A call for a general strike in the garment industry, affecting 85,000 workers, was issued by the International Ladies’ Germent Workers’ Union. This action followed the favorable vote on the proposal by the shop chairmen of the union. The strike was set for some time in August.
The strike call went to 30,000 cloak and suit workers and 55,000 dress industry workers in the metropolitan area. It was issued by David Dubinsky, president of the union, because the representatives of the manufacturers insisted on piecework instead of week-work in the negotiation between the manufacturers and the union officials. The majority of the workers involved are Jewish.