Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Looking Back to 1916: Working Conditions of Road Crews

From the November 16, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1916, 100 Years Ago.

"The paving men employed on the state aid road work out south of town, we are informed, did not strike on being unable to get their pay, but decided to pass up the job on account of the conditions that prevailed.

"The sleeping quarters were such that the workers could not stand it, and they decided to take a chance on getting other work to do that would be some better.  Naturally when the men quit the contractor had to wire to Chicago for more men and thus held up their pay for a day or two until matters could be straightened out."


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