LABOR: Surprise Strike at Chrysler

The song was the tipoff. As United Auto Workers negotiators left the Chrysler bargaining suite late last week and trooped into the press room, some started belting out Solidarity Forever, the old union strike song. Looking grim and tired, U.A.W. President Leonard Woodcock revealed the bad news. Contrary to all earlier predictions, the union was striking Chrysler Corp., the nation's third-largest auto manufacturer. This year's bargaining sessions were the "most complex" in the union's history, Woodcock said, forcing negotiators to cope not only with basic pay demands but also with such nonmoney...

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