LABOR: Enduring

Haggard, shopworn, peevish— 14,000 workers walked out into the dirty snow of Jan. 26, 1926. They would teach insolent mill owners not to cut wages.

Twenty-four long hours, one long day; seven long days, one long week. The 23rd week of the strike in Passaic, N. J., opened with Albert Weisbord, of the Harvard Law School, bespectacled, frail dynamo of the textile workers, making preparations for an all summer battle: "We shall hold on like bulldogs, no matter what punishment they inflict upon us," he said.

His lieutenant, Jack Rubenstein, celebrated by getting...

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