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JOHN WALKER TAKES A SLAM AT THE! MILITIA
AND THE I. W. W. AT SUNDAY MEETING
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
7 N. D. Cochran, ggjBgas Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. Tg'J' Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St 398 . By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 3, NO. 66. Chicago, Monday, Dec 15, 1913 ONE CENT
FAIR EMPLOYES STRIKE AGAINST
SLAVING ON SUNDAY
Fifty Clerks Rebel at Mrs. Lehmann's Store Against Be
ing Paid Only With a Supper for Laboring All Day
Sunday Ed Lehmann Admits It's One
of the Store's Habits.
The State street department store owners seem to have already for
gotten the exposures made by the O'Hara Vice Commission when their
system of working their employes was shown up as a thing of horror.
1 Already the, big owners are taking advantage of their underpaid girls
' and men and forcing hem to do extra work m order to handle the Christ-
A mas" rush.
;fP One of the biggest violators this year is The Fair, where Mrs Leh-
mann is proving that she believes what she says when she told a reporter
I from The Day Book, that department store girls weren't worth any more
than they were getting,
And so, believing m that statement, she has evidently set out to force
; - girls to earn the meager sum they are getting by making them work on
I For three Sundays 125 men, women and girls have been forced to
I come to work on Sundays, fearing if they didn't they would lose their
jobs They must do this because the mighty firm of Lehmann will not
I allow them to-take enough time during the week days to fix up their stock.
. And TheMFalr refuses to "pay the clerks for this extra work,
r Yesterday about 50 of the gamer clerks rebelled and their was great
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