The Press: Bogus Man

Making the rounds one morning, the business manager of a big California daily came upon a pressman snoozing in a corner. It turned out that the dozer had been on the job, or at least on the premises, for 26 straight hours—all but seven at overtime wages. Since there was no apparent reason for the money-wasting marathon, the business manager promptly complained to the shop representative of the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union. The cold reply: "Well, he needed the money."

Against such practices, most U.S. publishers can only shrug helplessly. The...

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