LABOR: No, Yes

Last week the spokesmen of 27,000 textile workers of New Bedford, Mass., said NO to the State, citizens, manufacturers. Ever since early April, when a 10% cut in cotton mill wages was announced, the seven unions of the New Bedford Textile Council have conducted a strike (TIME, Aug. 13). The former average wage of $19 a week was. they said, scant enough; $17 was unthinkable. Recently the State Board of Conciliation & Arbitration, the Citizens Mediation Committee, decided to compromise. They proposed only a 5% wage cut. The New Bedford Manufacturers...

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