Item no. 24008
New York
Occupation: Publishing
Collection: Union

Father and child on a picket line during the Daily News strike, 1990.  That year, the desperate struggle of New York Daily News employees against the Chicago Tribune Company, which owned the Daily News, resulted in a renewed solidarity among unions and labor supporters.  Angered by the Tribune's refusal to bargain, its hiring of replacement workers to write the nation's third largest newspaper, and its attempt to use homeless people to distribute the paper, New York demonstrated that it was still a "union town."  After 146 days on the picket line, the strike was settled when the paper was sold.  Replacement workers were dismissed, but 800 jobs were eliminated.

Image from strike support slide show, Newspaper Guild Local 3.

See this image in the Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives exhibit.

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