CANADA: Strike Town

Last week the small southern Ontario mill town of Paris was rounding out its second month of a bitter labor conflict. Back in November the United Textile Workers of America (A.F.L.) had called a strike meeting. Of the 4,637 people in Paris, 650 were employed in the Penman's, Ltd. textile mills, the town's No. 1 industry. At the strike meeting, only 51 people cast ballots, 27 in favor of a strike, 24 against it. The company granted a 5¢-an-hour increase, but union leaders, seeking 15¢, used their three-vote majority to call the...

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