Textile Competition

It has long been an open secret that the textile industries of Massachusetts are being hard put to it by the keen competition of the new and steadily growing textile industry of North Carolina, The Massachusetts textile industry has an investment of something like $500,000,000 in the business; it produces about $600,000,000 in goods annually, and employs about 125,000 workers.

The Massachusetts mill interests, among other obstacles, are up against state laws which prescribe a 48-hour week and forbid the employment of women after 6:00 p.m. The...

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