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 - CARPENTERS MOW ONSTRIKE Close to 600" Union Men...
CARPENTERS MOW ONSTRIKE Close to 600" Union Men Will Not Return to Work Tomorrow Morning, j THEIR DEMANDS REFUSED Master Carpenters' Association Tells of Agreement in Statement Issued Last Night Refused their demand of an increase of ten cents per hour by the Master Carpenters' Association, tha &73 carpenters, comprising Loral Union, No. 181, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, will not go out to work tomorrow morning. v Some weeks ago Thomas F. Flynn, business agent for the carpenters, sent out letters to the leading contractors and guilders of the city In which ha stated 4hit If the requests of the men were not granted before November 88, the union men would stop working. .Thus far only one offer has been made by the contractors and this has been flatly refused. The 73 striking men will hold a special meeting tomorrow night at Goodman's hall. 12S Tenn avenue, when further plans for staying away from work until their original demands are granted, will be perfected. The following statement was Issued last night by the Master Carpenters' association: Master Carpenters wish to contradict a statement made bv local Carpenters' Union No. 361 In regards to wage In. crease, which stated a two (S) cent per hour offered by the Master Carpenters. The facts In the matter aro as follows: Local No. 261 entered Into an agreement ln - 1918 with the Master Carpenters whereby thev received fifty cents per hour until April 1st. 1918. when rate was to be Increased to 61 tic per hour. This agreement has until April 1, 1920 to run. Local No. 361 now demands the breaking of this contract regardless of the fact that the Master Carpenters have figured six months future work at tho above rate, by de. nianding a tlat Increase of SOc per day, thereby causing a great oss to "the Master Carpenters. , The Master Carpenters. In attempting to meet these demands, have offered to Local No. 261 an Increase of 40u per day over the present rate of our contract with them. At a meeting held Nov. 28. 1917, the Master Car. penters refused to agree to the increase of 80c per day, claiming the same to be an injustice to the public

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  1. The Scranton Republican,
  2. 29 Nov 1917, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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