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1 The laundry workers "who stand
over hot irons all day are rebelling.
' Cigarmakers who must work all day
with fast fingers to make a living
have opened fire on their bosses in
one spot The Hebrew. Institute-Sears-Roebuck
incident has roused
the ire of West Side Jews, who form
a majority of the sweatshop workers.
The girls who struck in the glove
factory are telling some of their ex
periences in that place. The lava
tories and washrooms are locked at
4:30 or 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
The girls quit at 5 :30. They can wait
. is the attitude of the bosses.
"Who the hell put this basket
here?" the foreman shouted at Nellie
Alitto of 740 W. Taylor st the other
day, she says.
"I did and I am supposed to," Nel
lie answered bravely, for she had
been to a union meeting the night be
fore. She was discharged a few days
later. No reason was given.
HERZOG TROUBLE THREATENS
TO SPREAD OUT
A strike at the Herzog factories
which may assume greater propor
tions than that of the glove workers
is threatened. The ladies garment
workers, girls and women, and the
men cutters from the same depart
ment, met last night About 320
Herzog employes attended the meet
ing. Low wages and bad working con
ditions were complained of by the
garment workers in hot speeches..
They decided to let the 20 cutters
handle their case with Louis Herzog,
the manager. Meanwhile, they ara
making application to the Interna
tional Garment Workers' union.
They will meet again tonight, and
tomorrow if possible their demands
or better wages and decent bosses
will be prepared.
The fifteen girls arraigned this
morning in court pleaded not guilty
and took jury trials. No more ar
lests were reported. Elizabeth
Christman, secretary of the glovo
makers' union, met Louis Herzog
last night in an attempt to settle the
strike. He would concede nothing in
the wage situation.
SHIRT IRONERS STRIKE AT THE
KINGLY SHIRT CO
The wave of labor unrest has
slapped against the Kingly Shirt Co.,
at Franklin and Van Buren sts.
Eleven men and two women, shirt
ironers, went on strike yesterday.
Today six policemen are patrolling
the street before the Kingly building
to prevent the ferocious eleven from
picketing. And the shirt ironers are
busy organizing. and notifying their
comrade workers that there is a
strike on at Kingly's.
The ironers get 7 cents for ironing
an ordinary shirt and 8 cents for a
plaited one. Several days ago they
asked for a two-cent raise per shirt,
complaining that they could not live
on the 7-cent rate.
The superintendent coaxed, cajoled
and finally threatened to whip the
spokesman of the ironers and they
walked out. They will be blacklisted
by the laundry men, is the claim of
the ironers, if they do not win their
FRANKLIN CIGARMAKERS OUT
Cigarmakers of the H. B. Franklin
Co., Austin av. and Franklin st, are
Five weeks ago this factory was
organized and most of the demands
for increased pay and better condi
tions were granted. Since then the
firm has been discharging employes
who took an active part in organizing
the shop. This discrimination brought
on the strike.
Twenty-five strikers are doing
picket duty outside the Franklin
St Louis. Federal Judge Dyer dis
solved injunction restraining Arman
do Marsans from playing with St