The Press: Test Case

For once a Hearst newspaper was in trouble and no other publisher was pleased. This was no ordinary strike. As Newspaper Guild (C.I.O.) pickets circled the Los Angeles Herald & Express' baroque, block-sized plant for the second week, it shaped up as a test case for the press of the nation.

When the American Newspaper Guild met in Scranton last June, it served notice that all new contracts must provide a $100 weekly top-minimum for reporters (Herald & Expressmen now get $70*), $50 for employes in other departments. That meant that the Herald &...

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