• Short Summary

    A STRIKE WHICH TODAY (MONDAY) DEPRIVED NEW WORKERS OF THREE OF THEIR SIX BIG DAILY NEWSPAPERS MAY CARRY ON FOR MONTHS.

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    A STRIKE WHICH TODAY (MONDAY) DEPRIVED NEW WORKERS OF THREE OF THEIR SIX BIG DAILY NEWSPAPERS MAY CARRY ON FOR MONTHS.

    IT IS THE THIRD TIME IN FOUR YEARS THAT NEW YORK HAS BEEN HIT BY A PRESS WALKOUT. THIS TIME THE DISPUTE CENTRES ON COMPENSATION FOR 2,000 WORKERS WHO WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS IN A MERGER OF THREE LEADING NEWSPAPERS INTO TWO.

    ON SUNDAY NIGHT NEWSPAPER GUILD EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT THOMAS MURPHY PREDICTED THAT THE STRIKE MIGHT GO ON FOR WEEKS -- POSSIBLY MONTHS.

    IT HAD BEEN FEARED THAT THE TIMES AND DAILY NEWS WOULD SHUT DOWN IN SYMPATHY AND THAT NEW YORKERS WOULD BE LEFT WITH ONLY ONE DAILY -- THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON POST. BUT LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) THE PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION DECIDED THAT PAPERS UNAFFECTED BY THE STRIKE WOULD CONTINUE.

    THE THREE DAILIES INVOLVED IN THE MERGER, THE HERALD TRIBUNE, THE WORLD TELEGRAM AND SUN, AND THE JOURNAL AMERICAN, PUBLISHED THEIR FINAL EDITIONS OVER THE WEEKEND. THEY WERE THEN COMBINED INTO THE WORLD JOURNAL TRIBUNE CORPORATION WHICH PLANNED TO PUT OUT A NEW MORNING PAPER TODAY (MONDAY) -- THE HERALD TRIBUNE, AND A NEW EVENINGER, THE WORLD JOURNAL. A MERGED SUNDAY EDITION, THE WORLD JOURNAL TRIBUTE, WAS SCHEDULED TO MAKE ITS FIRST APPEARANCE NEXT WEEKEND.

    MEANWHILE A LARGE SPANISH-LANGUAGE DAILY, EL DIARIO - LA PRENSA, ANNOUNCED THAT IT HOPED SHORTLY TO BRING OUT AN ENGLISH-LANGUAGE AFTERNOON PAPER. A SPOKESMAN SAID THE PAPER -- TO BE CALLED THE NEW YORK DAILY PRESS -- HAD BEEN PLANNED FOR SOME TIME, BUT THE START OF THE MAJOR STRIKE SEEMED A PROPITIOUS TIME TO LAUNCH THE VENTURE.

    THE INTERNATIONAL TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION AND EIGHT OTHER UNIONS WERE DEADLOCKED WITH THE MERGED MANAGEMENT OVER WHO WOULD LOSE THEIR JOBS AND HOW SEVERANCE PAY WOULD BE WORKED OUT. PICKETS WERE POSTED AT THE THREE PLANTS OF THE NEW CORPORATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB73TFH06AZO3Q51L4M1ZDKRHC
    Media URN:
    VLVAB73TFH06AZO3Q51L4M1ZDKRHC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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