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The Gorman Strike

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The following aud other like paragraphs have beeu going the rouuds of the county papers: "The cigararmakers in Gorrnau's shop at Chelsea are out on a strike. The trouble is cansed by low rate of wages, whicb the men claim is lower than is paid auywhere in the UniteĆ” States." The trutb of the matter is the men were gettiug from 50 cents to 2 per tbousaud more on every grade of goods thau is paid iu the cigar factories in JacksoD andTecumseh.with whosegoods Mr. Gorman comes in competition with over three-fourths of his sales. Mr. G orinan asked that he be placed on an equal footiug with the Jaukson and Tecumseh manufacturers and nothiug more. Every man in his shop said he was willing to do this, bnt a, miuority of the union refased its cnseut, and the mon iu that minority are non-resideuts of Chelsea. Mr. Gorman has been paying a rate equal to the highest paid in any shop iu Michigan, aud in most cases higher.


Ann Arbor Argus
Old News