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COUNTY HOSPITAL HIT IN AFFIDAVITS
JOHN HARDING RAPS MRS, YOUNG,
AND MARGARET HALEY RAPS HARDING
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, gggggag Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. TpJ Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St. 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 3, NO. 72
Chicago, Monday, Dec. 22, 1913
MRS. RAYMOND ROBINS SAYS STATE
TREET STORES HAVE BLACKLIST
Says Department Stores Intimidate Girl Clerks and Fire
Them If They Join Labor Union Supt. Bridges
of Siegel-Cooper Store Denies
the- Blacklist Charge.
Do State street department stores maintain a blacklist, which is in
voked against employes who have been discharged for certain causes?
Mrs. Raymond Robins, president of the Women's Trades Union League,
says they do.
P. J. Bridges, superintendent of Siegel, Cooper & Co., says they do not
Mrs. Robins' charge came in a speech, last night before Grace Church
Forum, during which she assailed the stores for intimidating girl employes
last summer when they attempted to form a union.
"When girls are afraid to protest against injustices for fear of losing
their positions, there is something wrong in the industrial world," declared
"Last summer, when we attempted to organize the department store
girls, we wertdld we would meet with failure, because the girl didn't want
to belong to a labor organization.
"That was untrue. The girls did want the organization. We failed,
but it was not hecause of lack of interest on the part of the girls.
"We were unable to combat the Inttaidation of the department stora