This Day In History: 1916-01-24
Constable Rodgers had to go to the American Brake Shoe Plant to restore order among the workers. The machine shop men struck for a raise when the raise promised by the company turned out not to be as big as the workers wanted. Other workers supported the action of the machine shop men. The night shift refused to go to work. They were persuaded to go home. Overnight the Company adjusted matters so that normal work resumed on Tuesday. The men will receive a raise but not as much as they expected. Constable Rodgers was there on Tuesday evening as well in case trouble revived.