Preparation for its fight for higher salaries will be made by the Hebrew Butcher Workers’ Union this Sunday when a complete registration of its entire membership will take place at its office, 221 East Fourteenth street, from 10 in the morning until 6 in the evening.
Questionnaires will be distributed to the several thousand butcher workers who will call at union headquarters. They will be asked a series of questions about the shops in which they are employed. Members who believe they are entitled to increases in salaries will state their cases on questionnaire cards, which will be submitted to the settlement committee for action and consideration.
Renewal of agreements with shop keepers starts the following Sunday for all Bronx and West Side Store owners. Brooklyn and East Side storekeepers will go through a similar procedure one week later, on October 28. The workers’ demands will be submitted to the employers when they call at the union’s office to renew their agreements.
Union officials report that the independent store keepers will readily renew their agreements, and the chief fight will be centered against the chain store proprietors. It is in these shops, the Union contends, that workers have a considerable number of grievances.