Newspapers: Frustrating the Unions

Boards cover every street-level window in the four-story building. Armed Pinkerton men guard every entrance. A 12-ft.-high fence has been thrown up around the parking lots. Two police cars stand by in case of trouble. Guards check the passes of everyone entering and leaving the building. No one goes out for lunch; sandwiches are brought in by an industrial caterer.

The plant of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, which has now been struck for eleven weeks, is virtually under siege. With a determination rarely displayed these days by a publisher confronted with a strike, George R. Hearst Jr., grandson of William Randolph,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!