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Railroad strike called off


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RAILROAD STRIKE CALLED OFF

Resolutions Adopted by Unions Which Had Authorized the Strike Withdrawing Authorization of the Contemplated Walkout on October 30

CHIEFS OF BIG FOUR LABOR UNIONS APPOINT COMMITTEE TO DRAW UP RESOLUTIONS CALLING OFF THE WALKOUT. UNIONS' ATTITUDE TO BE EXPLAINED. UNITED STATES RAILROAD BOARD HAD THREATENED THAT UNLESS THE CRISIS WERE SETTLED BY THIS MORNING, DRASTIC ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN


The first announcement of the executive action was made by Mr. Lee. Rush- to the floor below the hotel meeting room, where dozens of newspaper reporters were congregated, he smilingly shouted:

"The strike is off, boys, but I've only got one copy of the resolutions and I’ll show that to you tomorrow." All of the union men were smiling as they came out, and many of them jocularly pushed and shoved each other down the stairs. To all queries most of them merely replied:
"It's all settled. See you tomorrow."

The code messages calling off the strike, arranged in advance, will be sent out tomorrow morning, the union heads said. A code word will be sent to each general chairman of the union and he will in turn forward the orders to each of the subordinate officials under him.


CHICAGO, Oct. 27-The rail strike scheduled for October 30 was averted tonight when leaders of the switchmen, trainmen, conductors, engineers and firemen at a joint meeting adopted resolutions withdrawing authorization of a walkout and officials of the railroad telegraphers' organization announced they would take similar action. These were the only unions which had authorized a strike.

RAIL STRIKE CALLED OFF.

CHICAGO, Oct. 27-Chiefs of the "Big Five" rail labor unions, which have called a strike for October 30, tonight appointed a committee to draw up a resolution calling off the proposed walkout, and prevent it, as quickly as possible, at a meeting of the labor leaders who temporarily adjourned their session begun this morning, pending action by the committees. Indications were that it would be some time before the resolution could be drafted.




ID:
accu039

Creator:
Cumberland News

Date:
1921-10-28

Collection Location:
Allegany College of Maryland

Subject:
Cumberland (Md.) press coverage; Cumberland (Md.) Chamber of Commerce

Coverage:
Cumberland (Md.), 1920-1930

 
 
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