A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 149
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THE CITr OF HOUsTON, TEXS 149
Electrical Workers.-About 80 per cent organized.
Wages, $8.50 to $4.50 per day. All members
Bartenders.-About 80 per cent organized.
Wages $15.00 to $21.00 per week.
Tailors.-Poorly organized. Hours of labor, ten
hours per day. Wages, $2.00 to $8.00 per day,
mostly in piece work.
Coopers.-Thoroughly organized. Average
wages, $2.85 to $4.00 per day. Hours of labor,
eight hours per day.
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers.-Organized
100 per cent. Hours of labor, eight. Wages,
$8.50 to $4.50 per day. Plenty of work. Duties
Boiler makers.-About 905 organized. Wages,
$8.50 to $5.00 per day for union men; non-union
men, scale lower.
Marble Workers.-Thoroughly organized.
Wages, $4.00 to $6.00 per day. Work eight hours
Journeyman Barbers.-Both white and negroes
organized. Conditions above the average No
Elevator Constructors.-Thoroughly organized.
All employed at present. No Sunday work. Wages
$4.00 per day.
Pattern Makers--Well organied. Work nine
hours a day. Wages 0 cents per hour.
Garment Worker-This is the only organized
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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/m1/166/: accessed March 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .