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SOME DAY LABORTTOIILA
STRIKES, WILL NOT WALK OUT
OF THE FACTORY, BtT WILL
SOTISTAY IN THE WALT OUT
STAY· IN THE FACTORY.
FrRMEDEP FE OAL
ADMINI5TRgL)OFN ý'" CON MSSION
PROFITEER 1 coNS&n~th
lY U. S. EXPLOITERS
Rico, Feb. 20.
<r in which Porto
by American ex
>y Santiago Igle
nizer, in a state
I social life of the
by Iglesias' sum
for the year
lost in education
children out of
ýople paid in ox
over the regular
fs imported from
under the super
port is quoted as
lance of the 400,
' school age has
,000 in 1914 to
cco, railroad and
NSURED BY BOARD
has censured the
on company for its
the settlement of
a it and employes.
dlared to be "auto
'y, as a matter of
stice, and in con
give full and free
mployes to organ
ricky attituo and
bles in evading a
d, is shown in this
contends that the
o respond to such
e name of no em
lploye is signed to
VC AT IlSBEE
the 75-cent cut in
C . of M. M., and
tf Bisbee called a
,s also designed to
of the I. U. of M.
shee, and a special
women who were
Sof Labor Wilson
urned out to be a
,ors. After a free
hl 1. W. WV. men
rm and exposed the
f 11. S. McClusky
strike, the chair
the meeting would
ession. All I. W.
tall and when the
opened, only six
a fair sample of
)ver in Bisbee.
ilig of the Bisbee
line Workers' In
' sn (I. W. W.) it
strike. The Cop
- has a surplus of
present and stool
attempting to pro
)r these reasons,
eed it inadvisable
organization of a
nIl Workers' coun
e of assistance to
, colilpany has or
Scouncil for the
presided over by
Dut such tactics
mniot prevent the
turning to Bisbee
has already re
l.--The new nat
ting at the State
uIlna has been ap
e and by the arch
s that are to oc
ucture will begin
e hoard of health,
K W. Jameson at
v of Montana that
'at need' of public
ship trusts in the United States, says
Iglesias, should be satisfied with an
average profit of 75 per cent and the
people of the island starving anti los
ing in schools.
"Gen. McIntyre (Washington) of
the military bureau of insular affairs
wants to settle many of Porto Rico's
economic sufferings by recommend
ing that some .good jobs in the in
sular government be given to reliable
"This will not affect the economic
exploitation of the island by the
trusts, but it will at least content
some of the politicians and anti
Americans. The masses of the people
do not seem to be of importance.
"The truth regarding Porto Rico
is that President Wilson's meaning
of democracy and freedom is not the
same as is advocated by his repre
senatives in the island. The democ
racy applied by Porto Rican officials
is entirely different from the democ
racy which the American people want
for the world."
it and it is signed by and filed in the
name of a union that the company
has never recognized or dealt with,
and the name of this union is signed
by a man who was never in the em
ploy of the company and was not
even a member of the Amalgamated
association (street car men).
"The company also contends that
this board is without jurisdiction to
hear this case under the announced
principles of the board on the ground
that the controversy is not of suffi
cie:it importance to warrant this
board in ttaking cognizance of it; that
all of the men who left the service of
the company did so voluntarily and
are now satisfactorily employed else
The strike was called because of
the company's trade union antagon
ism. Several men were discharged.
TO STARVE OUT WORKERS
Jersey City, N. J., Feb. 20.-L. O.
Koven & Bro. have shut down their
metal works in this city "until such
time as our employes are ready to
return to work under the conditions
we have named."
These busiiess men have discov
ered that some of their machine shop
employes "have been annoyed" by
other emnployes because they have
been working at a lower rate than
that demanded by the Machinists'
"Matters have reached a point
where it has to be decided whether
we are going to run our own busi
ness," it is stated, "and we are go
ing to insist on our right to employ
whom we wish and to decide for our
selves what we can afford to pay.
"This machine shop will shut down
tonight and will remain closed until
such time as our employes are ready
to return to work under the condi
tions we have named.
"We cannot allow other people to
tell us how much we shall pay and
who we shall pay it to."
The announcement closes with this
"We sincerely hope that our em
ployes will realize the fairness of our
stand and continue with their work
under these conditions."
The machinists have refused to
place their welfare in the hands of
L. O. Koven & Bro., who are now
facing a strike. The firm has orders,
for navy work.
N[CEOES JOIN MNiiN"
)Iouston, Tex., Feb. 20.--Negroes
in this city are accepting the trade
union theory and well-attended mect
ings are being held by these workers.
Madrid, Sp in.-Industrial unrest
continues to seethe in Spain. The
fact that constitutional guarantees
have been suspended in Barcelona
has only added fuel to the flames.
