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THREATENED STRIKE OF SPINNERS IN MASSACHUSETTS. The American Correspondent of The Times says :— The spinners at Fall River (Massachusetts) cotton mills resolved on Saturday to strike on June 28. The manufacturers in April, 1878, reduced wages 15 per cent., promising a restoration when prosperity returned. The spinners recently, being convinced that the manu. factures could pay, asked for the restoration; the manu- facturers refused, and the spinners then asked for arbi- tration. The manufacturers refused this, and then the spinners called a general trade meeting for Saturday. 788 delegates attending the meeting unanimously adopted resolutions describing the situation, declaring that sufficient prosperity had returned to advance wages, and quoting statistics proving this. They decided to strike for a 15 per cent. advance, each spinner giving ten days' notice on Monday. The spinners also pledged themselves not to ask for aid from the unions for three weeks. Both sides show dogged determination so long as the strike lasts 30 cotton-mills, with 15,000 hands and a monthly pay- roll of 310,000 dols. will be closed. The signs of returning prosperity throughout the United States are so general that uneasiness is beginning to be shown in most trades at the present low wages, but this Is the only large strike yet threatened.

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