The Press: Revolt of the Scabs

When the American Newspaper Guild called a strike at the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner back in 1967, the Hearst Corp. paper hired some 1,000 nonunion workers to replace the strikers. Negotiations between the Herald and the ten press unions affected by the strike have stumbled on for nearly eight years, but the afternoon daily has been coming out regularly with the aid of the nonunion "scabs," and readers have mostly forgotten about the walkout.

Less Pay. Now the scabs themselves are in revolt. The problem is that Hearst continues to pay staff members even less than smaller local papers do, an issue that...

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