Press: Shy 35

Last week a national referendum of the American Newspaper Guild, which claims 5,000 members, failed by 35 votes of the two-thirds majority needed for affiliation with the American Federation of Labor. Undaunted, Guild President Heywood Broun announced: "A large majority of the Guild has given a clear mandate for the conception of the Guild as a trade union organization. . . ."

The question of affiliation will be brought up again at the Guild's next annual convention. Meanwhile the organization was preparing to bargain collectively with the Associated Press, which put its New York office back on a six-day week.


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