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Loss of union muscle widens nation’s income gap

Boeing Company aero-machinist vote was held on April 6, 1963. (Paul Thomas / The Seattle Times) 


The nation’s top mediators opened down-to-the-wire conciliation meetings this afternoon, April 6, 1963, in Washington, D.C., between the Boeing Co.

Without a strong union movement in the private sector, a critical balance in the market has been lost. No wonder labor’s share of national income has fallen to lows not seen since statistics began being kept in the late 1940s.

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