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LABOR UNIONS START FIGHT FOR UNIVERSAL
Stirring scene from the second act of "The Weavers," showing the re
bellious employes of the labor tyrant who exploits the handloom weavers,
aroused by the singing of a fabor hymn. "The Weavers" tells the story of
the downtrodden Sjlesian working people in 1840. The drama caused a
revulsion of feeling in Germany, and was one of the bits of propaganda
that brought about a vast betterment of working conditions.
New York, Feb. 22. An eight-hour
day for every workingman!
That is the object of a great cam
paign just launched the first in
America by the Labor Center asso
ciation in New York.
Millions of striking poster stamps
will carry the message to all corners
of the country. Every union man
and. union sympathizer is asked to
use these stamps on all his corre
spondence to spread it broadside
under the eyes of his fellow-workers,
employers and the general public.
With 400,000 railway employes
threatening a strike unless they get
the eight-hour day, and the coal
miners doing the same, it is evident
this campaign is to have the greatest
publicity in the history of organized
Women garment workers through
out the country are expected to fol
low the 60,000 now on strike in New
York for snorter working hours.
And straphangers please note It