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How the UAW Can Get Its Horsepower Back

At the United Auto Workers convention that opens Monday, June 14, job No. 1 will be to install a new leader to follow Ron Gettelfinger, whom a Detroit News...

WALTER REUTHER: Working-Class Hero

Men with queasy stomachs had no place one afternoon last week on the overpass at the No. 4 gate of Henry Ford's great River Rouge plant." So began TIME's account...

LABOR: New Boss of the C.I.O.

The C.I.O. last week ended the bitter, public struggle for power touched off by the death of Philip Murray early in November. Unable to reach a...

LABOR: The G.A.W. Man

When Walter Reuther first went to Detroit, he was 19 years old and not quite sure of himself—a youthful weakness that he has long since corrected. According...

National Affairs: Whither Reuther?

Walter Reuther, the C.I.O.'s cocky redhead, had a noticeable wilt to his comb this week. Somehow his swagger toward fame had bogged down in the quicksands of...

Business: Fraser a Shoo-in

When it comes to internal politics, the United Auto Workers is the Switzerland of the labor world—no coups, no bareknuckled infighting, just a neat, orderly...

Autos: What Is Settlement?

In Detroit last week the word "settlement" had begun to lose its meaning. Three weeks ago General Motors agreed with United Auto Workers President Walter...

Labor: Split in Fact

The split in the U.S. labor movement last week became more than mere rhetoric. After 13 years of uneasy alliance, Walter Reuther, who led the C.I.O. into...

Labor: Rift at the Top

George Meany and Walter Reuther have been feuding, publicly and privately, almost since the day that their unions joined to form the A.F.L.-C.I.O. eleven years...

Labor: Marriage on the Rocks

When George Meany's A.F.L. merged with Walter Reuther's C.I.O. back in 1955, the event was hailed as a happy-ever-after alliance. From the A.F.L.-C.l.O.'s...

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