A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 148
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148 A THUMB-NAIL HISTORY OF
organized. Wages, union men, $6.00 per day; nonunion
men, $8.50 per day. No Sunday work.
Sheetmetal Workers.-Steady work the whole
year. Wages, union men, $8.50 to $4.50 per day.
Non-union men, lower. About 905 of the craft
Brickmasons.-Conditions fine. Wages, union
men, $6.00 to $7.00 per day; non-union men, $8.00
to $4.00 per day. About 95 per cent organized.
Machinists.-Steady work all the year. Wages,
union men, $8.80 per day; non-union men, $2.50
Theatrical Stage Employes.-Conditions reasonably
good. Wages range from $15.00 to $25.00
per week. Sunday, as well as every day, work.
Blacksmiths.-About 65 per cent organized.
Wages, union men, $8.80 per day; non-union men,
$2.50 per day.
Lathers.-Steady employment. Wages, union
men, $4.00 to $6.00 per day; non-union men, $2.50
Printers.-Thoroughly organized. Wages, $8.50
to $8.00 per day, according to men and position.
About 75 per cent of the printers are home owners.
Pressmen.-Thoroughly organized. Wages,
$8.50 per day. There are also many home owners
among the preumen.
Bookbinders.-Thoroughly organized. Work
eight hours per day. Wages, $400 per day.
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Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912, book, 1912; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/m1/165/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .