• Short Summary

    The Kaiser Steel Corporation, first firm to break the back of the 105-day-old American steel strike by reaching an independent settlement with the United Steelworkers' Union, began production Oct.27 - the day after negotiations ended.

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    The Kaiser Steel Corporation, first firm to break the back of the 105-day-old American steel strike by reaching an independent settlement with the United Steelworkers' Union, began production Oct.27 - the day after negotiations ended. At the main plant in Fontana, South California, the first 1,000 of 7,500 workers on strike returned to man the furnaces idle since the July shutdown. It will be more than a month before work returns to normal. Kaiser, the biggest steel manufacturer west of the Mississippi River, breached the solid front of the basic steel industry in its long and bitter contract fight with the workers.

    The agreement provides for improvements in insurance, pensions and wages and operates until June 30, 1961.

    With a complement of 10,615 workers, and an annual output of 5,000,000 ingot tons a year, it is America's ninth major steel producer.

    Soon after the Kaiser agreement, the Detroit Steel Company signed a similar contract. Unlike the Kaiser company, Detroit operated throughout the strike under a special contract extension agreement.

    Latest development in the nation-wide strike: the United States Supreme Court upheld a Taft-Hartley Act injunction, invoking an 80-day cooling off period in the strike, but continued a stay against the back-to-work order until Nov. 2.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NSY73VO0Y12QF2K5LMGWPCA9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NSY73VO0Y12QF2K5LMGWPCA9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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