“Sympathy Theater Strike Held Likely”

Artifact Type Mainstream Media, Sources
Publication St. Paul Dispatch
Page Number 3
Place St. Paul, MN
Publication Date September 20, 1927
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Headline: “Sympathy Theater Strike Held Likely”

Subhead: Musicians and Movie Operators May Join Stage Hand Walkout Tonight.

Possibility that musicians and picture machine operators will join the stage employees at Twin Cities theaters in their strike complicated the situations today as the stage hands walkout entered its third day.

The managements of the houses reiterated determination to keep their establishments open and operate with crews recruited from staffs of ushers and office workers.

The sympathetic strike of picture machine men and orchestra musicians, it is indicated, may take place tonight. Representatives of the operators and musicians were conferring with the striking stage hands at noon.

Strikers declare that back stage workers now have walked out at two more theaters, the Loring in Minneapolis and the President in St. Paul, making a told of 15 houses involved in the controversy between the management and workers.

The situation continues deadlocked with neither the theater managers nor the organized stage hands making any overtures to end the difficulty.

Action of the Musicians and Motion Picture operators is in the hands of the International union’s officers and, according to local union officers, any action by the Twin Cities locals must be approved by these international officials.

Archive Minnesota Historical Society
Citation “Sympathy Theater Strike Held Likely,” St. Paul Dispatch, September 20, 1927.
Location MinneapolisMinnesotaSaint Paul
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