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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 29, 1913, Image 8

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TIE-UP OF GARMENT INDUSTRY PREDICTED
EMPLOYERS BACK TO OLD TACTICS
Following the stride in the shop of
Ederheimer, Stein & Company, 2133
South Kedae avenue, yesterday
avenue, yesterday morning, when
300 workers went out because the
shop refused to take back a man
they had discharged for joining the
union, the rumor of trouble is spread
ing rapidly.
The several hundred, workers in
the other shops of this firm will prob
ably go out in sympathy.
B. Kuppenheimer & Company dis
charged one of their girl workers,
Anna Kranz, because she refused to
wear a "benevolent association" but
ton, the benevolent association being
one of the schemes inaugurated by
the firms to discourage unionism
among the workers.
.Anna Kranz threw the button to
the floor and declared she would not
wear the badge of a "scab." A com
mittee of the employes have notified
the firm that they must take the girl
back. In the event that this request
is not granted a strike will be called
hVthis shop.
Hirsh Wlckwire Company dis
charged two or three -men for join
ing the union and there is a prospect
of trouble there. The employers all
over the city are falling back on the
old" tactics of weeding out the union
members, but they are only hasten
ing trouble.
"While every shop is not thorough
ly organized, there Ais a thoroughly
organized committee in everyshop in
the city and the workers will be guid
ed entirely by the commands of these
committees.
Some of the employers have re
duced the hours to 60 a week, others
have added a slight increase to the
wage, still others have had girls sen
from the Employers' Association
so-called welfare workers who extend
the "glad-hand" to the garment
workers and advise against organization;-
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The organizers regard it as a
charge of bayonets when the ammu
nition is exhausted and they are
confident that inside of the next two
weeks, unless the employers will
meet the officers of the union and
agree to the demands of the workers,
the entire garment industry of Chi
cago will be tied p.
The Employers' Association realize
that they cannot afford to- have this
happen. -This is the busy season and
the Eastern cities are so thoroughly
organized that Chicago could expect
no assistance there.
Union meetings are being held all
over 'the city and the movement.Ao--ward
complete organization Is mak
ing rapid strides.
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VOTE FRAUD PROBE GOES BACK
INTO JUDGE COOPER'S COURT
Judge William Fenimore Cooper
today took the state's attorney vote
fraud back into the jurisdiction of
his court, whence it was snagged by
Stated Attorney Maclay Hoyne.
Cooper ordered the calling of a
special grand jury to investigate the
reported fraud in Hoyne's election
for June 6. A special prosecutor will
be appointed as soon as the grand
jury convenes.
Cooper's decision was made in
caustic language anent the manner
in which State's Attorney Hoyne had
gone over his head to Judge Kersten
and secured the appointment of
Clyde L. Day as a special state's at- .
torney.
The county board, which already
has refused to appropriate funds for
Clyde L. Day's grand jury, probably
willTecognlze'the grand jury ordered
by" Cooper and the special prosecutor
appointed by him.
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Perpignan, France. Two tons of
nltrb-gljfcerine exploded, demolish
ingdynamlte plant "Five known
dead. Many missing.
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