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A WAR FOR THE OPEN SHOP
By this time union workers ought to understand that there is
a desperate fight on in Chicago to make this an open-shop town.
Any attack on one union is an attack on all. Organized capital
is too smart to attempt to bust up all unions at the same time. The
game is to lick them one at a time.
Employers in an industry that has to deal with several unions,
get together in an organization. Then they want-to make contracts
with the various unions in their employ so that these contracts will
expire at different times.
Then a row can be started with one union, and all the others
will have to keep out of the fight while the one union is getting
trimmed ; for they must live up to their sacred contracts.
After licking one union the organized employes can tackle
another; an1n the end every union that stayed chloroformed by
contract while a sister union was being put out of business, will "go
the same route.
The shameful thing about itjis that greedly employes so often
find labor leaders who, to save their own necks, will sell out their
brother unionists; and unions that will help employers destroy
The great lesson ,working men and working women havevto
learn is that they must stand together; and that every attack on one
union is an attack on all unions.
The lesson all men and womjen who work for a living must
learn is, that organized greed can't enslave union Jabor without en
slaving all Jabor. It is organized labor that has kept the'wages of all
labor going much lower than they are.
Organed labor can't fight its 'own battle without fighting the
battle of all labor for a fairer share of its own product. No working-'
mn can scab on nis union brother without scabbing on all labor and
himself. It'isthe competition of workingmen for work that keeps
wages down; ahd cunning capital's game is to maintain a situation
where at least one man is always eager to get another man's job.
There axe more ducks in China
tHan in all the world outside it.
They are kept -on every farm, on
the private roads, and on all the
lakes, rivers, and smaller streams.
Tere are manylioats in which as
tnanx as two thousand are kept.
Their eggs constitute one of the
plost important articles of food.
They are hatched in establish'
ments fitted up for the purpose.
Some of these establishments,
turn out as many as fifty thou-"
sand young ducks every year,
Salted and smoked ducks are sold,
in all the towns, and many of,
them are exported to countries"
where Chinamen reside.