Brainard men strike demand $2 for 10 hr day

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him de­ stand law­ de­ that situa­ in­ of has the jfhet no of evi­ has detail bitter la­ jail. the Mrs. been of has of tkeir serv­ now their dur­ and as ap­ the in has Beneficial association for several years. He is chief engineer of the steamer Onoko. FREIGHT MEN STRIKE II lip SHOPS Unorganized Workers in N. P. Shops at Brainerd Demand $2.00 Wage Scale. Form a Temporary Union and Request that Organizer be Sent to Help Them. BRAINERD, Minn., May 16.—The freight handlers and helpers employ­ ed in the Northern Pacific railroad store house and scrap iron heap are on a strike for a $2.00 wage scale. The men have been getting $1.75 for the ten hour day. They do not now ask for a shorter wprk day. The strikers have organized a tem­ porary union, and a request has been sent to the State Federation of Labor to send an organizer there at once to perfect the organization. The men will in all probability affiliate with the American Federation of Labor di­ rect. There are fifty-four men engaged in the strike, and all of them have signed the application for a charter. It is understood that the machinists and boilermakers will stand by the striking freight handlers in the event of employing non-union men to take their places. The State Federation of Labor has deputized Martin Freeman to act as special organizer for the occasion. Mr. Freeman is secretary of the Brainerd Trade and Labor assembly. men in tion. The pects the tion Federation Equity Fefferation their Bethel. G. eration mittee mittee reported ing by for -The tion wish next Paul of the of the Montgomery, for

Clipped from The Labor World18 May 1907, SatPage 1

The Labor World (Duluth, Minnesota)18 May 1907, SatPage 1
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