American Flint Glass Workers' Union - 1882 Convention - Brooklyn, New York

Convention Concluded - Delegates Have Returned Home


Publication: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Brooklyn, NY, United States
vol. 43, no. 190, p. 4, col. 4



A Busy Week for the Delegates of the

American Flint Glass Workingmen's



The American Flint Glass Workingmen's Union, which has been in session at Military Hall, corner of Leonard and Scholes streets, for a week past, closed its labors last evening, and the delegates returned to their homes. The convention met last Monday, there being present ninety-seven delegates, representing branch societies in all parts of the United States and the British provinces. On Tuesday the delegates, under the escort of Brooklyn Union No. 1, visited Coney Island. The remainder of the week was spent in transacting the business of the convention, and for this purpose three sessions a day were held. A detailed repost of the condition of every society represented in the Union was read by its delegates to the convention. From the data thus obtained a committee appointed for that purpose submitted a report with a revisited list of schedule prices for the coming year. It is understood that the rates were not materially changed from those of last year. The union compels every member to work for the rates fixed by the convention, and there can be no deviation from these. If a laborer receives more than the regular price he is discharged from the union, and if the employer refuses to pay the wages fixed by the union his employees are required by the provisions of their constitution to strike. This union is one of the best organized and most influential of the labor unions in this country. It has always been reasonable in its demands and has had but little trouble with the manufacturers. It has successfully conducted several strikes in different parts of the country but it has never done anything to antagonize public sentiment. Its members, who as a general thing are an intelligent class of men, claim that while the union is an organization for the benefit of the laborers at the same time it protects the interests of the employers.


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Researcher:Glenn Drummond
Date completed:August 1, 2006 by: Glenn Drummond;