Yiddish Theatrical Employes Threaten General Strike

Employes of Yiddish theatres in New York threatened a general strike at a meeting on Thursday night in answer to the ultimatum presented during the week by nine theatrical managers that they would close all their houses next Sunday night unless their employes accepted a 40 per cent wage cut in all departments. The meeting, representing 700 Yiddish theatrical employes, decided to send a telegram to managers in which they were requested to rescind their ultimatum, otherwise their action would be regarded as a lockout.

The meeting, which lasted four hours, chose a committee of five which will confer with the managers with regard to the latter’s ultimatum. Morris Feinstone, secretary of the United Hebrew Trades, stated at the meeting that the unions were ready to meet their employers half way in an effort to solve their common problems, but that they will refuse to do so under threats.

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