Harrison Gray Otis

When he was younger, Otis was not anti-union and had even been a member of the International Typographical Union. But after Otis took over the Los Angeles Times, he went through a series of labor struggles with the International Typographical Union until the union finally went on strike. In response, Otis brought in strikebreakers from Kansas City to get the L.A. Times published. Over time, Otis had become a sworn enemy of labor and he relished the role. After the struggle with the union, Otis ?vowed never again to hire a union member? and the Los Angeles Times used colorful language in its paper to describe union and union members. Over time, Otis and the Los Angeles Times became increasingly well-known as staunch and vocal opponents of organized labor.