LABOR: End of the Dock Strike

As the first of New York's 25,000 longshoremen swarmed back to the piers last week, signaling an end to the walkout that had tied up the Atlantic Coast from Maine to Virginia for ten days, a hiring official summed up their delight that it was all over: "They were hysterical."

So had been the infighting that preceded the settlement. The strike was promptly called by the International Longshoremen's Association on the expiration of the

Administration's 80-day Taft-Hartley injunction (TIME, Dec. 3). It was "formally" brought to an end a week before the longshoremen went back to work, by agreement on a...

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