Newspapers: The Printers Settle

For the first time, New York's four-week-old newspaper strike showed signs of a settlement. The printers' boss, Bert Powers, settled with the publishers, and World Journal Tribune President Matt Meyer spoke with unaccustomed optimism. "The typographical union," he said, "did not burden us with restrictive practices and extra manpower that would cripple us before we started. The settlement is expensive in terms of money but not in terms of numbers of men. So far as our composing room is concerned, we can operate reasonably competitively with other papers in New York."

Powers agreed to the elimination of 400 printers' jobs, the...

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