Toronto, Ont. (Jul. 20)
Early success is expected to crown the efforts of the local branch of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union to enforce decent pay levels and working conditions among employees of jobbers and contractors here.
A majority of the 2,000 union members who walked out of the city’s cloak factories are expected to go back to work Monday. Only a few will carry on the stoppage that was declared until a completely successful outcome can be announced.
Among those who will continue on strike, however, are members of the important Furriers’ Union who, for the first time in the history of this city, took part #n a strike when they walked out of cloak factories in sympathy with the cloakmakers. The furriers have announced that they will not return until the jobbers and contractors have been forced to observe union conditions in their shops.
The stoppage, while it affected all cloak factories in the city, was directed against jobbers and contractors rather than against factories, a majority of which adhere to union agreements.
Only employees in those factories that job out their work to the contractors will remain out on strike. Union officials Kreisman and Langner pointed out that the contractors are paying as little as $10 a week to a family man for a fifty-four hour week.