Newspapers: Another Strike in Manhattan?

The omens seemed far from favorable. "A situation exists that could lead to a strike," said Bertram A. Powers, 42, the stubborn Irishman whose printers triggered the 114-day strike against Manhattan newspapers two winters ago. Now the printers and publishers are negotiating once more, and "deadlock" was Powers' word to describe the situation. With that, he flew to Colorado Springs to carry the gloomy tidings to International Typographical Union President Elmer Brown.

Powers' departure was widely construed by the New York press as the first step toward a strike, which Powers cannot call without a ratifying vote from his 2,700...

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