The Fidelity Secret Service Bureau of New York is about to release proposed solutions to the labor complications your ancestors created.
WE GET RESULTS.
Findings to be presented online to Cape Ann Quarry Employers Sunday, November 24, 2013.
If you cannot read English, find someone who can.
ALL LABOR COMPLICATIONS ADJUSTED.
We provide “big men,” thoroughly familiar with this class of work. We are the Union Busters
The formal letterhead of the Rockport Granite Company reveals the broadcast and reach of their quarrying business. (This letterhead is circa 1900, taken from the number of quarries they have already bought up on Cape Ann.)
Corporate headquarters were in Boston, with their Main Office in Rockport; they are listing offices in New York and Chicago as well. The letterhead effectively lists the types of granites which they provide, and then there is the caveat regarding quotations – “all agreements are contingent upon strikes, accidents, and other diverse causes beyond our control.”
From where we live now, it is easy to forget the primal element -GRANITE – that these men – both employers and employees, were wrestling with.
And “prompt acceptance,” at the turn of the century was still largely a handwritten process.
A Sandy Bay Historical Society & Museums Event
You are invited TUESDAY NIGHT, November 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm
to the Rockport Public Library for a presentation by Leslie Bartlett
“Under the Eye of the Eagle – The Story of Rockport Granite”
As you stop by to see me at the LCC either tomorrow or Sunday,
please bring your Union Card 🙂