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November 28, 1953


400 photo engravers employed by New York City newspapers go on strike over wages and improved working conditions.  20,000 other newspaper workers represented by other unions refused to cross the photo engravers’ picket lines.  The strike ended eleven days later with the workers receiving a $3/week wage increase.


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One thought on “November 28, 1953

  1. That almost doesn’t seem worth it. If the calculator I used was correct, that is only $25.00 a week in 2012 dollars.

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