The Press: Exporting a Strike

In the history of labor-management relations in daily journalism, no union has ever exported a strike. But last week, a strike exported all the way from Miami to Detroit had silenced the Detroit Free Press.

The export strategy was a desperation maneuver by pressmen of John S. Knight's Miami paper, the Herald (circ. 336,211). When the pressmen's contract expired earlier this summer. Knight coldly pointed to their high overtime record (an average $8,700 a month since January), proposed a modest pay hike if the pressmen would agree to shave the overtime. When the pressmen walked out on Aug. 1, Knight was ready...

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