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BREAKING THE BUNDLE OF STICKS
Onejnighty poor way of keeping an old friend or making a new
one is by hitting Jiim over the head with a club.
That applies to "organizations as well as individuals.
If the other fellow doesn't agree -with you and doesn't see
things as you see them, itTnay.make you maJ, but it won't get you
anything to go at jiim with a, club., And you haven't convinced him
by breaking his head, So both of you are.worse off than when you
started the argument
Do you remember that old story about the father who called
his sons together and. showed hem the bundle of sticks? When he
tried to bend and break them while they were all together, his
strength availed him nothing. When he took them tone at a time he
broke each of them easily. -
In union there was strength. " -
Consider each ofthose sticks a labor union, and you'll see the
folly of any union playing a selfishgame and not caring what hap
pens so long as it doesn't happen to that union. v
As each man is better off if he considers every other man his
brother and treats him accordingly, or at least like brothers should,
so is every Union better off when it sp considers all otfyer unions.
In the war between capital anil labor for it is war organ-
ized capital can easily break the sticks one at a time. It couldn't
even bend them if they were together.
In any industry where several individual unions are employed
organized employers can easily defeat them one at a time if con-"
tracts expire at different timesv For when the contract of one union
expires, it will have to fight alone- if the others live up to their con-"
tracts; and one thing organized labor has been endeavoring to do
has been to live up to its contracts.
Of course it is still easier to defeat all of them if they can be
set to fighting one another.
We hope some unions now calling each other names will see the
folly of that policy and get together as brothers, and attempt to fipd :
some way of helping rather than harming one another. f
FIREMEN PLAN BIG DAY.
The Brotherhood of Stationary
Firemen are planning a big day
of it -at their sixth annuapicnic
to be held in Harms' Park, West
ern and Berteau avs., Labor Day,
Several prominent labor lead
ers will speak. Games -and races
are on the programme and prizes!".
wiji be awarded. Tickets are 25
A little change in the pocket is
better than a decided change in,