Newspapers: The Defeat of the Strikers

Exactly one year after it began, the eleven-union strike against the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner is technically a stalemate. Publisher George R. Hearst Jr., 41, grandson of the crusading William Randolph, still directs a staff of strike breakers inside his boarded-up building. Behind other barricades just a block away, some 50 strikers still gather each day to dispense food and subsistence checks, plot strategy and pounce hopefully on every rumor of Hearst's troubles. Actually, the strike is over—and the clear winner is George Hearst.

Hearst has accomplished exactly what he set out to do: break the local unions. Even before the...

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