LABOR: Strikes

Three million New York Straphangers hung as usual last week. The subway strike of some 700 "keymen" (motormen and switchmen) had practically failed. Herman A. Metz, one of the three public representatives of the Interborough directorate, refused to recognize the strikers' "outlaw union." The "union" leaders, Herman A. Metz, Harry Bark, Joseph Phelan refused to return on any other basis. Meantime, the I. R. T., bearing in mind the famed Danbury Hatters case, brought suit against the strikers for 239,000 damages ("violation of contract.") Said noted jurist Samuel Untermeyer, "This is...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!