The Press: Strike in New York (Contd.)

The Manhattan newspaper strike was something new in the history of U.S. journalism. Never had newspaper unions lined up so solidly for a showdown fight, and never had metropolitan newspapers been so united to meet them. When the strike of 400 photoengravers first started and 20,000 other newspaper employees* refused to cross their picket lines (TIME, Dec. 7), both sides expected the dispute to end quickly. They were wrong. The strike dragged on for eleven days as New Yorkers tried all manner of stunts to get news without newspapers (see below). Not until...

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