1966-2016 | The Last Hot-Type Printer Puts Down His Tools
Source: New York Times
Author: David W. Dunlap
Excerpt: While everyone has been talking about the future of The New York Times, the past slipped out the door.
Rudolph Stocker was the last printer at The Times working under a guaranteed lifetime contract; the last Times employee who knew how to operate a Linotype casting machine; the last journeyman of the old International Typographical Union and its New York local, No. 6, a bargaining unit that was once so powerful and important that everyone in the newspaper business knew it simply as “Big Six.”
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