The Press: After 17 Months

On Chicago's Michigan Avenue last week, a little band of pickets paced wearily back & forth in front of the Gothic tower of the Tribune. Red and black letters on their white canvas placards told the now familiar story: "On Strike Against the Chicago Tribune." But after 17 months, the printers seemed as far as ever from winning the strike against the Trib and Chicago's four other major dailies.

The publishers' "final offer" of a $10-a-week wage boost was rejected three weeks ago by the A.F.L. International Typographical Union, which wanted a $16.50-a-week raise....

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