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the- subject of organization alone
haveTjeen or will be dealt with 'in
this convention and the incoming
executive council will be busy for
months to come to assign organ
izers in many states and districts.
This great flood of demands
and appeals for organization has
beep produced by the bitter at
tacks of the ,,open shqppers
against -the unions. The outlook
is that the gains in membership
during the coming 12 months will
, be greatest than in any year in
union labor history.
It is felt on all sides that the
great strikes during the past year
in which nearly $5,000,000 wds
I spent, were Jaut the forebodings
of rnore severe storms to come,
and everybody favors putting the
union shop in condition to meet
The adoption of a minority re
port of the- laws, committee in
Btructing the executive council to
LABOR FEDERATION-FLOODED WITH CALLS FOR "
ORGANIZERS BIG YEAR AHEAD FOR UNIONS
-'By Max Hayes." -" '
Atlanta, Ga Nov. 22. The
'American Federation of LaboT,
during the past few days, has
mapped out a comprehensive or
ganization campaign that will in
ckide many branches of trade.
Committees hqve been consid
ering mariy calls from interna
tional' state and local central
unions for co-operation to make
assaults' upon the-citadels of non
unionism, and the machinery of
the federation will mpye more
rapidly than ever "before to com
bine the workers.
At lease sixty resolutions on
prepare a plan to introduce the
initiative and referendum for the
election of officers and making
constitutional-changes is regard
ed as a, distant victory for the rad
icals. For years the federation has
advocated the direct election and
legislation for other folks and
studiously avoided practicing
what it preached.
When the initiative nd refer
endum is adopted the rank and
file will take a deeper interest in
union affairs. At present the A.
F. of L. occupies a position some
what Similar to that of the United
States congress and the member
ship of affiliated unions have no
voice in shaping policies except
YOUNG I TURKS- FAILURE
The Young Turks have made
a mess of it, and the probability
is that old Abdul Hamid, whom
they kicked off the throne, is
laughing in his ample sleeve. But
Turkey isn't laughing she is
mad clear through at the import
ance of her government in Tri-
poli, and something new is about
due at Constantinople.
It is lijcely to'be' the rise of-the
military party and, perhaps, the"
enthronement of the prince im
perial in place of the present
weakling. The prince is said to
be "a-man of energy" and, with
a magnificent army behind him,
he might be able to make Tur
key's last stand something heijoic