Textile Strike: 1955 Style

Burns, Janet Thompson
July 1955
New Republic;7/25/55, Vol. 133 Issue 4, p11
The article presents the reasons and the affect of the strike of 1955 by New England's 45,000 organized textile workers. The strike is directed at the Company owners' demand of ten-cent an-hour cut in wages and fringe benefits. The strikers are sticking together, and the public seems in close sympathy with them in opposition to absentee management that it feels wants to cut the already low wages of local people. Local businesses also rush to support the strikers. The Republican Party is just about the only group that has not got behind the strike.


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