Nation: Labor Turmoil: Truce and New Threats

As postal employees returned to work last week and got the mail moving, the nation had a right to feel relieved; total chaos had been narrowly averted, at least temporarily. But any sense of relaxation is premature. American labor is in a state of turmoil, and the threat of other potentially crippling strikes hangs over the country. No sooner had the postal strike ended than another group of federal employees, the nation's professional air-traffic controllers, began delaying hundreds of flights daily and causing the cancellation of others by a planned "sick-out." The nation's...

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