Western Glass Manufacturing Company, Denver, Colorado

Harry Jenkins visits Denver to stay off non union movement

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Commoner and Glassworker

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 29, no. 2, p. 7, col. 2-3

Agent Jenkins' Denver Mission.


Harry Jenkins, member of the executive board of the G. B. B. A., who was sent to Denver, Col., by President D. A. Hayes to settle some troubles in the glass plant there, returned to Alton, Ill., last week successful in his mission. The Alton Telegraph says Mr. Jenkins was evidently the right man in the right place, as he succeeded in staying the tide of non-unionism in the Denver works and saving the jobs of many blowers, including a big colony of Alton blowers who have settled at Denver for their health. The proprietors of the plant were demanding that the men work at a reduction from the list scale, and the union men refused to do so. The proprietors had a big party of non-union glass blowers ready to go to work in their factories when Mr. Jenkins reached Denver. The movement was nipped in the bud and now Denver will remain in union hands indefinitely. This will be good news to the workers, as Denver has long been a mecca for glass blowers who could not work elsewhere.


Keywords:Western Glass Manufacturing Company : Denver : Valverde Glass Works : Labor Relations
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:November 12, 2005 by: Elton Gish;