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FULL TELEGRAPHIC AND CABLE NEWS SERVICE
OF THE UNITED PRESS v
THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
VoL 1, No. 215 Chicago, Tuesday, June 4, 1912
TEAMSTERS' STRIKE IS
To Come Saturday Unless Trou
ble .of Freight Handlers
... Is Settled.
A strike of union teamsters in
Chicago, in sympathy with strik
ing freight handlers, is a certainty
unless the differences between the
freight handlers and the railroads
are settled before the end of the
This was definitely decided
upon yesterday at a conference
between officers of the freight
handlers and teamsters, and at a
mass meeting of the teamsters
last night the-attitude of their of
ficers was approved. Power to
call a strike now lies in the hands
of vthe teamsters' officials.
This action, which will par
alyze the moving of freight from
local warehouses, has been-decid-ed
upon only after every effort
has been made by the -freight
.handlers to settle the strike
Thinking that the trouble
would be adjusted, the teamsters
have o fsar averted an open
breach. Now, however, fhey are
determined to strike,. refusing to
handle good trucks by non-union
freight handlers. --
A definite time for the suspen
sion of work has not yet beende
cided upon, but it was said at the
offices of the freight handlers'
union this afternoon that the men
would be out by Saturday unless
the railroads came to time.
There is little likelihood of a
settlement. On two previous oc
casions President Garnett of the
General Managers' association,
declared there was nothing to ar
bitrate, as the roads were not feel-'
ing -the effect of the strike, and ,
would refuse to treat with an or-,
ganization that had gone on
TAILORS WALK OUT IN
Cutters and Trimmers Are Better
Fortified Now Than in 1911.
One hundred tailors, among
them thirty women, .struck yes
terday afternoon in ashop of B.
Kuppenheimer & Co., 21st street
and Blue Island avenue, in sym
pathy with striking cutters and
The tailors also declared they
had their, own wrongs to redress.