SHOW BUSINESS: The Treaty of Beverly Hills

Like the burly hero of a Grade-B Western, A.F.L. Union Boss Herbert Knott Sorrell took on ten of Hollywood's major studios last week, and won out. In a two-day strike, the 7,000 "off-production"* workers of Sorrell's young, tough Conference of Studio Unions won every wage-&-hour demand, including a 25% increase in base pay. For the first time in Hollywood history, studios will guarantee their off-production workers, by far the biggest part of their staffs, a work week. This meant that any time these employes are called to work they must be paid for a week, even if they work...

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