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OF INTEREST TO LABOR
A committee from the Building
Trades Council will confer with
the officials of the L. Wolff MfgJ
Co., at noon tomorrow, in an ef
fort to get the company to accede
to the demands of its striking
iron enamelers. The strikers will
hold a mass meeting tomorrow
night at Superior and Noble
It was disclosed at the meeting
of the wives and children of the
striking employes of the Wolff
Co. yesterday,,, that the women
are now Jaking an active interest
in the strike, and are doing picket
duty to dissuade strike-breakers
from working in the shop. The
meeting was addressed by Miss
Agnes Johnson and Miss Emma
Steghagen of the Women's
Trades Union League. A. Wan
geman was the chairman.
Washington, Feb. 1. Striking
at the steel trust, which is accus
ed by the department of com
merce and labor with forcing its
employes to work 24 hours
straight without relief, and with
maintaining 18-hour tricks, Rep.
McCall, Mass., has introduced a
resolution providing for an
amendment to the constitution
giving congress the right to reg
ulate hours of labor throughout
the United States.
Davenport, la., Feb. 1. Col.
George W. Burr, cammandent of
the government arsenal at Rock
Island, was today informed by
union leaders that Taylor system
shop cards would not be accept-
ed by union arsenal employes.
Col. Burr announced he would is
sue the cards within a few days.
Washington, Feb. I. The sen
ate today passed Senator Borah's i
bill creating a children's bureau -
in the department of commerce
and labor. A similar bill is pend-'
ing in the house. "
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MILITIAMEN GUARD 2,000
Lawrence, Mass., Feb. ,1. The -promise
of the mill owners that
they would break the strike if
given enough soldiers and were
rid of Joe Ettor and Arturo Giov
anniti became plainer today.
Through secret negotiations,
2,000 high priced operatives not
affiliated with the-unfor, but who
walked out with the union men
and women, returned to work to
day. Militiamen, their rifles loaded
with ball cartridges, guarded
them to and from work.
The importation of strike
breakers is expected to begin im
Strike Leader Yates, who hasi
taken charge since the jailing-ofa-Ettor
and Giovanniti, issued -aj
statement today: -ir.
"The hope of the mill owners?
that they have broken the back-a
bone of the strike by "getting rid'4v
of Ettor and Giovanniti, is futiet
The strike will go on. Ettor and
Giovanniti will be freed. Even
the district attorney has admitted
to friends he has no case against
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