Newspapers: Non-Progress Report

Just when Manhattan's marathon newspaper strike seemed about to end last week, members of the International Typographical Union unexpectedly turned their backs on Local Boss Bert Powers' recommendation and Mayor Wagner's proposed $12.63 settlement. 1,621 to 1,557. Prodded by the mayor, the printers agreed to take another vote this week. If they change their minds and approve the contract, the striking photoengravers will be the last to ratify a contract in the record 15-week shutdown.


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