The government, to meet the Situa
tion, now declares that it has deter
mined to carry through the neces
sary social reforms, including the
regulation of hours of labor and a
minimum wage. While the govern
ment is thus making promises, -the
syndicalists are busily organizing
anq are making plans for a general
Bulletin Boosters should patronize
MUST PAY PA EVAILING RATE
WVashington, Feb. 20.--The senate I
has adopted an amendment to the
$400.000.000 postoffice appropria
lion bill prohibiting the employment I
of Americanl sotliers, sailors or ma
rines in the building of non-military
roads while they are in the service
unless they receive the sanme pay as
It was stated that soldiers on this
work receive soldiers' pay, while
civilians are paid the civilians' rates.
ASK MORE COMPENSATION
H-Iarrisbulrg, Pa., Feb . 20.--The
state federation of labor is urging the
state legislature to amend the com
pensation law by increasing benefits
to two-thirds of the wage received by
the injured workers, and reduce th0
waiting time to seven days.
Under the present law when an
employe is injured he must wait 15
day to receive as benefits but 50 pet
cent of his wages.
BUTCHERS REDUCE HOURS
Stockton, Cal., Feb. 20.--Organ
ized butchers have secured a new
agreement which reduces the worlt
dclay one hour.
SDallas, Tex., Feb. 20.-The Arm
- strong Packing company has signed
t an agreement with its organized
I butcher workmlen and other emlploye:
which provides for arbitration. The
t company *promises not to victimize
trade unionists. The workers were
1 on strike for over a week.
Christiania, Norway. -=A nations
-ollference of representatives oi' thb
soldiers' council in Norway and o'
representatives of other working
men's organizations has been helt
in Christiania. A manifesto rwa
adopted calling upon all men of inil
itary age to form soldiers' organiza
tions throughout the country, or elst
to register with the organizations of
working men. Among the demand
made by the conference were: 'T'ht
r abolition of militarism, the convers
ion of the munition industry into
some productive enterprise, and
s guarantees.that the military will nol
be used against the working class.
- The soldiers are admonished to unite
with other organizations of working
men in order to accomplish the his
toric mission of the working'class
1 the abolition of capitalism and mili
t Register, and get your
` friends to register, or you can't
vote at the primaries in the
THURSDAY,' FEB. 20, AT 8 P. M.
CROWLEY & LOCKHART'S GYM
The following boys will appear in four 4-round bouts:
Of Seattle, featherweight champion of the Northwest
The Pride of Butte.
BILLY M'GRORY Vs.........JACK CARPTNER
AL RICHARDS V...... . ED UREN
RAY BRONSON Vs.... KID WILLIAMS
MEMBERSHIP CARDS $1.50
The NONPARTISAN LEAGUE is fighting the ENEMIES
of you both. Big Business is robbing armers.and Wage
Earners alike. You must come together, fight together
.nd you'll win together. The NONPARTSAN LEAGUE
the LINK that will bring you.TOGETHER.
Farmers, Join the League! WageEarrs; Support It!
BUILDIOERS LOCKED OU0
Dallas, Tex.. Feb. 20. -The Build
ers' association has locked out 2.000
building craftsmen biecause these
workers refused to agree not to at
tempt to raise wages during the year.
The sheet metal workers were de
uanding wage increases and the as
sociation made their demand on other
crafts. When the unionists refused
the employers induced the sheet
metal contractors to break their
promlise to raise wages and the gen
eral lockout followed.
New York.---The editor of ''Coli
mcerce and Finance," a Wall street
publication. holds the opinion that
a general strike in the United States I
is an impossibility. He looks for
soeine labor disturbance during tilei
period of readjustment. Any con
certed action on the part of tlie
Anlerican workers, however, Is for
eign to the "spirit of sanity" dis
played by the American people.
"In the United States," writes the
editor, "some friction and unsettle
ment will. no doubt, be incidental to
the inevitable readjustments in the
wage scale that are to be expected
as we pass from war to peace con
ditions, but the highly complex in
terdependence that is a condition of
American life would seem to be a
guarantee against serious trouble
even if the essential sanity of our
people, so often demonstrated, could
not be relied upon. More than half
"If t1' Anlll'ioean )Opullpation now live
in cities. But few of these cities are
prov isioned more than two days
ahead and any serious interruption
in the operation of the agencies up
on which they depend for food and
the other necessities of civilized life
would result in the starvation andt
distress of the very wage earners
who refuse to work.
"Any general strike is, t herefore,
one of the inipossible possibilities al
ready discussed in this paper. It
would be a paradox-a word which
it properly defined as 'something
seenlingly true but actually impos-I
This view is generally held among
thinking business lmen who consider
the American labor movement to be
ctaservative and under control of
safe leaders. They made no ime(n
tion of the more radical phases of
the Amnerican labor mlovement.
