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WHQ SAID , WOMEN MERE AFRAID?
REAP ABOUT THE JAILER'S WIFE: WHO
DROVE! TEN CRIMINALS BACK TO CELLS
THE DAY BOOK
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Mi. D..fGochran, " sggBg 500 South Peoria St
Editor and Publisher.. ps,dyiS Tel. Monroe 353.,
VOL.2,-NO.'157 Chicago, Wednesday, April 2, 1913
FOUR HUNDRED GIRLS JOIN NEW. UNION FOR
STATE STREET" STORE EMPLOYES
, Wbmen Believe Trust Newspaper Stories of 'Voluntary
Raising of Pay :by Employers ' Inspired' To
Keep Girls From Joining lmpn.
The, second organization meeting,
of the employes of the State street
department stores was held "in
Musicians' Hall, 175 "West Washing
ton street, last night.
And despite the .efforts of the big
stores to suppress any attempts at.
organization", the hall .was jammed
Tvith over 500 persons, mostly young
The work of organization was un
der the direct charge of ilary An
derson, organizer for the Women's
Trade Union League.
Four hundred of the girls joined
the union'paid initiation, fees,- were
given cards and pledged themselves
to do missionary work among the
It is .estimated that thercare 6,000
girls employed in the State street
stores. -The, Women's Trade. Union
' League considers it has 'dorie very
well in getting 400. of them- united in
two meetings'. ' -
The organization, will take-in only
the Stat street stores,, Once they
are .thoroughly organized a move
ment will be started "to organize the
outside stores. ' , , ,
Ttie meeting last night was ad
dressed by Mary Anderson, Mrs.. Ray
mond Robins, president of the
Women's Trade UnionLeague, .Mary
McDowell and . Mrs. . Joseph T.
Emmett Flood, organizer, for .the
American Federation of Labor, who is
in charge of the organization of the
men employes, also spoke.
' The' big stores, led by Marshall
Field & -Co. as usual, . are - fighting
every .move of the girls in" their effort
to organize. ,
They donpt dare oppose the -organization
openijr. They know that
would mean, public, denunciation after
the stories they were forced to tell
by the 0!Hara low wage commission.
But in every underhand way, their
highly paid managers can think df,
obstacles are being putin the'way of
Orders have gone but, in most of
the stores .that employes must not
gather in groups while in the store.