Locke plant at Lima settles strike


Publication: The Lima Daily New

Lima, NY, United States


Italians Ask for $2 for Nine-Hour Day – Request Granted


Victor, March 2.—Sixty Italians employed by the Locke Insulator Company in this village went on strike yesterday morning demanding $2 a day for a nine hour day.

All of the men employed in the kilns have been engaged at varying salaries. Some received $1.50, some $1.75, some $1.90 and a few $2 for a ten-hour day. The demand made is that all be paid $2 for a nine-hour day.

The request was at once granted and the men returned to work, but when it was learned that the new schedule would go in effect on Monday the men again went out saying that they would not work until Monday.

Keywords:Locke Insulator Manufacturing Company
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Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:December 22, 2013 by: Elton Gish;