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In Years Past

August 4, 2014

In 1914, at Meadville, an order received from headquarters in New York City closed down the Erie Railroad shops for the entire week; and the fact that they were closed also on Saturday made practically 10 days of no employment for the entire force of men at the shops. The order, it was said, was received shortly after work had begun for the week, and the men were allowed to work the balance of the day. Many, speaking of the order, were greatly disappointed because of the present high cost of living which made every day's work count.



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