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THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST. 39B TEL, MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 294 Chicago Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1912 One Cent
STREET CAR SITUATION IS THREATENING
The street car situation suddenly became threatening again this
afternoon, when the union officials were again forced to withdraw
from the conference with the company dfficials and Mayor Harrison.
The union officials gave the companies until 10 o'clock tomor
row to agree to their demand for one arbitration board to settle the
differences between the men and the. two streetcar companies.
The negotiations between the men and the companies have now
been going on for one month. During all that time the companies
have insisted that they must act as a unit in the negotiations.
- Last .night, they suddenly changedtheir tactics, and said there
must be two arbitration boards, one for each of the two companies.
In their, ultimatum, delivered today, the union officials said:
"" -'. "The joint committee of the union has become convinced that
tti"eempioyers, by dilatory tactics, are trying to create trouble among
"'For this reason we offer the companies 24 hours to meet our
terms or face' what measures we may see fit to take to bring about
the ends we desire. -. -
"We demand a single arbitration board "to settle all disputes
regarding Wages and working conditions between the meen and the
two. companies. Either this or one arbitration' board tot treat with
one company, with the understanding, that the other company will
makethe same termsvwith us.." ' ;
"This is absolutely our last word."
Officials of the street 'carcompanies said they would give the
men their answer at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
After their withdrawal from the conference,the union officials
went over to the Brjggs house to make the final, plans for a strike
shquld dne pfove necessary.
'Neither PresidentT3usby of the City Railway Co., nor President
Roach of the Railways Co., would give any-explanation of their sud
dent change pf Jront in regard to acting together' today.
ONE ARBITRATION BOARD
Street railway employes are
dead right in insisting on one ar-
bitration. board. In union there
The companies will act togeth-