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Pickets arrested and jailed

On October 11, 300 pickets were arrested and jailed for violent conduct on the picket line. There was increasing pressure to settle matters.  The NLRB was finally forced to make a decision: Who would represent the set decorators, the CSU or the IA? The NLRB decided that votes of both the strikers and their replacements would be counted.  The vote was 55 to 45 in favor of the CSU.

Despite the vote, neither the strike nor the violence ended.  Other jurisdictional arguments had grown out of the conflict.