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Shochtim Upheld by Rosalsky

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slaughter more than 12,000 pounds per week.

“2. That the rate of compensation of the shochtim shall be one-half cent per pound on all kosher-killed poultry in the City of New York, which shall be paid weekly by the employer.

“3. That each shochet employed in a wholesale market shall be guaranteed by the employer a minimum compensation of $45 per week.

“4. That each shochet employed in a retail market shall be guaranteed by the employer a minimum compensation of $35 per week.

“5. That due to the Jewish holidays intervening, this decision will take effect Monday, October 8, 1934.

“6. That in the meantime . . . a shochet shall not slaughter more than 12,000 pounds of poultry per week.

“7. That as soon as convenient and before October 8 contracts be executed among the slaughterhouse operators and the shochtim embodying the provisions contained in this decision as well as the terms and conditions of the present contracts . . .

RABBIS TO SUPERVISE

“8. That each poultry market engaged in slaughtering and selling kosher poultry shall have rabbinic supervision under the Kashruth Association of Greater New York.

“a That each wholesale market shall be supervised by a rabbi and at least one mashgiach (religious supervisor) as will be designated by the Kashruth Association . . .

“b That each retail market shall likewise have adequate rabbinic supervision as will be determined by the Kashruth Association.

“9. That all kosher-slaughtered poultry offered for sale shall have affixed thereto a plumba (tag) signifying that it is kosher, the same to be placed thereon by a mashgiach. The plumba shall be supplied by the Kashruth Association . . .

“10. That to defray cost of supervision the poultry market proprietors shall pay weekly to the Kashruth Association at the rate of one cent per fowl.

TO TAKE EFFECT OCT. 8

“11. That due to the Jewish holidays intervening, this decision will take effect Monday, October 8, and in the meantime the markets shall be supervised by rabbis.”

Rabbi Nachman Ebin, representing the association, offered the services of its rabbis to supervise the markets gratuitously until Oct. 8.

Arthur Simon, Health Department investigator in charge of kashruth enforcement and adviser to the Mayor on kashruth, was named executive director of the Kashruth Association to direct poultry market supervision.

Louis J. Gribetz, attorney for the shochtim; ‘J. Sidney Bernstein, counsel to the wholesalers; Rabbi Ebin and Rabbi Moses Rosen, representing the Rabbinical Advisory Committee of Fifty, expressed appreciation of Judge Rosalsky’s efforts in behalf of kashruth.

SEE FIGHT BY WHOLESALERS

“What we want to know,” asked Max Winkel, head of the wholesalers delegation, “is whether we will receive plumbas (tags) if we don’t employ union shochtim?”

“We didn’t discuss that,” Judge Rosalsky answered, “we assumed that you would continue employing union shochtim.”

“We have to know that,” Winkel said, “because that’s going to be an important problem to us.”

Spokesmen for the wholesalers have repeatedly declared that they cannot and will not pay the wages called for in Judge Rosalsky’s settlement.

The shochtim expressed themselves as completely satisfied with the decision.

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