ment, have met all current expenses of rent, service, 
food, heat, and light, after the furnishing and first 
month's rent was supplied by Hull-House. The club 
now numbers fifty members, and the one flat is in- 
creased to five. The members do such share of the 
housework as does not interfere with their daily occupa- 
tions. There are various circles within the club for 
social and intellectual purposes ; and while the members 
are glad to procure the comforts of life at a rate within 
their means, the atmosphere of the club is one of com- 
radeship rather than thrift. The club holds a monthly 
reception in the Hull-House gymnasium. 
A similar co-operative club has been started by nine 
young men at 245 West Polk Street, most of the mem- 
bers of which are members of the Typographical Union. 
The club has made a most promising beginning. 
The connection of the House with the labor move- 
ment may be said to have begun on the same social 
basis as its other relations. Of its standing with labor 
unions, which is now " good and regular," it owes the 
foundation to personal relations with the organizer of 
the Bindery Girls' Union, who lived for some months 
in the House as a guest. It is now generally understood 
that Hull-House is " on the side of unions." Several of 
the women's unions have held their regular meetings at 
the House, two have been organized there, and in four 
instances men and women on strike against reduction in 
wages met there while the strike lasted. In one case a