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Ing ror a living wage, sixteen mat
tress workers who say they were in
no trouble are out on bond from the
Maxwell street police station. Some
were arrested while walking near un
fair factories, others were picked up
at union headquarters. "Very few of
the mattress workers can speak Eng
lish and all are poverty-stricken.
They are mostly Russian Jews and
can't understand why Cossack meth
ods are employed against them in
what they thought was free America.
They say they cannot feed their
families on $8 a week. They will
win their cause if the fight is fair.
Yesterday a scab in front of the
Dixie Cotton Felt Co., 2035 S. Racine
av., pulled a dagger on a picket He
was not held. Aid. Rodriguez has
promised to investigate the police
When Jacob Resnick, of Art Win
dow Shade Co., 2411 N. Halsted, and
leader of the Window Shade Mfg.
ass'n, toured his jobs on the North
Side yesterday to see what sort of
work the scabs were doing, a uni
formed policeman rode in the ma
chine. Upholsterers' union, Local 111, de
clared a strike against him and 19
other manufacturers of the ass'n.
They want wages increased from 43
to 60 cents an hour and hours re
duced from 51 tp 44 per week. The
men charge open use of police
against them. They are Americans,
not easily duped and the method
used against the mattress workers of
arresting men have not yet been em
ployed against them.
Henry Bosch, biggest window
shade maker in Chicago, has signed
the union's agreement "Business is
good, why shouldn't I give the men a
fair deal?" Bosch told the union lead
ers. Lippert's and the Ogden window
shade companies have also signed up.
ho Ofrden. 1148 W. 88th St., is a
li mber of the manufacturers' ass'n.
ie Rex Raincoat Co., has signed
the raincoat makers' agreement
granting a raise of 20 per cent This
has been an open shop plant Pres.
Schlessinger, Ladies' Garment Work
ers of America, will confer with local
leaders at Hotel LaSalle Sunday.
Only one firm, Rosenwald & Veil,
Kinzie and Ashland, stands in the j
way of complete victory for the rain- Vi
Three firms signed up with the
mattress workers today. They are:
Comfort Bedding Co., 817 N. Ash- W
land; National Bedding Co., 1617 Mil
waukee av., and M. Wecker, 1625
Milwaukee. They have granted the
desired increase of 20 per cent in
United Hebrew Unions will meet at
Palace theater building at 10 a. m.
Sunday to enlist aid for the mattress
workers. The workers will hold a
protest parade tomorrow starting at
4 p. m., from Miller and 12th st The
route will be 12th to Blue Island, to
Racine, to 21st, to Throop, to 12th,
to Workingmen's hall, where a mass
meeting will be held.
A banner of Bakers' and Confec
tioners' union No. 2 is flying over the
Great Northern bldg. to show that
the union is as trimphantly in busi
ness as it ever was.
There is clamoring among mem
bers of Amlg. Clothing Workers for a
general strike. Tentative plans for
the big walkout were talked of at the ,
district council meeting last night
With joining of cutters of Royal
Tailors, all special order houses are
organized and there is clamor for
strike. JHyer Bros.' strike is pro
gressing satisfactorily. The workers
are standing like a unit.
A preliminary strike fund will be
raised by a dollar assessment The
national organization will start the 3
fund with $100,000 and give more j
Several patrol wagons loaded with
police rushed 25 striking diemakers
in front of Torris, Wold & Co., 240 N.
Ashland. Strike just called there.
Company making war munitions