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Paperhangers Refuse to Handle German Products

The first direct result of the boycott on German-made goods declared by the American Federation of Labor at its recent convention in Washington, was felt here yesterday when a group of union paperhangers belonging to District Council 9, of the Brotherhood of Painters, were instructed by union officials not to handle German-made wall paper in the work going on in Rockefeller Center.

G. Pellechia, assistant secretary of the union, declared that the situation was practically that of a strike and that the Rockefeller Center authorities had been informed that the men would not go back to work until another wall paper was substituted for the German product.

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