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O.K., let's talk now about through the years, the relationship of
the corporation and the unions.
Well, It is said, though I'm not sure that I can
believe it, that when the union issue first arose in the Thirties
that Harry Luce said, “Well, why shouldn't I be a member of the
union?” Sounds good anyway.
He was an editor, as an editor, you mean.
As an editor, yes. The union was--I guess we were
always worried about unions. In part because the history of unions
in the journalistic world is a pretty dreadful one, going way back.
And if you look at what happened to newspapers, the unions really
gained an upper hand. I've never quite been able to ascertain why
that happened. But the Typographical Union was able to shut down
newspapers in England, or the U.S. pretty much at will.
[End of tape one, side two.]
Today is March 2, 1987. This is Jessica Holland with Andrew
Heiskell at 870 U.N. Plaza. Go ahead.
-pretty much at will. And I'm not quite sure
whether that was why we started printing at Donnelly's, but
Donnelly's was a non-union shop. And I suspect it was a factor in
the whole picture. But when the newspaper Guild came to Time
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