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Cameramen organized, but anti-union sentiment successful

The Los Angeles Times waged a concerted open-shop campaign against all unions in LA.  Anti-union forces were very successful.  Wages in Los Angeles were low.  Unions engaged in open warfare against each other, something the Chamber of Commerce and other anti-labor interests fostered and encouraged.

As in the theatres of the Northeast, the Alliance became engaged in a bitter struggle with the IBEW and the Carpenters to gain control of film industry jobs.  This struggle went on for several decades against a backdrop of economic boom and bust in the Los Angeles area.