LABOR: Silent Silk

Strikes in the nation's silk mills usually raise a far louder racket than the whirring spindles and clattering shuttles which stop because of them. Feuds between employe and employer have almost always been bitter, sometimes bloody. Ever since last May, when energetic little Sidney Hillman, able, Lithuanian-born chief of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers (TIME, April 19), commenced drawing textile workers into C. I. O., signing up man after man in mill after mill, many a bystander wondered what would happen to whom when Mr. Hillman chose to call a strike, 1937 model....

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