Toronto, Ont. (Jan. 27)
A serious riot occurred here this morning at the plant of the Standard Cloak Company when 200 strikers battled strike breakers and police who were protecting them. Three union men, David Hammer, Charles Bromstein and Max Rottman, were arrested and charged with attacking strike-breakers and damaging taxicabs.
Settlement of the strike, which involves 1,800 cloak workers in forty factories, is, however, believed near. The Cloak Manufacturers Association already had voted to accept an agreement proposed by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. If the agreement is approved by the strike committee, the workers will return to their jobs tomorrow morning.
The new contract is for a period of two years, calls for a forty-hour week beginning July 1, provides for a wage increase and bans overtime work until all union men are employed.