Toronto, Ont. (Jul. 19)
Labor difficulties that have been sweeping the United States were echoed in this city when 2,000 members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union walked out on a “stoppage” today that closed all cloak factories. The “stoppage,” which is a cessation of work without constituting a strike, is directed against contractors and jobbers in the trade.
According to union officials, the “stoppage” and not a general strike was declared because a majority of the manufacturers adhere to the union’s agreement. The contractors and jobbers, on the contrary have opened their shops and have refused to pay the minimum wage.
In sympathy with the garment workers, the Fur Workers’ Union of Toronto has also walked out. Officials of the union declare that fur workers in cloak factories will not return to work until the stoppage is settled.
At the New York office of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union it was stated that the Toronto stoppage is in no way