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culties of these 6 men, but at last accounts it appeared that the union was taking care of them in a manner satisfactory to all concerned.

LYNN THEATRE-LYNN.

Mr. Harrison, manager of the Lynn Theatre at Lynn, notified the Board, on September 21, of a controversy with his stage hands, concerning a demand for an increase in wages, and that a conference of parties with the proprietor had been assigned to a later hour of the same day.

He sought and obtained the Board's advice, and promised to refer the matter to the Board in case negotiations should result in a disagreement. No further notice of difficulty was received.

AMERICAN WOOLEN COMPANY-MAYNARD.

On Saturday, September 23, the assistance of the Board was invoked by the American Woolen Company, to induce, if possible, the return of 20 handers-in who had quit work on the 20th to enforce a demand for higher wages and for better opportunities of promotion. There were 16 girls and 5 boys, still in their teens, all of whom referred to Miss Hunt as their leader. The Board went to Maynard, assembled the strikers, and transmitted to them the employer's assurance that the grievances would be generously considered if they would only return to work; but that if the strike were continued into the next week the mill would cease operations, and all the operatives in other departments would be thrown out of work. A secret ballot was taken on the question of returning to work on Monday, the 25th. All voted in the negative. The meeting dissolved with great

enthusiasm. Other mill hands related to the strikers were interviewed, and the situation was explained to a local clergyman of influence. Rev. John A. Crowe, a former pastor at Maynard, but now stationed at Cambridge, on learning of the difficulty conferred with his successor, the Rev. B. F. Killilea. The new pastor addressed his advice to the children's parents and guardians, whose minds were becoming more receptive. At the next opportune moment the management of the mill and officers of the American Woolen Company conferred with the strikers and their parents.

On Monday, September 25, it was voted to return to work on the next day following, with the understanding that wages would be increased, and that opportunities for better positions would be given later on. Fourteen strikers returned

to work on the next day. Before the middle of the week, however, all were in their former positions, and nothing has disturbed the harmony of that department since then.

GEORGE G. SNOW COMPANY-BROCKTON. The following decision was rendered on September 25 :

In the matter of the joint application for arbitration to the State Board of Conciliation and Arbitration of a controversy existing between George G. Snow Company of Brockton and employees in its treeing department.

Having considered said application and heard the parties by their duly authorized representatives, investigated the character of the work and the conditions under which it is performed, which is the subject-matter of the controversy, and considered reports of experts nominated by the parties, the Board awards that the following prices be paid by George G. Snow Company to employees in said department at Brockton for work as there performed :

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LORD ELECTRIC COMPANY - BOSTON.

On October 3 the following letter was received:

State Board of Arbitration, State House, Boston, Mass.

GENTLEMEN : We have entered into an agreement with Local No. 103, I. B. E. W., which agreement is to terminate October 1, 1907. There is one article of said agreement which, by mutual consent, has been left to your Board for final settlement.

Will you be kind enough to notify us when it will be possible for us, together with a committee from Local No. 103 to meet your Board.

Very truly yours,

LORD ELECTRIC COMPANY.

ROBERT H. HALLOWELL.

On the same day the employees requested the Board, in view of an emergency that had arisen, to bring about a conference forthwith. Later in the day the parties met in the presence of the Board and conferred. The matter in dispute was Article 18 of the proposed agreement, it being the desire of the employees to restore said article as stated in the agreement of 1902. The employer was opposed to the terms in which it was stated. The conference dissolved without agreement, but with the understanding that the constitution and by-laws of an alliance of structural trades about to be formed were to be submitted to the employer's inspection, with a view to convincing him that the trades therein repre

sented were endeavoring to avoid strikes and lockouts, and to resort to arbitration when necessary. The electrical workers had a desire to enter into this alliance, and if the constitution and by-laws were found to be as represented, the Lord Electric Company would make the desired agreement. It was therefore understood that the committee should bring to the company on the following day, October 4, the constitution and by-laws.

On October 4 the controversy, stated as follows, was jointly submitted to the arbitration of the Board: —

Shall Article 18 of agreement which expired October 1, 1905 (copy of which is enclosed), be incorporated in new agreement which expires October 1, 1907 (copy of new agreement also enclosed)? If article is not incorporated in new agreement, what modification of same shall be?

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That, as all differences under this agreement are to be settled by arbitration, no strike or lockout shall be ordered by either party hereto as against the other for any grievance whatsoever; it being understood, however, that any sympathetic strike or lockout in which either party is obliged to take part on account of its affiliation with any central body of employees or employers shall not be considered a violation of this agreement.

On October 5 a hearing was given, which, at the suggestion of the Board, was resolved into a conference of parties for the purpose of negotiating an agreement. An agreement was reached whereby Article 18 as stated above was revived and inserted as Article 18 of the new agreement, amended by the addition of the following words: "Provided that arbitration has been offered by either one of the dis

puting parties." This was signed by representatives of the employer and employees. The application for arbitration was placed on file.

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