The Press: The Strike Problem

In Minneapolis, the bitter strike against John Cowles's Star and Tribune finally ended last week−having set a new and dismal record. The two papers had been silenced for 113 days−nearly two weeks longer than the previous record, established during a 1953 strike of the Seattle Times. As the Star and Tribune scrambled to get back into print, it was painfully clear that in the protracted and expensive showdown everyone was the loser.

Jimmy Hoffa's Teamsters started the strike in the first place, by leading four other shop unions in a walkout April 12−a movement...

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