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to a big majority in favor of
One hundred and forty thou
sand workers are now on strike.
There are 75,000 ladies' garment
workers. If they join the strik
ers, 215,000 men and women will
be walking the street in the great
est tailoring trades strike of his
tory. Philadelphia, Jan. 8. The offi
cials of the local garment work
ers union believe Philadelphia
manufacturers are doing work
for the closed shops in New York.
An investigation is under way,
and if it be found that the Phil
adelphia bosses are trying to help
out the New York ones who have
refused their employes decent liv
ing wages or working conditions.
a sympathetic strike of 15,000
garment workers here is almost
New York, Jan. 8. One of the
chief figures in the great garment
workers' strike is 19-year-old
Rosie Schneiderman, boss of the
New York girls' division.
New York has cause to remem
ber Rosie Schneiderman, for it
was she then only 18 years old
who led the striking laundry
workers to victory last winter.
It was just such another strike
as this one. It was called Jan
nary 3, in the midst of a blinding
snowstorm. It was not settled
until the beginning of February.
And all through those long
weeks of the bitterly cold winter,
Rosie Schneiderman helped to
hold the laundry girls together,
strengthen their - hearts aod
point out to them the way to vic
tory. The laundry girls starved, many
of them. Rosie did for one. But
they stuck to the end, and at the
end they won.
One of the most striking fea
tures of the whole strike centered
around Rosie Schneiderman.
The Twilight club, one of the
most fashionable and exclusive
Rose Schneiderman, Who Heads ,
Girls' Division of the New
York Gannefit Workers.
clubs in New York, was much ;
worried by the laundry strike.
The members were afraid they ;
might not be able to get clean
So the president of the Twilights
club, out of the condescending
goodness of her heart, invited "
Rosie Schneiderman to "address" -the
club after one of its rich ban-
The dinner dragged through
its many; courses. The wine was;