The lockout against poultry commission merchants by a number of markets in Brooklyn which involved the laying-off of 200 slaughterers and 350 market workers was temporarily called off yesterday according to Abraham Franzel, president of the Live Poultry Market Association and moving figure in the lockout, who told the Bulletin that a temporary settlement with the commission merchants had been effected gaining for the market men most of their demands.
More than 150 members of Shochtim Union Local 440, the organization of poultry slaughterers, met last night at the Bialy-stoker Auditorium, East Broadway and Clinton street, and voted acceptance of a temporary agreement with the market men under which they will return to work tomorrow in most markets.
Fear was expressed that certain market owners are trying to gouge the slaughterers by forcing them to slaughter more fowl or receive lower wages than the union agreement calls for.
A new agreement is expected to go into effect next Monday where by slaughterers will be paid fifty-five dollars per week and will slaughter fifty coops of fowl per week.
Another mass meeting of the