National Affairs: Scabs and the Ruhr

Mr. Harry V. Dougherty, head of a private detective agency which specializes in providing " emergency labor," a polite term for labor scabs, gave an interview in which he said that he had opened negotiations with the French Government whereby he would secure American Negro labor to operate the Ruhr coal mines. But he was unable to persuade any Negroes to take up his offer of $7 a day, plus board and lodging, nor could passports for the strikebreakers be obtained from the State Department.

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