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Welfare Workers Hold Protest Rally

The Association of Federation Workers, an organization of employes of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, were to hold a mass meeting last night at the Hotel Delano to protest the denial to them of the right of collective bargaining.

The organization has been refused a hearing on the question of the allocation of funds raised in a successful $2,071,000 drive by the Federation. The association contends that sufficient funds should be allotted to Federation’s ninety-one affiliated agencies to allow for the rescinding of salary cuts instituted in the last three years.

In reply to the A. F. W.’s request for a hearing, Samuel Leidesdorf, president of the Federation, stated that the board of trustees does not recognize the organization’s demand that employe representatives have a voice in budgetary allocations. He maintained that Federation and the employes in its agencies do not have an “employer-employe relationship.”