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Butcher Workers Threaten Strike

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As kosher butchers throughout the city continued reducing prices in response to demands by the City Action Committee Against the High Cost of Living, 3,000 members of the Hebrew Butcher Workers Union were preparing Thursday for a city-wide strike with wage and hour schedules as the major issue.

Mrs. Sarah Licht, secretary of the action committee, representing Jewish housewives who are attempting to force wholesale meat dealers to cut prices, reported that almost 500 kosher butchers agreed to reduce prices from four to five cents on various cuts of meat.

Pickets were withdrawn from the stores of these butchers. However, picketing continued in full force throughout the city in front of shops which remained open and refused to reduce prices. Five pickets were arrested Thursday on charges centering around their efforts to keep customers out of stores.

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