SICKNESS OF WORK
ERS CAUSE POVERTY
Harrisburg, Pa.--Sickness is the
chief cause of poverty amnong the
working people of Pennsylvania, ac
cording to the report just issued by
the Pennsylvania health insurance
cominmission. The commission, which
was created by the legislature in
1907 to investigate sickness and va
rious plans for health insurancte, dis
ýovered that more than 120,000
workers in Pennsylvania are ill ev
ery day in the year. This mnakes an
average of six days per year for each
wage worker. The annual loss of
wages due to tlis sickness is more
Investigations conducted by the
cotmmission into the activities of
charity societies, discover the fact
i that in 63 per cent of the cases han
dled by the United Hebrew Charities
of Philadelphia during the past two
years, sickness was the main factor
in causing poverty. In the entire
state from 40 to 50 per cent of the
cases of dependency are due plrimar
ily to sickness. An investigation
among the soft coal miners shows
that the health of their families is
very poor. In Fayette county, 160
children out of every 1,000 born,
die during the first year.
Advertise tnat room for rent in
the want columns of the Bulletin.
ORIANIZED R, R
SHOP MEN REJECT
Washington. -Feb 20. .
It is believed that organ- v
ized railroad shop enm
ployes will cast practical- C
ly a unanimous vote p
against private ownitrship
of railroads, ac'ording to 1
reports of a referendu lll
now being received at the t
offices of the A. F. of L. e
railway empll)oyes' depart
Officers of the depart- a
ment prepared this ques
tion, which the affiliated
to their respe ctie imliu
"I)o you favor goverlll
Inent ownership or gov
ernment control of rail
roads as against private
While it generally takes
seven weeks to (cin plete
a referenduim of these
workers, the following
partial report was made
26 days after the refer
endum was aunounced:
Machinists -- For pri
vate control, 426: against
private control. 130,935.
lioilerimnukers "- FIo r,
118S against, 25.529
lttacksmlit hs- --For, 75;
Sheet Metal \Vorkers--
For. 2S; against., 9.9 4.
('ar Men--For, SUs;
EVADE 8-HOUR LAW
Sacramento, ('al., Feb. 20.
-An lamendmentl to the
ofllen's eight hour law has
beep introducted in the state
legislature whicli forbids the
!emplloyment of \women "for
Imore thall eight houtrs dur
ing anly o1tle day of 24
hol's. ' The present law
perml'lits of sharp piractices
by 'm tployers.
BACK PAY ORDERED
StI. iouis, Mo., Feb. 20.
1 Federal Judge )yer has or
dered that 300 emuployes of
the MIissouri Plate Glass
company be paid $13,000
back wages. The firm went
into Ibankruptcy bectause of
debts aggregating $2S5.000,
I and Judge Dyer held that
f the workers have a preferred
Balon Rouge, La.., Feb.
20.--The large number of
adult illiterates in this state
has caused State Superinten
dent of Education Harris to
recollliutend that s p a c i a l
teachers be appointed for
the salnmer nmonths.
WVashington, Feb. 20. -
Requests for female work
?rs to the United States em
Iloym'ent service Iave tle
creased 48 per cent since the
signing of the armistice. l)ur
ing the same period registra
tions by women for ellmploy
ment have decreased only 12
MEAT CUTTERS UNITE
Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb.
20.---A local of meat cutters
and butcher workmen has
been organized and affiliat
ed with the bona fide trade
CAP MAKERS CAIN
Nw 1-Iaven, Conn., Feb.
"'. -Organized cap makers
have setcured a flat wage in
crease of $2 a week.
Indianapolis, Feb. 20. -
_\ ollnt of the, referendum
vtSi for officials'of the Unit
1 Min,. Workers show that
;l'r,.si1 nt Frank Hayes, Vice
''res~d,-nt John Lewis and
te a ry-Treasurer William
t;rI',n iave been re-elected.
VOTES FOR WOMEN
Indianapolis, Feb. 20. -
T':e state senate has passed
t I:., house bill rivlng women
the right tb vote at presi
dintial elections. The sen
ara vote ware$ ' , -
PACKERS OPPOSE PROBE
Washington. Feb. 20o. - Consel for
Swift & Co., neat packers, atdmitted
to the senate agriculture packers
throughout the country were solicit
d to urge lnelllers of (ongress to de
feat a resolution Iproviding for anll in
'estigation of the lleat paclking in
Letters were read into the records
which showed that the packing firms
of Swift. Armour, Morris. Wilson and
(.udahy held conferences for the pur
pose of defeating the probe.
J. Spencer Smith, head of a New
ork illlporting and comllmission firm,
toldl the senate comlittee that if
transportation was available to every
one on equal terms the five leading
meat packers would he stripped of
whatever power they lligllt possess,
and that they "could 1not then11 pos
sibly be a mnenace tol tlie inlldustry o0
to the coulltry at large."
TEAMSTERS MAKE GAINS
Chicago, Fteb. 211. Tealsters' ull
ion No. 705 has raised wages approxi
nmately $2 a week and llut the work
ing (lay 30 illinlltes. Forty-five cents
will be paid for the first hour of over
tille and 60 celIts an hour thlereafte'r.
Chaluffeurs will be paid 60 a1nd 75
cents for overt line. 'T'his unlion has
raised wages four tim11es since 1915,
and it now has a $23 weekly mini
mum an(1 a $34 tlaXilullUl with a 10
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