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Four Hebrew Teachers End B’klyn Strike

May 16, 1934
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The strike of the four teachers at the Torah M’Zion Yeshivah, 623 Stone avenue, Brooklyn, which was called May 5, has been settled amicably and the teachers have been in the classrooms since Sunday, it was announced yesterday by the teachers.

Following several abortive attempts to arbitrate the difference between the Hebrew teachers and the board of directors and parents of pupils at the Yeshivah, a final settlement has been made, the teachers announced. The chief obstacle, arising from a demand on the part of the teachers that they be represented by the Central Committee of the Hebrew Teachers’ Union, was hurdled when the Union agreed that its representatives be left out of the deliberations.

The four Hebrew teachers returned to their duties after all their other demands had been agreed upon. The Yeshivah is now run on a cooperative basis, it is announced, with the teachers and the principal in charge of financial matters. Tuition fees and box collection will go to the teachers, according to the agreement, and a committee appointed by Abraham Solowitz, president of the Yeshivah, will look over the accounts of the school and pay up all back salary due the teachers.

In the event of a misunderstanding regarding educational matters in the school, the question will be arbitrated by an equal representation of teachers and directors, the agreement stipulates. Objection to this clause was one of the original reasons for the strike.

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