For Now, The Uaw Can't Keep Cat From Purring

About 150 strikers are on the picket line one recent morning outside Caterpillar Inc.'s Aurora (Ill.) manufacturing facility. Mainly middle-aged men, they whistle and yell "scab" at cars and buses carrying temporary replacement workers through the gates. But many worry that their battle with the construction equipment giant has been overshadowed by the baseball strike. Says one picketer: "Heck, it's all we talk about out here ourselves."

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