LABOR: Sabotage at Lordstown?

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After interviewing both sides at Lordstown, TIME'S Detroit Bureau Chief Edwin Reingold reports: "There has been much talk of 'job enrichment,' assigning a worker more tasks in order to give him a sense of fulfillment. But some union leaders charge that 'enriching' a worker's job by making him do two jobs each 30 times an hour instead of one job 60 times an hour is a 'con.' At Lordstown the workers want more time to do their single, simple job—and that is certainly the opposite of what many outsiders think they want. Many workers complain that they do not want to work as hard as they are being asked to do. It may well be that what were considered ordinary norms in the past are no longer acceptable."

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