The general strike threatened by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union may be averted as a result of the mediation efforts of Lieutenant Governor Herbert H. Lehman, it is indicated here.
Leaders of the various groups involved in the controversy will meet again on Saturday with the Lieutenant Governor. In the interim various interested groups will meet with each other in an effort to settle their differences.
Pending the conclusion of the negotiations no strike will be declared although members of the Union by an almost unanimous vote favored the calling of a strike.
Colonel Lehman has been conferring with leaders of contending groups for the past week.
The Union declared a strike as a protest against the effort of the contractors to introduce the piece work system.
The union seeks to establish a week work system and also the limitation of contractors.