The Press: Survival or Chiseling?

The American Newspaper Guild, which represents newsmen all over the U.S., has long contended that it would never force a wage increase that would put a paper out of business. Last week Brooklyn Eagle Publisher Frank D. Schroth was trying to put the Guild's contention to one of its rare tests. Four weeks ago the Guild struck the Eagle, and when mechanical-union employees refused to cross the picket line the paper was forced to suspend publication. The Guild demanded the same $5.80 package wage increase that staffers on Manhattan dailies got in the latest round of wage negotiations.

But the ailing Eagle...

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