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‘sit-down’ Strike Forces Dublin Jew to Pay Wages for New Year

The Havas News Agency reported today that Ireland’s first “folded arms” strike ended when 55 woodworkers and furniture salesmen were paid for the two days during which their employer closed his shop to celebrate the Jewish new year.

When M. Fineman, proprietor of the establishment, refused at first to pay them, the workers emulated the strikers of France and occupied the premises.

Friends and relatives brought them food and supplies, and with plenty of furniture at their disposal they were prepared for an indefinite and comfortable siege.

A conference between a workers’ committee, a representative of the Ministry of Commerce and the employer ended in an agreement and the premises were evacuated.

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