Edgar F. Kaiser, chairman of the Kaiser Steel Corporation, and David J. McDonald, president of?
Edgar F. Kaiser, chairman of the Kaiser Steel Corporation, and David J. McDonald, president of the United Steelworkers of America, were filmed in Washington, October 26, at a press conference following the strike-breaking agreement - arrived at the same day - between the corporation and steel workers union.
The agreement cracks the united front maintained by the steel companies during the 17-week strike. Following the Kaiser Corporations lead, Detroit Steel Company, October 27, made an independent agreement with the steel workers.
The Kaiser Corporation is rated as America's 9th largest steel producer and is one of the 12 major companies, headed by the United States Steel Corporation, which have been involved in the dispute.
Following the agreement, Kaiser's immediately began recalling workers to fire furnaces at its Fontana Mill, California, where about 7,500 employees were affected by the strike.
One reported reaction to the agreement among other steel companies, was that the agreement had made them more determined than ever to hold out against steel workers' demands.
On October 27, a U.S. appeals court decreed that an injunction ordering steelworkers back to work should be delayed by a further 6 days, until Nov. 2.