The Eastern Green Houses, Brookfield listed with 4 furnaces idled due to labor disagreements

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Commoner and Glassworker

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 9, no. 20, p. 1, col. 2


THE EASTERN GREEN HOUSES.


The Number of Non-Union Concerns and the

Number of Idle Men.

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA., Feb. 17. I send you an item from the Philadelphia Ledger of the 19th last. We in the East know this statement is not true; it is put in to deceive the Western men in regard to the actual condition of the trade here, for what purpose I do not know, but suppose to help the assessments. I do not believe in this sort of business, the men West as well as East have a right to know the truth. Instead of "six firms holding out against the demands of the blowers" there are 13, operating 33 furnaces with over 900 blowers and apprentices, and I give them to you with the location and number of furnaces which I trust you will condense and publish for the benefit of the Western men who have no other means of finding out the truth except through your paper. It is their right to know it.

The factories are:

 

      FIRMS                                          FURNACES.

Moore Bros., Clayton, N. J. ................................4

Whitney Glass Co., Glassboro, N. J. ....................4

Bodine Thomas Co., Williamstown, N. J. .............4

Shoemaker & Basset, Bridgeton, N .J. ................4

More, Jonas & Co., Bridgeton, N .J. ....................1

Gibson & Horton, Fairton, N. J. ...........................1

Gaynor [sic] Gayner & Co., Salem, N .J. .............2

Sweedesboro Glass Co., Sweedesboro, N .Y. ......1

Mason Fruit JAr Co., Philadelphia, Pa...................3

Stroudsburg Glass Co., Stroudsburg, Pa.................1

Binghamton Glasss Co., Binghamton, N .Y. ..........2

Poughkeepsie Glass Co., Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ......2

Wm. Brookfield, Brooklyn, N. Y. .........................4

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Total .................................................................33

The statement that there are only 100 idle men is not so. There are at least 500 and the ex-Board has done what it could have done toward putting these men at work. The endeavor seemed to be to throw the responsibility on their successors. The Ledger item I refer to reads:

"The Executive Baord of the National Assembly No. 143, Green Glass Workers, which has been in session since Monday, adjourned yesterday. There was a full attendance, and encouraging reports concerning the outlook were given. It was stated that only six firms are now holding out against the blowers, and that the total number of blowers locked out throughout the country has been reduced to less than 100. More green glass blowers are working under union rules than for the past seven or eight years. The state of the trade was reported good, nearly all the firms being pressed with orders.

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Keywords:Brookfield
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:September 13, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;