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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 16, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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liat they used to get for the longer
No agreement has been signed. It
is expected the Wholesale Clothiers'
ass'n will fight to the last against
any recognition of the union through
any regular written ""and signed con
tract. Sidney Hillman, president of the
Amalgamated Clothing Workers, said
"Union recognition perhaps has
been lost But we have received
concessions. Negotiations are on
now between shop chairmen and
committees on one side and individ
ual employers of the association on
the other side."
Shorter Work hours, higher wages
and more even distribution of work
are direct benefits the strikers win.
Besides, it is understood in every
shop where strike has been on that
foremen and examiners will not be as
ready to bullyrag or cheat as before
the strike.
Royal Tailors' shop is hardest hit
by the strike. Machines in the big
coat shop at Polk st and 5th av. have
been loosened from the floor to be
sold. Reports are that the company
will quit operation -with modern ma
chinery at this shop ano gd back to
its sub-contract method of letting out
job lots of work. In this the company
is back where it started ten years
ago. Whether its cash deficit has
been supplied by the Wholesale
Clothiers' ass'n or whether it gets no
strike fund, like Geo. Knab in the
waitresses' strike of last year, is not
After Lamm & Co. and Myer Bros,
yesterday agreed, with their shop
committees to resume operation with
strikers back at machines, Henry
Barret Chamberlain, press agent for
the bosses, sent a story to newspa
pers that all big shops had arranged
to give their workers a 48-hour week
before the strike began. When
strike was called they determined to
withhold the 48-hour week, but it is
no wto be given as anXmas present. I
Martin Isaacs, lawyer who oper
ates secret service and blacklisting
agency for the Wholesale Clothiers'
ass'n, said today:
"I am glad at last officers of the
union have discovered what everyv
body in the clothing trade has known
for weeks past, that the strike is
over. There has been no agreement
of any kind, no sc-called collective
bargaining and no recognition of the
union. The open shop is more firmly
established now than ever before.
There will be no discrimination
against those, few who remain on
strike through misleadership, intim
idation or violence. The few still out
will be given positions as fast as con
ditions warrant We shall continue
to improve conditions without union
o o
Prospects for quick settlement of
the strike of yardmen on the Belt
Line railroad were bright this after
noon. It is believed the Belt Line
will consent to the operation of a
train to carry workers to the Clear
ing yards. This is what the men
struck for.
G. W. W. Hanger, ass't U. S. com
missioner of mediation and concilia
tion, came to Chicago yesterday, but
failed to influence either employers
or workers into making concessions.
Unless the Belt Line settles before
tomorrow every switchman in Chi
cago will strike, it was announced to
day, arjj
Demands on all roads in the coun
try for an 8-hour day will be submit
ted to referendum vote of the mem
bers of the four big brotherhoods in
volved. This will be the first time a
referendum vote on- demands has
been taken, in past such votes Avere
permitted only on question of strike
after the demands had been decided.
Flames destroyed cottage roof,
6829 S. Wood, forcing Peter Ingalata
and family to street in night clothes

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