The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, May 27, 1867

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Ship Carpenter's and Caulker's Union. - We stated on Saturday that the shipcarpenters of this city had arranged with builders by which the eight hour system was adopted, and prices for labor reduced from $3.00 to $2.50 per day, and that the arrangement would go into effect this morning. We had supposed the arrangement an equitable one and in the main satisfactory to all parties.

To-day we have been called upon by a committee from the Shipcarpenter's and Caulker's Union, who state the arrangement has failed,- that the builders now offer thirty-cents an hour, - which the workmen will not accept. They express themselves willing and anxious to carry out the previous arrangement. The consequence is that work is suspended in the various ship and boat yards of this city to-day.

We had hoped these difficulties would be arranged to the satisfaction of both parties, and trust that with a little patience on both sides that such will be the case. A workmen's "strike" seldom results in anything but bitter feeling and loss of time and wages, profitable to neither party.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, May 27, 1867