Press: Strikes

Five years ago printers on Seattle's three big daily newspapers suddenly went on strike, then found the management had anticipated them. The publishers had recruited strikebreakers by auto, train and plane, quartered them elegantly in downtown hotels including Seattle's swank Olympic Hotel. The three papers did not shut down.

Last week 245 printers on the three big daily newspapers in Portland, Seattle's sister city in the industrially restless Northwest, struck for a $9 seven-hour day, refused to arbitrate further. Instead of the classic newspaper tactics of trying to fight it out, publish a paper...

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