“LOW-LIFE MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN”: I.W.W. strike leader attacked for urging workers to make hotel food “unsafest thing in the world”

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The Chicago Tribune reports on the New York hotel men who, threatened with a strike by the Industrial Workers of the World (“I.W.W.”) , have attacked strike leader Joseph J. Ettor for urging restaurant workers to make it “the unsafest thing in the world for capitalists to eat food prepared by” them — another violation of the Scudder Doctrine.

Their attorney is conferring with authorities, seeking to punish “Ettor and all others who have advocated or suggested acts of violence . . . .”

Julius_Harburger_1913Meanwhile, Sheriff (and former congressman) Julius Harburger, known for his oratory, condemned Ettor:

The remarks made by this un-American anarchist are brutal, murderous, incendiary, inflammatory, and apt to bring about murderous designs in the minds of some of his feeble-minded followers.  . . . Language which says, ‘Go back with your minds made up that it is the unsafest thing in the world for the capitalist to eat food prepared by members of your union’ is not free speech.  Such sentiments are not even the talk of a dynamiter, but of a low-life midnight assassin. Better men have been electrocuted than this evil, serpentine adviser, who emulates the poisoners of the Middle Ages . . . .

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One Response to “LOW-LIFE MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN”: I.W.W. strike leader attacked for urging workers to make hotel food “unsafest thing in the world”

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