At its conference in Pittsburgh on April 18-20, the Newspaper Guild released a publication celebrating its 80th anniversary. The book is packed with historic photos, columns and quotes.
This column by Heywood Broun launched the Newspaper Guild. It was published in the New York World-Telegram on August 7, 1933, as well as in several other Scripps-Howard dailies. In the midst of the Great Depression, the unorganized white- and pink-collar employees of the newspaper industry were having their wages slashed, their hours increased and were being fired in great numbers — all in the name of economy.