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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 12, 1912, Image 21',
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HOW THE NEWSPAPER LOCKOUT STANDS
'A member of the molders' union
.writes The Day Book to ask what
the situation is concerning the
newspaper lockout and strike.
The letter follows:
"Being a union man -I would
like to know where we stand in
th6 newspaper strike. I know
that the drivers went back and I
hope thatr does not make the
strike (er, asslong as the press
men are still out.
"I belong to the molder&' union
and we meet next Saturday night
and I want to bring the strike
qupstion up as you know there
are lots of union men who will go
back to the scab papers the first
ichance they get. I have heard on
all sides that the strike is over,
and lots of people are not going
to take The World any more.
iThe World is good enough for me
and I am going to do all I can for
'that paper. I want to try and
have all the union men stay
"I think The Day Book and
The World ought to come out
with a statement so that we will
be able to put up a fight for the
"I am going to do all I can to
put the Hearst papers on the bum.
The World is being sold on the
scab stands all over town and I
haven't seen anything in the
paper why they are'there.
'Hopingyou will favor us with
something in The Day Book, and
ask The World to do. the same, I
Jjeg to remain." -
JHere is the situation as The
Ddy Book understands it: The
lockout of the pressmen and the 3
strike of the stereotypers are still J
onbut the newsboys and drivers
have returned to work. So have
many of the pressmen and stereo-
typers, although they left their 'r
unions when they went back.
The charter of the old stereo-
typers' "union was canceled by
President Freel, of the interna- 3
tional, and a charter issued to a I
new union, made up of men who
left the old union and went back t!
to work while the strike was on.
It is understood that the publish
ers will not permit the new union
to give cards to members of the
old Union who conducted the3
So far as the pressmen are con-a
cerned, the open shop exists in all
newspapers that are members of r
the publishers' " association and 3
no pressman carrying union cards
are at work in any oflhese offices.
As for The World being on sale
on scab standsy there really are"
no scab stands ; all the newsboys r
went back to work. There was 3
no money for the strike benefits,
no funds to carry on the fight.
And-both -union and" non-union
papers are on the same stands. Sor 1
the open shop exists as to stands.
The Chicago Federation of La- f
bor, after careful in estigation, "I
placed the blame for the trouble I
pn'the Hearst papers, and placed z
them on the unfair list. Na other
paper was declared unfa.ir. The J
reason for this, as we understand t
it, is that union labor feels it can't i
win. out against the combined J