United Auto Workers employed by the Ford Motor Company made preparations for a strike a midnight Wednesday (September 7).
UAW workers in front of union headquarters in Chicago, workers looking at picket rosters, picket signs being painted, various picket signs.
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Background: United Auto Workers employed by the Ford Motor Company made preparations for a strike a midnight Wednesday (September 7).
Negotiations in Detroit between the United Auto Workers and Ford Motor officials have recessed so the company can study a union proposal for binding arbitration. U-A-W President Walter Reuther said if this were accepted...a midnight strike could be avoided. Meanwhile, Ford workers continue their preparations for a strike. In Chicago, U-A-W members checked picket rosters at the local union hall. There are more than 72-hundred workers employed at Ford plants in the Chicago area. Picket signs have been prepared and members are ready to carry out an around-the-clock picket line operation beginning at midnight. NBC News Reporter-- John Palmer--went to the union headquarters and talked with a U-A-W official John Nolan...a worker and the wife of a worker...