National Affairs: Phone Workers' Strike

Striking has been in style so long among laboring men that it no longer excites much comment except when it affects some industry in which the public is intimately concerned. But a strike of women exclusively is a novelty. That is what made unusually interesting the operators' strike in the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company

The reasons why women do not strike more are common knowledge: 1) Women's work is mainly unskilled, and therefore women workers are usually easy to replace. 2) Many women workers get free board at home or are otherwise not entirely...

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