Cinema: Guild v. Playwrights

To ordinary workmen, Hollywood screenwriters compare in rarity and price as a window full of diamonds compares to a coal bin: only about 350 screenwriters function at any time; their wages are $150 to $5,000 a week. But they enjoy labor troubles in proportion to their pay. The National Labor Relations Board last week had to hold an election to find out which of two major screenwriting labor organizations, that for two years had bickered with each other, shall henceforth undertake the eternal bickering that goes on between screenwriters and producers.

The rival unions...

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