The Press: Guild Gain

Fortnight ago the Seattle Newspaper Guild successfully terminated a strike against the nation's biggest publisher when its members went back to work for William Randolph Hearst's Seattle Post-Intelligencer (TIME, Dec. 7). Last week at a quiet round-table conference in Manhattan, the Guild signed a contract with the nation's biggest paper, the New York News— thus made its greatest gain of the year.

Features of the contract which pleased Guildsmen most were the News's recognition of the Guild as sole collective bargaining agent for editorial help, the establishment of a "preferential'' shop. New...

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