Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Teamster Wives Off for Capital

newspaper clipping amanda shafer scrapbook
hand written "Betty went along"

Thirty seven wives of members of Teamsters Union Local 147 left here Sunday by bus for Washington, DC to protest the stalemating of a bill to control selective rate-cutting by the railroads.
If passed by congress the bill would control rates on carhauling and piggy back transportation on the railroads. The women feel that the railroads have been reducing their rates in order to knock out the motor freight competition.
The wives hope to be able to force the bill out of committee and onto the floor of congress. They will return here next Saturday afternoon.

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