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Newspaper Strike Hits New York City

Dec. 8, 1962 - A newspaper strike hit New York City today at the height of the pre-Christmas advertising season. Printers walked out of four newspapers in a contract dispute, and four other papers shut down operations voluntarily. A ninth published editions circulated only outside the city. The nine papers, with a combined circulation of 5.5 million copies per day, have joint contracts with the printers through the Publishers Association of New York City. There was no sign of an early settlement of the dispute, centering around wages, hours, and vacations. The International Typographical Union struck the New York Times, Daily News, Journal-American, and World-Telegram & Sun. Suspending operations voluntarily were the Herald Tribune, Daily Mirror, Post, Long Island Star-Journal, and the Long Island Press.


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