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Union Printers and Controlled Automation. Harry Kelber, Carl Schlesinger.

Union Printers and Controlled Automation.

The Free Press, NY 1967, stated first edition; 299 pages, index, tables, illustrations and photographs.
Condition: Very Good dark grey cloth hardcover decorated with paper-tape illustration emboss; in purple and photograph-illustrated dustjacket. Prev. owner's address label on endpage. Binding is sound and secure, pages clean and unmarked.
Price: $10.00
Item no. B239
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Includes, Historical Background - impact of the Linotype Machine -- quest for a typesetting machine; triumph of Merganthaler's Linotypee; machine versus the printer; the Union response to Mechanization; the eight-hour day in newspaper offices; the Union establishes control over the machines; MORE

The Battle for Jurisdiction -- Technology influences Labor relations; the ITU defies the Taft-Hartley Law; the crisis hits New York City; The Photographic Typesetter makes its debut; Big Six Policy during the eraly 1950's; MORE

Mastering the New Technology -- Union-sponsored inventions; on-the-job training at the Daily News; the New York Times install Photons; Teletypsetter training at the Times; more

The Problem of Productivity; The 114-day Newspaper Strike; Causes for Anxiety; Crisis in Commercial Printing --wage and working conditions in job shops; why commercial shops resisted new printing methods; the first computer installation in New York; the Nonunion sector of the industry; MORE

New Approaches to Automation; The World Journal Tribune merger; Guidelines for the future - automation the key to expansion; MORE.