Press: Double Knockout?

The Brooklyn Eagle strike, first test of the Newspaper Guild's strength against a New York City daily, ended last week in what appeared to be a double knockout. At least both sides were groggy from breaking their hands on each other in over three months of stubborn fighting.

Gained by the Guild was a contract guaranteeing that of the 206 strikers, 166 will be rehired, the other 40 fired, given 20 weeks' severance pay. The Guild had demanded, but did not get, a preferential shop. And the Guild put an awful dent in its treasury supporting the strike at $3,000 a week.


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