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WE THINK MORE OF CHILDREN, WOMEN AND
MEN THAN OF BEEF, PORK AND MUTTON
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,NO.102 Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1913 ONE CENT
SWEATER-SLAVE AND BIG BOSS TELL THEIR
SIDES OF N. Y. GARMENT WORKERS' STRIKE
Girl Says She Was Fired for Not Slaving on Sunday
Owner Says Girls Are Lucky to Get $6 a Week.
Cleveland, O., Jan. 28. Near
ly every big eastern railroad will
probably be tied up in a strike of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen and Engineers owing to
the dodging attitude maintained
by the railroad officials, accord
ing to leaders of the labor organ
ization. The eastern railroad magnates
made rather vague offers of "cer
tain wage increases" if allowed to
arbitrate by their own methods,
but this can scarcely be called
much of an inducement to their
employes, and one of the biggest
and most effective walkouts in re
cent years is expected.
The difference between the
firemen ana the railroads will
doubtless delay the hearing of the
trainmen's demand until February.
By Mary Boyle O'Reilly.
New York, Jan. 28. I have
just finished another day among
the striking garment workers of
New York. I put in 15 hours try
ing to find out just two things
why these hundred thousand girls
and women, with no funds and no
power behind them, have so
bravely struck, and why their em
ployers, with so much money and
so much power, have refused to
heed their demands ever so
slightly. And so I talked to scores
of "the girls" and to many of the
bosses; and here, so that you, too,
may know BOTH sides of this
tremendous strike, I set down
side by side the stories of Laura
Poddrecki, sweater-slave, and
Louis Abramowitz, big boss
stories that they each told me
with their own lips.
What Factory Slave Said.
Laura Poddrechi, girl soldier of
J 15, on picket duty before a "scab"'