Unions: Newsmen v. Printers

Once again the International Typographical Union flexed its muscle and forced a publisher to back down. After weeks of trying to install a computer that would cut costs and increase the speed of typesetting, the New York Post's Mrs. Dorothy Schiff said that her paper could not meet the "enormous tribute" demanded by the local I.T.U. boss, Bertram Powers. The union insisted on a 50% share in wage savings, but Dolly Schiff balked at any payout so long as the Post is financially rocky—and she chucked the computer.

Not only New York publishers are alarmed by the I.T.U.'s defiance of automation....