April 15, 1881
- I . the rights of strikers. THK DENIAL OF AS INJCHCTIOS i AOAIS6T STRIKTXQ IROX-MOIJ)KRS. COXHRMEn, RocmtSTER, Y., April 14. Last October, the lron-molders of the Johnston Harvester Company at Brockport struck for an advance in wages of 25 per cent. The company asked the court for an Injunction restrain ng the striking molders from influencing tbe new men- coming to the town against entering the employ -of the company either by moral suadon or threats, by combination or Individually, as such proceedings interfered with i be plaintiffs' business and kept ' &no men from employment. Judge Macomber, at Special Term, de-; nied the motion to continue tbe injunction, and, among other things, said that orderly co-operation was pent n tea ny law. Me traced the History ot tills form of cnml ination to secure and protect wares. and was tin willing to extend the doctrine of recovery lonr.e peaveiui enticiug or free agents, men as these men were, they not having contracted for service for any stated rriod. He said there should be no legislation beyond Ruch as protected both parties from violence, trespass, and against breaches of tlve peace. Aggregated capital had a tendency to induce the combination of labor to prevent capital from disturbing its relationship to the detriment of labor. It was for such reason that trades-unions were organized, and for such reasons was i that their policy could on principles of political economy be recognized and sustained. The laws of supply and demand should govern the parties. Tho field open to both parties whs wide. 1 This opinion was sustained by the General Term to day here. The court says: The acts, not con troverted, to restrain wnicti an injunction was aked for. did not constitute an evasion of any clear right of property vested In the plaintiff. It did not appear that such sots, whether done or threatened to tie done, resulted, or would have re suited. In Irreparable injury to plaintiff, and the di.-cretion of the Special Term. In refusing to con tinne tbe injunction. wa propt riy exercised." The cbs Is one of great Importance to all working men and employers. It will be appealed to the Court of Appea's.