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THE SUN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1916.
Labor Leaders Endorse Hughes
One-third of all law beneficial to labor, passed in New York State in 133 year; were patted during Governor Hughes ' term at his request and signed by him.
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From th4 rhilaitlphla Futile Ltdatr. OctobtrV. 1SH)
This is Labor's Answer to the Attempt
To Deliver the American Workingman's Vote
THE labor vote cannot be delivered to the Democratic party.
The bulk of it throughout the country will go to Hughes was
the positive declaration of Thomas . Williams, one of the
most prominent trade unionists in the United States, in course of
an interview in Pittsburgh on November 1, 1916.
MOVE TO INDORSE
BY LABOR UNION
Central Body, in Stormy Ses
sion, Tables Resolution '
from Tli Wathlnoton Pott, Oetobtr tt, till)
CHICAGO LAIOB FOS EUOHES.
BwUdlat TradM Council
deat Wllaoa Lacks Bjmptthj.
ApritI to Tk Waiklnitw ton.
Chlckfo. Oct 21. On brtneft f r
MiMd Ubor awunc Into llo fM
Chtrlt B. Hughta tontcht whw tk
Chlcaca Butldlnv Trd Council, f
which Simon O'Donnell to prooldtnt.
adopted reiolutlono urlnr tho dofoot
of Prctldunt Wilton botaut of lack
or sympathy with tho Amorloaa work
Arthur D BurbanX chairman of tht
(cUlatly board of railroad trainman
In flllnoia. Uiatd a tatomont doclar
In that railroad amployo ar tumlnc
from rrMdcnt Wllaon
It to tho flrot Urn out national afl.
ear hao attomptad to ioll ua haw w
tntiat vote, and thoro ara thouaanda Ilka
myoolf who will not otand for aaah die
tatln,M aald Mr. Burbank "I am con.
vlneod that tho oontftnant among Ctao
railroad mon for Hufhoa la crowing
otrongor tvory day."
Mr. Williams is National President of the
Building Trades department of the American
Federation of Labor, which includes every
craft in any way identified with the building
It has a membership of nearly one and a
half million men, all mechanics, which is more
than fifty per cent of the entire membership of
the organization of which Samuel Gompers is
Mr. Williams has just completed a tour of
the south and middle west, in course of which
he talked with representatives of every indus
try and addressed seven national conventions
of labor organizations. '
"No man or group of men can deliver the
labor vote to the Democratic party," said Mr.
Williams. "The American workingman al
ways has supported the Republican ticket,
and for a very practical reason.
"He knows that the Republican party
stands for the great principle of protection to
American industry, and that without such pro
tection there can be no prosperity for him.
The wage earners of this country today con
sider the re-establishment of the protective
tariff system the one great issue before them,
and they will vote accordingly next Tues
day. "No sensible laboring man is deceived by
the present abnormal industrial activity in the
United States. We all know that war orders
from Europe are responsible for it.
"If the foreign conflict should end tomor
row, the wage earners of this country would
be confronted with precisely similar condi
tions to those which confronted them during
the first two years of the Wilson administra
tion idle mills, dead locomotives, men out of
employment, and business depression every
where. "The workingman will vote next Tuesday
for the Republican ticket because he will then
vote for his own material welfare.
"In my trip through the south and west, I
discussed the political situation with hun
dreds of laboring men. I found no indication
anywhere of a pronounced trend of sentiment
in the ranks of the wage-earners towards the
The Republican Protective Tariff protects workingmen's wages without
increasing the cost of living. The question is shall we have a Democratic tariff that
only pretends to help the wage-earner or a Republican tariff that really protects him?
Vote for Hughes
solutions Adopted at Meeting of
the Building. Trades Council of
Occ'-uin- that Prti(!ent Wilson tat
r-'.vcn lnmHf an enrmy of orcanired
lulior ami tlwt, on the contrary, Mr
lliithr Im fclinun himself the fnend of
l.il'or tlirrwahnut his whole currer. a w
r.ri nf rr(itmions itpportinj the randi.
ihy cf Mi 'Hughes ,s pasporl list nipht
t a nectin; of the I'liiladclpliu Build,
in? Tr.itlfs Potinri!
.(lout 00.0(10 tnco. The nieolini M held
in ttlO I'.ltkuav nillfrtint mnti fl.
lution (wrc pnsfed niter a spirited dia
cmion Kranl .1 fihnndcc prrxided.
eundinj vote uas taken The rcoo
lution JcUaicd tbat until hm entrance
into politico six yean a,-., Preoident
Wilson had proved himself a "harsh,
hitler and unjuat critic" of Lihor unions.
.mil had shown by his speeches and his
. ritliiRx, in his boohs, that he had no
statement was attributed to him that
w'lor unions oragsra lue highent men
to the level of the TowMt," and ho was
quoted as being a "fierce partisan of the
vfi ii on up
The parage was ntcd from Preident
Wilsons, iKiol,, "The History of the
A mci lean People." where he .ertod
thaf til. Phm. I.I.A. .. ... L.i. ...
the Polish, blavonie or Italian, fin tln
ether hind, it uas declared that Mr.
Hughes had been shown by his words.
tllV 1 f r 1- ( i an. I 1... . . . . 1 .1... L. . I ,
.... ....... .a ..n it i, mil in- nan
been a friend of labor and of labor Unions
uiiuf; ni3 enure career.
Mr Hughes' utterance, that he Yejt.ird.
eil Idlmr unions ns a "fine opporuimtv
Inr the impinvement of the condition o'f
tho ivorhinsman." was quoted, and bus
ftatemnit, "tho interests of labor are the
loteicsts of .ill jieople, and the protcc
tun of th" ape earner in the aeuintv
't lifr and health by every practical
means, is mic of tho most tacred trusts of
We ngornitsly condemn," read the
resoulhon, "the action of labor leaders
in endeavorinj to create oppoaition to
Mr. Himhe", and with the belief in
mind that ail labor unions should be
l.ept free from political parties, we urge
ll our member, as well as those of
outer unions ami locals, to cast their
sote as their intereat best demands."
Republican National Publicity Committee.