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Labor in decline

Union membership decreased by almost two million between 1920 and 1924.  Nevertheless, unions were making progress, most notably Local 150, IA projectionists.

Local 33 had been divided, forming a new studio mechanics’ Local 37.  Local 33 retained jurisdiction over stage work.  Local 37’s counterpart in New York, Local 52, was formed of film workers from several stagehand locals in the area.