The Trenton Strike Turns Violent

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Crockery & Glass Journal

New York, NY, United States
vol. 77, no. 6, p. 22, col. 1


THE strike of the potters in Trenton has assumed ugly proportions and matters are in a chaotic state. Twice within a week bombs have been thrown and rioting has occurred. The workers declare that they are in a fight to stay and offers to compromise or arbitrate on wage questions have been refused because the union would not be recognized. Meetings are being held at different points by the workers and it looks at this writting [sic] writing as if the contest was to be long drawn out. Undoubtedly there and [sic] are many in the ranks of the workers who would be glad to return to their benches if it were not for fear. Two arrests have already been made, but that does no [sic] not seem to deter the turbulent element. Men undoubtedly have a right to strike, but they have no right to prevent others from working, and drastic measures should be taken to prevent strikers from destroying property and keeping those out who are willing to labor.


Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:February 20, 2008 by: David Wiecek;