A Strike for Hours


Cincinnati, May 3. - The employees of Post & Company, manufacturers of railroad supplies and machinery, at Ludlow, Ky., about 300 in number, struck Saturday night because their demands for fifty-five hours work only a week and pay every week had not been granted by the firm. The men have been working fifty-eight and half hours a week and getting sixty hours' pay, and have been paid off every two weeks. The employees claim the firm has had some time to consider their demands, but would not accept them, or offer a reasonable compromise. The men have been working ten hours a day, but want half holiday on Saturdays. The question of wages is not involved, except that the men want to be paid off weekly instead of twice a month.


from Maysville's Daily Evening Bulletin, May 3, 1887