One-Man Picket ‘Line’ Marches At Project On E. Liberty St.
A one-man picket line, apparently authorized by the local AFL carpenter’s union, is picketing a remodeling job under way at 122 E. Liberty St., the former site of the Ernest Kuohn clothing store.
The Spudnut shop, presently located at 622 E. Liberty St., will, occupy the building about Sept. 6.
T. C. Glenn, the picket, said today he was directed to picket the work by officials of the carpenter’s union on grounds that some of the workmen are not union members.
W. A. Krause of 708 Collegewood, Ypsilanti, proprietor of the Spudnut shop, said he has not been contacted by the union. "Nobody’s even talked to me about it,” he stated today.
He said the four-man crew are employes of the W. A. Krause general contracting firm, of which he is president. They are not members of a union, Krause said.
The remodeling work, which Krause estimates will cost between $700 and $800, began yesterday.
Glenn said he began picketing shortly after the work started. He said he is being paid $2.10 an hour by the local.
Fred Anderson, business agent for the carpenters local No. 512, could not be reached for comment.