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THE DAY BOOK
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VOL.3, NO. 88
Chicago, Monday, Jan. 12, 1914
TELEPHONE OPERATORS ORGANIZE TO
FIGHT ROTTEN CONDITION!
Their Fight to Start, at North Side Exchanges To Follow
Plans o f -Providence, R. I,, Girls, Where Or ganiza
Hon i Has Met With Unusual Success
1 )Tired of Present Treatment, ' ,
. Unbearable working . conditions
when have caused several cases of
nervous breakdowns, the hurry-up
.system, insufficient wages and other
abuses-vare to be fought,-"if the tele
phone operators' union now being
urged in several North Side ex
;changes,prove a success.
Similar efforts to organize have
been made in the past but the, girls
have always.1 been beaten backJ At
the time of-;the operators' strike in
St. Louis , and Boston several of the
local girls took up the 'work by pro
testing against the Chicago Tele
phone ' Company shipping girls to
those cities to act as strikebreakers.
Biit the leaders of the movement
were discovered and the plan quash
ed. But the girls are recovering now
and the" work has already begun on
the North Side.
The new movement hasrbeen given
added impetus by the sad case of
Stella O'Brien, a young operator who
worked at the Central exchange.
Miss O'Brien shot herself in a sui-
clde; attempt during a nervous "break-