1,800 Warsaw Garment Workers Strike Against Starvation Pay

Eighteen hundred garment workers in 100 Jewish dress manufacturing establishments in Warsaw walked out on strike today, complaining that they were working at starvation wages of from $80 to $150 a year and demanding pay rises.

The workers stated that the wage range for skilled workers was $8 to $15 a week and that they were occupied only for a ten-week period each year. Unskilled laborers, they said, earned about half as much as skilled workers, and laborers in the provinces far less.

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