Brockton, Mass. (Sep. 11)
The establishment of a soup-kitchen and breadline for needy workers involved in the shoe strike here, will be the first move of the Jewish workers in their effort to aid the newly organized Brotherhood of the Shoe and Allied Craftsmen.
Several hundred Jewish men and women employed in the local shoe factories were enthusiastic in their approval of this course of action which was advised at a mass meeting held at the Labor Lyceum. Both Harry Saltman and Joseph Cohen, leaders in the workers movement, believe that “a tough winter is in front of us.”
The shoe industry here is badly crippled by the labor controversy. The Brotherhood is firm in its stand, supported by the code, which grants the right of workers to be represented in collective bargaining by men of their own choosing.
The Jews here are the first to organize as a racial group to take any definite step in the situation and their action is being followed by all the nationalities in the city.