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Excerpt from The Union Sentinel
December, 1940, pg. 4 

       "Local No. 223, known as the "Hebrew Butcher Workers Union of Pittsburgh", was formed over a year ago, through the efforts of the international organizers, Messrs. Frank Kracik and Joseph Marak. It is the first time in Pittsburgh that a Kosher Local was successful. We have a signed contract with all the Kosher Butcher proprietors and our working conditions have increased tremendously through the efforts of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of N. A.

        Our local consists of all the butcher workmen in the Kosher trade in Pittsburgh. Our members show a great union interest, as shown by the attendance at our meetings. Our contract is respected by our employers as we have had no serious troubles with them. Great respect is shown by our employers for the international representatives.

        At present we are drawing up the new contract for 1941, which will contain a decrease in the working hours and a betterment of some conditions. We hope that it will be accepted as we believe that there is a better understanding between the employers and the workers, through the medium of the Union."