Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

Series: Glimpses of Hohenwalds Past | Story 13

September 17, 2020

September 15, 1960

A strike of employees at the Hohenwald Genesco plant caused operations to stop at the factory. A spokesman for the group said the strike was because of the firing of an employee who had 20 years of service at the plant. The group drew up the following list of requirements to be met before the strikers would return to work: re-hire the fired employee, replace the plant manager, restore a system for rating production which had been abandoned, and relax requirements for female employees.

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