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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 06, 1912, Image 9

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PRINTING TRADES COUNCIL SEATS NO.114
Last night Allied Printing
Trades Council seated the repre
sentatives of Stereotypers' Union
No. 114. The vote was 17 to 8,
with 12 not -voting. The repre
sentatives of No. 4 retired and did
not vote.
No. 4 is the old union which
struck to support the union press
men when they were locked put,
first by the Hearst papers and
then by the other trust papers.
President Freel of the interna
tional stereotypers sided with the
publishers and revoked the char
ter of No. 4. He then i$sued a
charter to No. 114, which' was or
ganized by the publishers and was
made up of members of No. 4 who r
abandoned their union dnd went
to work in the struck shops while
their union was on strike.
The president of No., 114 is
James Sampson, foreman of the
stereotype foundry of the Hearst
papers.
The local Allied Printing
Trades Council heard the case on
its merits and refused to seat the
delegates from 114, some of the
delegates referring to' thm as a
fink union.
The matter went to the Board
of Governors, ma'de up of the in
ternational presidents and three
other officers of the typographical
international. ' A
Wohl of the photo-engravers,
Wasem of the bookbinders and
Berry of the pressmen favored
No. 4, and Frye of the stereotyp
ers, and Lynch, Hayes, Miller and
Smith of the printers fought, for J
No. 114. Frye, Lynch, Hayes,
Miller and Smith bolted and. held
a rump meeting.
The matter then went to John
'Mitchell as arbitrator. The merits
of the case'did not go before him.
He had to decide whether all
union members of local allied
printing trades council had to be
in good standing with their inter
national and whether the rump
convention was regular.
He decided that the rump
meeting was irregular, but that
every union in local tradescoun
cils had to be in good standing.
This? put No. 4 out of it because
Freel had revoked its charter and
had issued one to 114. So, al
though the local Allied Printing
Traces Council and the Chicago
Federation of Labor had heard
the. case on its merits and had de
cided to stand by No. 4r still Pres
ident FreeJ's action put No. 114 in
good standing. ' Sd the local coun
cil either had to recognize No. 114
or see the " publighefrs and their
friends arnong' the international
presidents organize new local
council.
There was nothing for them to
do b'ut to recognize No. 114 .
Thfs has no- bearing on the
pressmen's union, which is still
locked out of all trust papers, and
has the backing of its interna
tional officers.
Vicar Begin jat the bottom
and work up, Patrick that'is the
only way. Parishioner It can't
be done in my business, sir; I'm a
weUndigger,

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