LABOR: Strikes Classified

"There isn't a first-class strike in America. Why do the American people get the jitters when the word 'strike' is mentioned? Is it so terrible that people leave work and refuse to come back until they get something they want?"—Madam Secretary Perkins to newshawks last week in Cleveland. Asked what was the difference between a first-and third-class strike, she offered definitions:

Third-Class Strike—one in which there is headbusting. First-Class Strike—one where the workers are perfectly organized, know exactly what they want and how to go about getting it without busting heads.

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