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"A Women's Strike", The Victoria Daily Colonist, March 8, 1916

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An article for the "Women's Realm" section of the Daily Colonist out of Victoria, British Columbia, published March 8, 1916 about New York City sweat-shop workers organizing:

A Women's Strike

Women have reason to be proud of the result of a strike which recentl took place in the city of New York. It has been conducted without disorder and was successful in gaining for those who took part in it shorter hours, better conditions of working, and higher wages. 

The garment makers of several kinds, who left their work in response to the call of their leaders, would make a city the size of Victoria. They were of many nationalities and of different ages. Yet the great majority obeyed the order contained in the letter which directed them not make any disturbance. The result of the strike was to greatly increase the number of union workers and to cause the unorganized employers to combine with those who were bedore united. 

That the great increase of membership of the Manufacturer's Association should have resulted in benefit to the garment workers is a truly wonderful outcome of a movement for the betterment of workers. Commenting on this The New York Outlook says:

"We are living in an age of orgainization. We cannot go back to the old free lance, individualistic, economic order. The New York garment workers' strike has proved the value of of the regulated organization of both capital and labor. And it has proved that the intellegent, sympathetic co-operationof capital and labor is to the advantage of both, and particularly to the advantage of the public."

That employers and employed should come to feel that they have common interests is valuable. That they should come to feel that love and sympathy with each other wich makes service a delight, would do away with labor troubles of every kind. 

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