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Settlement in Cincinnati

After six months of struggle, a meeting in Cincinnati was called between producers and the unions.  While they were meeting, mass picketing and violence spread to several other large studios, including RKO, Paramount and Republic.

A settlement of sorts was reached in Cincinnati.  The strike would end, and a 30-day period of negotiations would be held on all jurisdictional issues.  Strikers would return to their former jobs, and replacements would be given 60 days’ severance pay.  Matters not settled during the 30-day period would be resolved by a three-member committee drawn from the AFL Executive Council.

The committee awarded set erection to IA Local 80, basing that decision mainly on a 1925 settlement between the IA and the Carpenters that led to the Studio Basic Agreement.