The Press: Rebels and the Union

The American Newspaper Guild decided last week to teach rebel members the full lesson of its disciplinary powers. For the first time it cracked down really hard on members of the working press who did not like the Guild's kind of unionism.

An A.N.G. "trial board" tried five writers on Hearst's New York Daily Mirror, condemned them to pay fines totaling $1,400 or be expelled (and perhaps lose their jobs in the bargain). The charges: 1) attempting to form a rival union, the A.F. of L. American Newspaper Writers Association; 2) refusal to pay dues to the A.N.G. (on the grounds...

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