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illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...all the disputes of the
year, being due to disputes in that industry. Other leading
industries in this respect were: Boots and shoes with 60,321, or
15.94 per cent; garments with 54,510, or 14.41 per cent; and
printing and allied trades with 26,440, or 6.99 per cent. The
largest number of strikes occurred, as might be expected, in the
city of Boston. In Boston there were 39 disputes, 144
establishments affected, 5,051 strikers, 791 employees thrown out
of work, and an aggregate duration amounting to 142,594 working
days. The cities and towns in which the largest number of disputes
occurred were: Boston, 39; Lynn, 15; Fall Biver, 11; Lowell, nine;
Fitchburg, seven; Haverhill, six; Chicopee, Pittsfield, and
Springfield, five each. The city in which the largest number of
establishments were involved was Boston, the total being 144. Other
cities follow in this order: Brockton with 24, Fitchburg with 23,
Fall River with 18, Haverhill with 16, Lynn with 15, and Gardner
with 11. In a consideration of strikers Boston occupies the first
position. The number of strikers was 5,051 in Boston, or 33.56 per
cent of all the strikers; 876 in Fall River; 830 in Chicopee; 810
in Lowell; 719 in Framingham; 528 in Brockton; 486 in Fitchburg;
376 in Adams; and 366 in Haverhill. The number of employees thrown
out of work was 3,321 in Brockton, 791 in Boston, 756 in Lowell,
735 in Fall River, 725 in Warren, 722 in Whitman, and 663 in Lynn.
Causes. The year ending September 30, 1907, was remarkable for the
generally prosperous condition of industry, and as might naturally
be expected more strikes were occasioned by demands for increases
in wages than for any other one cause. A total of 107 strikes, or
51.20 per cent, were for this cause alone, while but three, ..
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