LABOR: The Textile Strike

The movement for a wage advance to textile operatives in New England (of whom there are over 300,000) gathered impetus by the formal demand of the Fall River Textile Council for an increase of 15% in wages to become effective April 2. Fall River has 36,000 workers employed in 111 textile mills. About half of these workers belong to the Textile Council and about half to the United Textile Workers, who asked for a 29% increase a few weeks ago.


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