Labor Strife and the Public Interest

Archive Report

Concern Over Strikes or National Impacts

The american public—still smarting from a year of turmoil on the labor-management front that caused several transport crises, killed a major city newspaper, shut down schools and hospitals in various communities and contributed to mounting inflationary pressures—faces a great deal more of the same during the 15 months ahead. Next year more than two million workers will be involved in contract negotiations between unions and employers of 5,000 or more persons—twice the number involved in major negotiations in 1966. Among unions which will launch contract talks before the end of 1967 are telephone workers, regional construction unions, all major rail unions, the Teamsters, auto workers in car, truck and farm machinery plants, rubber industry workers, and garment workers. The ...

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