Publication: The Glassworker
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
THE SOUTH JERSEY DISTRICT.
Review of the General Trade Situation at
the Salem and Gayner Bottle Plants.
Salem, N. J., April 16. - The Salem Glass Works closed down one of their five-pot farnaces [sic] furnaces recently throwing out of employment about 35 blowers. Cause - lack of orders and scarcity of small help. All of the other furnaces are running full capacity, but there is a very large stock of ware on hand.
At Gayner's the shops appear to be busy. The unfavorable weather has caused the shipments to be light, but they have put on three shifts on two of the places. The workers are all doing well.
While prospects do not look so promising at the Salem Glass Works, at Gayner's it looks good for a steady run until the end of the season.
The Quinn anti-injunction bill, supported by the A. F. of L. and the S. F. of L., went down to defeat in the New Jersey senate, the graveyard of many labor bills. The vote stood 7 to 6, eight refusing to vote. Emory was right on the job for the Manufacturer's Association. Those senators who did not vote should be called to account and made to take a stand so we would know their position on the question. - Fort Mott.