn't get much sleep either."

They were there on a summons from Presidential Adviser John Steelman, who had warned them:...

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