Was Clinton's Phone Call Such A Big Surprise?

Hard-nosed American Airlines Chairman Robert Crandall wants the world to think he caved in to Bill Clinton's pressure to end the carrier's five-day strike right before Thanksgiving. Not quite. Clinton Administration officials and sources close to AA say people in "Crandall's camp" let the White House know in advance that he wouldn't object strenuously to an end to the five-day flight attendants' walkout and to binding arbitration.

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