Table: Where Labor's Strength Is On The Line

Union bargaining clout has been bolstered by President Clinton's appointees to 
      the National Labor Relations Board and by his recent order banning government 
      contractors from hiring permanent replacements during strikes. Some major labor 
      pacts--companies and industries--coming up this year:
      
      EMPLOYER                NO. OF UNION    EXPIRATION
                              WORKERS         DATE
      McDONNELL DOUGLAS       19,000          Apr.
      CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS  45,000          Apr.
      AUTO TRANSPORTERS       16,000          May
      AT&T                    145,000         May
      REGIONAL BELLS          250,000         Aug.
      BOEING                  35,000          Oct.
      DATA: BUREAU OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS
      DAVID PETERSON/DES MOINES REGISTER
      
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