Various shots of Union and steel industry bosses at final meeting to break deadlock, workers leaving factories, idle factory and pickets with placards.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.
Full title reads: "Steel Strike Begins".
Washington DC, United States of America / USA
MS. President of the Steelworkers Union (centre) Philip Murray, Federal Mediator Cyrus Ching and Steel Chieftain Benjamin Fairless, (left and right) seated at table for final attempt to resolve the impending steel strike - the issue "involves whether workers shall contribute t the pensions recommended by a Presidential fact-finding board." CU Ching and Fairless. CU Murray and Ching. LS. Crowd of steel workers walking out as strike begins. LS. High shot, workers leaving steel mills. MS. Pickets with placards walking along street. LS. Empty coal wagons on siding, due to coal strike. LS View over river of idle steel works.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 05/10/1949. There is a full commentary.