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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 13, 1912, Image 3

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STRIKE.SITUATION STRONGER THAN EVER FOR TH
UNIONSTRUST PRESE ON THE SLINK
. The position of , the locked. out
" pressmen .and striking stereotyped)-wagon
drivers antf-newsboys
on Ihe newspa'pers of the Publish
ers. Trust jtoday isstronger .than
everv- -
The publishers have been -unable
to getlcompetent men to fill
the places' of those locked out or
on strike, and incompetent labor
js wreaking'havoc with expensive
machinery.
- Two presses at the American;
one at" the Journal, and one at the
Tribune are out .of commission.
One hundred, and eight non
union pressmen were imported
into' Chicago from Philadelphia
Saturday night. The were
worse' than useless. They were
utterly incompetent, and the con
dition of some of the presses is
their work.
e Another batch of non-union
pressmen is to be brougham from
Philadelphia -tonight. They are
to-be dopped 'at, some ,vay sta
tion near Chicago, and then
broughtin in small details on local-trains.
t ,
" There are less than 18 union
pressmen, Jmenwho know their
WQr.k,- left on .the trust newspap
e,rs. They ae, mostly foremen
and.' assistant 'fprerneni who were
bribed into"1 quitting tKeir unibn
by the'publishers. ' ,
Thereis only one?union ste'reo
typer at 'work on ariy'trust paper.
He is at theTribune. '
The-Tribune triedto.get an
other stereotyper'Saturday. Tne
one they tried to-get was Ctiarles.
Sunnier, -vice president of the In
ternational Stereotyped uniop.
-,; Sumner was in -the stereotyp
ing room with James Keeley,
managing editor of the Tribune,
laying plans for selling out the
members of his union
v"You call yourself a. stereo
type Sumner," .said Keeley.
"If you really ate one, show your
good faith by taking off your coat
and getting to work. We need
you here."
Sumner, became afflicted with -a
bad case of shyness. He murmur
ed, something about his duties as
an international officer.
."Oh well,", sneered Keeley,
"you might as well be strike
breaking as what you are doing."
Part of a traitors pay always
is the scorn of those to whom ne
sells out. " -
r The printers yesterday voted
to refer their position in the con
troversy to their officers, with in
structions to be guided in their
action by the International Typo
graphical union. Their resolu
tion 'also, embodied a clause say
ing that they believed 'in the in
violability of contracts. N
James M. Lynch, international
.president of the printers, was at
the meeting. As predicted, he
worked hard for the publishers.
Those among the printers'whq
wish a.sympatheticstrike of their
union will make,an effort to get
an out and 'out strike vote taken
either at the end of this week or
the beginning "of next. No strike,
vote was taken yesterday, thexes-
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