Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Italian Shoe Machine Worker, Beverly #9]: a machine readable transcription.
“Each member gets ten shares of stock in the company.
“I think now it is worth over eighty dollars a share. Sure there are other advantages and privileges, if you belong to the club.
“Thats right, you must work continuously for twenty five years. That was always the rule.
“Yes, many would now be twenty-five year men, if they had not gone out on strike in 1919.
“I don't know. It does seem tough that they should lose their rating for three months absence.
“Do you suppose that the punishment of those men frightens workmen now from forming a union? I can't say. Perhaps the older men. But
why do you want to know Mr. Lovett? Are you writing a book about the United Shoe?
“No? Well there are lots of men who know more than I do.
“I don't know much. Why don't you ask some of the bosses?
“Do I know what Italians could tell you some good stories of Italy - or about the Italian traditions and superstitions? “Why don't you
ask some older Italians? They lived longer in Italy.”