The Banner Room
This piece, a show of support for women striking, was first published in the Cabotville Chronotype, and was picked up by the Voice of Industry. The female employees of the Dwight Corporation, with mills in Chicopee, Massachusetts, organized a strike in response to rumors of a pay cut, and managed to negotiate a raise. The writer praises the women for acting “silently” and comporting themselves “rightly” with steady determination. Their “banner” behavior highlights the notion that resistance ought to be temperate yet firm.