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APPEAL TO GARMENT WORKERS
TO ORGANIZE IN CHICAGO
An appeal to the -workers in the
ladies' garment trade has been sent
out' from the headquarters of the
International Ladies'. Garment
Workers' union, 1579 Milwaukee av.
Toilers are asked to organize.
The message follows:
"There is not an important city to
day in America where women work
ing at waists, skirts, dresses, kimo
nos and white goods are not organ
ized. The girls have strong unions
in New York, "Philadelphia, Boston,
Worcester, Bridgeport, Springfield,
New Haven and in a number of other
cities. In fact, it is difficult for a girl
without a union book to get a job in
any of these towns. In each shop
the girls have a price committee
which settles prices for them on
piecework and a shop chairlady who
looks after the interests of the girls.
"Why not introduce these same
conditions in Chicago? Why not
have price committees and shop
chairladies in the Chicago shops?
Why should the Chicago girls work
longer hours and earn less than the
girls of other towns?
"The Chicago manufacturers be
come richer and richer every day.
Some of them who have been in
business only a few years are already
worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Why shouldn't the women who work
or them earn a little more and work
under less diffiicult and depressing
"The International Ladies' Gar
ment Workers' union is strongly de
termined td introduce in Chicago the
same conditions that prevail in all
other cities. We hope that the Chi
cago manufacturers will settle tour
grievances in a peaceful way; else
we shall have no other course but to
call a general strike- in all Chicago
shops where waists, skirts, dresses,
white goods-and kimonos are being
"If it comes to a strike it will.be
the biggest 'strike at women work
ers Chicago has yet seen. All the
10,000 women in these trades will
leave their shops. It will be con
ducted under the auspices of the In
ternational Ladies' Garment Work
ers' union, the Woman's Trade
Union league, the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor and of, all the unions of
the state of Illinois.
"Every woman who wants to help
make the movement for improved
conditions a success is requested to
come to the office of our union and
report about conditions in their
FLAT JANITOR GIVE BOSSES
UNTIL NEX TUESDAY
At a meeting held last night at
166 W. Washington the Flat Janitors'
union gave the apartment building
owners until next Tuesday to meet
the men. If no answer is given a
general strike will be called. ,
"The strike will be called next
Tuesday night on apartment build
ings whose owners have not signed
our agreement," said Wm. Quesse,
president of the union. "Our mem
bership numbers 6,089 - or90 per
cent of Chicago janitors, "tfhe Apart
ment Buildings Ass'n of Chicago
numbers only 4 per cent of owners
of buildings. Two hundred owners
have indicated they will sign our
agreement. We will call a meeting
of members during the week and
give each janitor a. copy of the agree?
ment to hand to his employer."
BITS OF NEWS
Directors of Union Station Co. re
fused to accede to demands of labor
unions now on strike against build
ing of new depot.
John Cunningham, Jr., 721 W.
Taylor, arrested when Barbara Kou
ba, 634 Bunker, complained of his
actions on street car.
-Three auto bandits got $17250 in
raid on offices of Northwestern Malt
& Grain Co., 4600 Cortland.
Dr. . S. Sjudondvich, 344 Canter,
dentist suicide. No reason known.
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