Following the issuance of a call for a strike in the New York garment industry by Benjamin Schlesinger, president of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union, Monday morning, the workers went out on strike. The extent of the strike will be determined at registrations held in various halls throughout the city during the day.
Twenty-four members of the striking Left Wing needleworkers were arrested yesterday by officials of the United States Immigration Department. The Department will seek to determine whether the strikers are aliens illegally in the country, in which case they will be deported..
Representatives of local Jewish organizations at a meeting held recently at the Jewish Community Center, Jersey City, N. J., passed a resolution endorsing the idea of a Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, and formulated a program of action looking toward the establishment of such an agency.
An executive committee was appointed which, with the assistance of the Bureau of Jewish Social Research, is planning to make a survey of local philanthropic needs and community resources for maintaining an adequate all-embracing program in the fields of educational, recreational, and philanthropic activity.