The Labor Union decides to call a strike, after it has listened to a strong argument from Tim Mahoney as to the advisability of favoring the movement. A strike is declared. A delegation of the strikers meets with the Board of Directors of the works; no settlement is reached and the men choose idleness rather than to give in to their employers. In many instances the families of the workmen feel the pinch of poverty very keenly, none more so than Tim Mahoney's wife and children, who feel the bite of penury and suffer pangs of hunger until Mrs. Mahoney can endure their pleadings no longer. She has one unpawned possession, her wedding ring, and this she sacrifices for the sake of the little ones for whom she is responsible. Tim makes a solemn vow to give up the Labor Union rather than cause his little family to suffer. He goes back to the works and secures his old job and starts in again to care for those who are dependent upon him. It is not long after Tim has gone back to work that the ...
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