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2 C LAST EDITION 2 C
FORCE WHITLOCK TO LOWER U.S.FLAG
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL 6, NO. 118 Chicago, Thursday, February 15, 1917 398
THE BIG FIGHT IS ON!
15 GIRLS AND MEN ARE
i THROWN INTO CELLS
'.Thousands of Garment Workers Strike for More Pay
and Shorter Hours Pjblice Take a Hand on Bosses'
"' Side Many Big Firms Are Hit "Peaceful
Fight" Is Workers' Slogan.
Between 4,500 and 5,000 members
of the International Ladies' Garment
Workers' union walked out on strike
vtoday and paralyzed the clothing
'making Industry of Chicago.
The walkout came at 10 a. m. and
was the result of a strike call sent
out by the executive copmittee. The
strikers, men and women, marched
out orderly and peaceful, as instruct
ed in the circulars sent them by the
union. Workers on waists, dresses,
skirts, kimonos and white goods
made up the strikers.
Benj. Schlessinger, president of the
union, said before leaving for a brief
trip to New York, that the strike
affected 75 per cent of the clothing