National Affairs: Strike

LABOR Strike In Paterson, N. J., 3,500 workers in 130 broad silk mills -t-went on strike. They wanted a 10% wage increase, the 8-hour day, recognition of their union (Asso- ciated Silk Workers). The strikers insisted that their number would swiftly increase. Henry Barr, President of the Broad Silk Manufacturers, insisted that the percentage of striking workers was very small, despite the fact that 50% had quit work. Socialist Nominee for the Presidency Norman Thomas expressed sympathy. "I speak officially for my party," he said, "when I say that we stand ready to...

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