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End of the CSU

The producers replaced virtually all striking workers, and the Conference of Studio Unions began to disintegrate.  At the end of 1947, Herb Sorrell’s own local, Painters 644, voted to allow its members to cross the picket lines.  Painters who returned to the studios joined IA set painters Local 729.

The picket lines began to shrink, and by the end of 1948 the CSU was gone.  The Alliance was now the dominant entertainment industry in Hollywood and throughout the U.S. and Canada.