Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967
A couple of months ago Charles Sisson loaned $500 to bail out two men in Chester, Pa., working for the Amalgamated Textile Workers of America; now some members in Utica are in a similar situation and the national convention voted to assess one dollar apiece for an emergency fund but will need a loan to keep them going until January. Legal fight resisting authorities in Paterson who tried to drive the union out cost $5,000 and now the authorities in Passaic are trying to do the same, ignoring the court's decision that they were a lawful organization: "Of course we haven't $5000 or anywhere near that amount to spend in every city of the country and so we go without our rights! And this is one of the things which causes the bitterness among the workers that I was talking about last night."