Strike Off at Holyoke

by Laurel | January 30th, 2007

[From the Brooklyn Eagle, 16 June 1901, page 59. And this, a winning victory for the workers. How times change — or do they?]

Watertown, NY., June 15.—The headquarters of the United Brotherhood of Paper Makers of America, which are located here, received notice to-day by telegraph that the strike at Holyoke, Mass., has been declared off, favorable to the 3,000 employes, giving them sixty-five hours a week and an increase of wages.

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