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ingpnen live and what their needs
are, his argument would be inex
cusable, but Wilson is champion
ing the cause of the big crooked
trusts when he opposes-the Pro
gressive platform for extending
the power of the government
over these trusts.
Roosevelt said Wilson is a be
liever in the outworn doctrine o
the henefits of unlimited and.
reckless competition, while every.,
leader and friend of labor knows
that such competition spells ruin
for the majority of wage work--,
PRINTERS ARE ASKED NOT TO HELP OUT TRUST
PUBLISHERS IN NEWSPAPER STRIKE- o
The Chicago Federated Trades,
made up of Newspaper Web
Pressmen's union No. 7, Stereo
typers' union No. 4, Newspaper
Delivery and Mail Drivers' union
No. 706, Chicago .Newsboys'
union, A. F. of L., 12935, Circula
tors' union, has sent the follow
ing letter to Typographical
union No. 16:
"Chicago, 111., Sept. 10, 1912.
"Believing that organized cap
ital is powerful enough to fight its
own battles against organized
labor, without having the assist
ance of union men themselves, the
Chicago Federated Newspaper
Trades is sending this communi-,
cation to members of Typograph
ical Union No. 16 in hope that it
may help to bring unions closer
together instead of driving them
"We have no fight against No.
16, nor against any other union.
We do not believe the rank and
file of No. 16 are against their
brothers who are walking the
street because bf the war against
unionism started by the Chicago
Newspaper Publishers' Associa
tion. "We believe, however, that the
lockout of the pressmen in x the J
Hearst offices was part of a care-r
fully prepared plan to- estalilislf
the open shop in Chicago news-;
paper offices, and then make &
fight for the open shop in all in
dustries in Chicago. And part-of.
that carefully laid plan is to de
feat the unions one at a tim
"Labor will have to pre
united front, or fall divided!
w e snail not argue tne menrs
of the position taken by No. ljv
when the members voted against
taking their place beside thei
union brothers. That is some.-!
thing each member musbfigmj
out with his own conscience.
"We do say, however, that hay
ing taken that stand it was not
right for officials and representa
tives of No. 16 and Mailers' No.
2 to openly array themselves on
the side of the publishers by is
suing and circulating statements
attacking the other unions, or foj;
such officials to champion the
cause of a fink stereotypers
union, made up of former mem
bers of Stereotypers' 'No. 4 who;
deserted their fellow unionists,,
went back to work and then join
ed a fink union organized by finks,
under the direction'of their mas
fers, thepubljshej-srj "