Union men quit work at Wormser

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Commoner

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 6, no. 8, p. 4, col. 2

The union men employed at Wormsers flint bottle factory at Frankstown have quit work on account of the discharge of one of their number named George Wessell. Wessell was subpoened as a witness in the Common Pleas Court, and was thus compelled to lay off work on Tuesday and a non-union man put in his place for that day. Wessell returned to work the next day and was about to start when the manager informed him that his services were no longer required. The factory committee then called on Mr. Kearns, the manager, and demanded that Wessell be reinstated or a union man be hired in his place. The manager refused to recognize the committee and would have no interference of the union. He said if they didn't like that they could go to Hades and get out. All the union men and five of the non-union men quit work and as a result the factory has been idle since last Wednesday.


Keywords:Wormser Glass Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:April 29, 2006 by: Bob Stahr;