Mayor Wilson Helps Settle Strike

Title

Mayor Wilson Helps Settle Strike

Description

This newspaper article announces the end of a hosiery strike in 1936.

Creator

Philadelphia Evening Bulletin

Source

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Date

January 18, 1936

Contributor

Kate MacDonald

Rights

Courtesy of Temple University Libraries

Text

Caption: Mill owners and workers gathered in Mayor Wilson's office today signing an armistice to the strike which has been going on for 14 weeks From the left: Loius Weber, Sr., president of the Cambria Silk Hosiery Co., Louden and Mascher sts.; Mayor Wilson, William C. Leader, president of the Philadelphia branch of the American Federation Full Fashioned Workers; Albert Weber, treasurer of the mill, and at the rear Fred. C. Gartner, counsel for the mill owners.
Article: Through he mediation of Mayor Wilson an agreement was reached today between stringing employes [sic] and officials of the Cambria Silk Hosiery Mill. The strike which has been going on at the mill, Loudon and Mascher sts., for 14 weeks is estimated to have cost employers and employes [sic] more than $150,000. Details of the agreement were reached after conferences in the Mayor's office attended by Louis Weber, Sr., president of the firm; his son, Albert,treasurer, and their attorney, Fred C. Gartner, representing the employers, and William C. Leader, president of the Full Fashioned Hosiery Workers Union and chairman of the Mayor's labor committee, representing the workers. The Mayor presided. The agreement was drawn up for signature by all parties Monday at which time the workers numbering more than 250 are scheduled to start work. Details of the agreement were not made public. The Mayor expressed his appreciation for the co-operation of both sides. "This clearly indicates that most strikes may be varied and practically all differences between labor and capital can be amicable adjusted if the problem is approached in the proper spirit," he added. "The settlement of this case leaves the hosiery industry completely free from strikes." The Mayor expressed the hope that Philadelphia will soon become "the outstanding city in American on industrial relations."

Original Format

Paper

Files

HoiseryStrike1936.JPG


Citation

Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, “Mayor Wilson Helps Settle Strike,” Philly Immigration, accessed April 18, 2024, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/642.