The Press: Guild Victories

After a seven-year siege, the C.I.O. Newspaper Guild last week stormed the defenses of the New York Times, captured the right to bargain for 587 employes of the editorial and news departments. Its victory was no Blitzkrieg either in speed or in decisiveness. In a tense Labor Board election the Guild licked the A.F. of L. American Newspaper Writers Association (editorial employes only), 295-to-2O2.

Exultant at capturing the largest U.S. editorial staff (1,309), the Guild proclaimed its victory a death blow for craft unions representing editorial employes only. Members of A.N.W.A. retorted that only 70 Guild votes came from strictly editorial staffmen,...

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