DescriptionThe federal government created Jersey Homesteads as part of a New Deal initiative. It was unique because it was the only community planned as an agro-industrial cooperative that included a farm, a factory, and retail stores, specifically established for urban Jewish workers. This document is a letter to Mr. Drazin, President of the Industrial Committee of Jersey Homesteads, from Samuel Nisnevitz, Chairman of the Wage Planning Committee. This December 18, 1938, letter is in reference to a previous letter written by Mr. Drasin on September 23, 1938, to the Board of Directors of the Consumers Wholesale Clothers, Inc. This December letter describes the recent meeting in which employed factory workers discussed a plan to simultaneously earn a living and give the factory management an opportunity to obtain business in the open market. Reasonable working wages were discussed as well. The letter also includes the wages that these workers agreed upon.