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FULL TELEGRAPHIC AND CABLE NEWS SERVICE
OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
SOD SO. ?EORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol I, No. 208 ChicagcyMonday, May.. 27, 1912 One Cent
GENERAL GARMENT WORKERS STRIKE ORDERED
-- TROUBLE STARTS AT B. KUPPENHEIMER & CO.
Wage Cuts and Unsanitary Conditions Back of the Move Hart,
v schaffner & Marx Only Company Notto Be Affected.
A general strike- of the 4,000
'union garment workers of Chi
cago was ordered early today.
. Before nightfall 1,000 were out.
By tomorrow morning every
great clothing factory and tailor
shop in Chicago, except that of
Hart, Schaffner & Marx, will be
. 'tied tip.
The trouble started, at the fac
tory of B. Kuppenheimer & Com
pany, 423 S. Franklin st , one of
the largest clothing factories in
the" United States.
Only a few weeks ago the fac
tory made a substantial cut in the
wages of all its employes.'
At 10 o'clock this forenoon an
other cut in wages was an
nounced. Within five minutes, the three
hundred trimmers and' cutters in
the' Kuppenheimer factory were
out on the street.
the Cutters' union, called a con
ference"xf the'officials of the Gar
ment Workers' union,with which
the .cutters are affihate'd.
The conference did not last
long. Since the employing tail-:
ors managed to -defeat the union
garment workers one year ago,c
they have heaped indignities Upon
the union men and women.
Working conditions have grad
ually become mpre and more un
sanitary. Union officials have
been insulted ; wages have been:
cut, and the lives of the men and
women who dared to strike to 'try .
and better their condition, have
been made miserable.
So another strike was decided
on, and by tomorrow will be ia
The only -great factory that
will not be effected will be" that
of Hart, Schaffner & Marx.
They alone of the great cloth
ing and manufacturers have been
fair to their workers.
T.hey have a special agreement
with the union, 'by .which, when
ever a dispute arises it is, sub
mitted immediately to a non-partisan
board of abritration. Hart,
Schaffner &-Marx always have
abided by the award of the board.