The Press: Strikes for Christmas

For the second time in four years, the biggest metropolitan newspaper-reading public in the U.S. was left without a daily paper to read. After months of wrangling with New York City publishers, members of the typographical union walked out. Only a month before, the New York dailies settled with the American Newspaper Guild, signing a contract that raised wages an average of $8 a week over two years, after an eight-day strike at the Daily News, largest U.S. daily. But that settlement was not enough for the typographers, and the city's daily combined run of 5,700,000 papers put out by 20,000...

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