The Press: Strike's End

On Dec. 5, 1938, Chicago Hearstpaper members of the American Newspaper Guild went on strike because the Guild, a C. I. O. union of newspaper workers, accused the management of innumerable violations of contract. The Guild charged wholesale and wanton firing of Guildsmen whom the management said it let go for economy. So the Guild demanded that these employes be reinstated, and the management refused.

The management signed up with A. F. of L., kept on printing papers. But when the Guild began picketing advertisers, the management sued the Guild and 45 members for libel and conspiracy to incite a boycott....

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