The nine workers standing semicircle in the entranceway of UAW Local 5 in South Bend were neither angry nor dour. The full shock of their new status as permanent alumni of the Studebaker Company had not yet hit them. Still another paycheck would come next week and, after that, there would be $36-a-week unemployment compensation for twenty-six weeks.
There was about them, however, a mood of bewilderment and unreality, such as one notes at the wake of a man who died before his time.
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