King Kard Overall Company Strike

Title

King Kard Overall Company Strike

Description

An accompanying news article from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin:
Thirty-eight men workers at the King Kard Overall Company at 807 Filbert St are on a sitdown strike in protest against employment of a girl for what they consider a man's job, a company official said.
An official of the United Garment Workers, Local 261, AFL, [illegible] the strike late yesterday, said it is because the men could not obtain a closed shop.
Joseph Greenburg, a company official, said the firm has supplied the sit-downers with chairs and newspapers and will furnish raincoats if it rains. Eighty girl workers remained at their jobs on other tasks.
"The employers have been working on a raincoat contract for the U.S. Government," said Greenberg. "The strike holds up the work at a serious time.'
The strikers, Greenberg said, make $53 for a 40-hour week.

Creator

Philadelphia Evening Bulletin

Source

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Date

September 13, 1938

Contributor

Kate MacDonald

Rights

Courtesy of Temple University Libraries

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Citation

Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, “King Kard Overall Company Strike,” Philly Immigration, accessed April 18, 2024, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/628.