Executives of the Hebrew Butchers Workers Union and the West Side Butcher Bosses Association will confer with Ben Golden, chief examiner for the Regional Labor Board, this afternoon to mediate a threatened strike involving 7,000 butcher workers and delivery boys.
A $20 minimum wage, forty-eight hour work week and union organization for delivery boys is demanded.
At a meeting of the delivery boys at the union’s headquarters, 231 East Fourteenth street, Monday night, it was announced that 600 have already applied for membership in the new local.
An offer of cooperation was made by Samuel Wolchock, secretary of the Grocery Clerks Union, who proposed that butcher and grocery delivery boys be organized into one union. This proposal was taken under advisement.
In the meantime, revelations before the Aldermanic Investigating Committee of a tie-up of eleven million pounds of veal owing to inability to cut and prepare it brought an offer from Joseph Belsky, secretary of the butchers’ union, of 100 butchers to prepare it gratis for the unemployed. The offer was made in a letter to Mayor LaGuardia.