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Parley is Called to Halt Planned Garment Strike

In an attempt to settle peacefully difficulties in the knit goods industry, the NRA State Regional Board has called a conference for next Tuesday at 3 p. m. at which collective bargaining will be discussed by the Knit Goods Workers Union and the Metropolitan Knitted Textile Association, representing the manufacturers. The workers’ union is prepared to call a strike if a settlement is not made at the parley.

Approval of the proposed strike of 18,000 knit goods workers, half of whom are Jewish, in New York and vicinity has been given by the parent organization, the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union. The United Textile Workers of America, which has jurisdiction over part of the industry, will cooperate in the strike.

The demands of the knit goods workers are for a wage increase of from twenty-five to thirty percent, a thirty-hour week, classification of wage scales and the closed shop.

Salvatore Ninfo, a vice president of the I. L. G. W. U., expressed doubts as to the benefits to be derived from a conference.

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