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Clothing Industry is Paralyzed by Strike

Two thousand cloak makers in forty factories here are now out on strike demanding union conditions. The whole industry is paralyzed. The employers refuse to meet union demands.

The Toronto Jewish community is hard hit by the strike, since ninety percent of the workers on strike are Jewish. Officials of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, which is directing the strike, are optimistic and hope for an early settlement. Toronto police are guarding the factory district but so far there have been no clashes between the strikers and the police.