Minneapolis (Aug. 13)
Through the tireless efforts of Rabbi Albert I. Gordon, impartial chairman of the laundering, cleaning and dyeing industry arbitration board here, a complete agreement between employers and employees to settle their disputes was reached.
The agreement, affecting a large number of Jewish employers as well as employees, becomes effective, September 1, through an order of the Minneapolis-St. Paul regional board. It reflects a ten per cent average increase in wages and provides for a forty-hour week in the cleaning industry and a forty-five-hour week in the laundries.
The minimum wage in the laundries is to be $12.60 a week. In the dry cleaning establishments it is to be $14.