The Press: Who's Boss in Milwaukee

For 79 years, the plump, prosperous Milwaukee Journal (circ. 383,850) enjoyed the steady serenity of labor-management peace. Other papers might be pestered by strikes, but not the Journal—and the reason seemed obvious. On the Journal, labor is management—at least in theory. Some 1,025 of the paper's 1,550 fulltime employees hold a lion's share (72½%) of the voting stock; conceivably they can give orders even to Board Chairman Harry J. Grant (TIME cover, Feb. 1, 1954). "If they don't like me," Grant once said, "they can fire me." Last week, though, the Journal was struggling through the first strike in its...

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