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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 13, 1912, Image 12

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LABOR TO ASK IMPEACHMENT OF JUDGE WRIGHt
By Max S. Hayes, for 14 Years a
Delegate to A. F. of L. An
nual Conventions.
Rochester, Nov. 13. That the
A. F. of L. conyention will vote to
continue the fight against the im
prisonment of Gompers, Mitchell
and Morrison by United States
Judge Wright at Washington for
alleged contempt of cotirt in the
Bucks stove case was foreshad
owed in the report of the execu
tive council.
The report gave an exhaustive
history of this celebrated case-Uonibining into a single industrial
wnicn nas oeen m court ior nvciuouv wuaicvuc3.iault.iu1-.w
vears, and made it plain that the
existence of organized labor was
largely at stake in this fight., The
council claimed that the over
whelming majority of the masses
in America, as well as the press
and peoples in many foreign
countries, were in thorough sym
pathy with labor in this test case
to preserve the rights of free
speech and free press.
"Government by injunction
must go" is the slogan, further-,
more, it is highly probable that
the convention will go beyond
this point and order that im
peachment proceedings be
brought in the next session of
Congress against Justice Wright.
The latter's action, which is de
nounced as malicious persecution,
has given great impetus to the
mrtvpment for the recall of
hiAcree nnrl hills will be backed in "What a beautiful dav it is
j ts-f-j - -- .. ...... . . ' .
the various legislative bodies ot just tne kind ot a day to make my
the countrv durinsr the coming:
year by the laboring people to
place recall laws upon the statute
books.
The executive cojintif denies
that the A-. F. of h. is opposed to
industrial unionism, and sharply
criticized the Toledo, O., metal
trades' council for circularizing
the country arid attempting to
place the federation in a false
light.
It is a fact that there is noth
ing in th6 laws of the federation
or its proceedure in past conven
tions to prohibit international and
directlv affiliated unions from-
ent thred big international unions
m the clothing trades are nego
tiating to amalgamate and many
smaller organizations are doing
likewise.
The efforts of Pacific coast cen
tral bodies to start a secession
movement as an outcome of the
war among the electrical workers
is being frowned upon. It will be
nipped in the bud before th,e con
vention is over. . x
o o
THE SOCIAL TREADMILL
calls on all the women I know,
None of them will be at home,' j

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