''Collective bargaining is pretty much of a crisis business. You have to have patience and you have to be tolerant. You have to be a fair fisherman. You have to sit back and wait for a bite.''
Abel -- better known as "Abe" -- was president of the United Steel Workers of America from 1965 to 1977, and died on this date in 1987 at the age of 79. In one year, he led 42 wildcat walkouts.