National Affairs: A Failure

After a three weeks' vacation, the telephone girls of New England returned to work without having realized their demands.

All the telephone girls did not go out originally. Other girls were engaged to take the places of some of the strikers. Young men from the New York Telephone Company were imported as strikebreakers. In addition, there were desertions from the strikers by girls who returned to work.

From the original demands for less work and more pay, the final demand of the strikers changed to a request to be taken back into their former...

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