RAILROADS: Shopmen Want More

Seventy cents an hour was the minimum wage fixed by the U. S. Railroad Labor Board for shopmen: machinists, boilermakers, blacksmiths, electricians, sheet metal workers, carmen.

Ninety cents an hour is the minimum demanded by the shopmen of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie, with a minimum of 67 cents an hour for helpers. Similar demands are said to have been served on the New York Central System and the Baltimore and Ohio. The shopmen number 400,000. It is estimated that the contemplated increase will cost the roads $50,000,000 annually.

Already certain of the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!