About two hundred schochtim employed in poultry markets in Harlem and the Bronx were ordered on strike by their manager, J. Rothman, who said the strike order was issued “reluctantly”, following the refusal of the Poultry Market Owners Association to discharge all strikebreakers employed since the lockout of Union members about a week ago.
The poultry workers are affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, and the strike, according to Rothman, will affect about seventy poultry markets. Rothman said that in addition to the discharge of the non-union men the Union demands a wage increase of $5.00 a week and a 48-hour week in place of one of 52 hours.
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