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CONDITIONS IN CHICAGO SWEATSHOPS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N.tD.,Cbchran, 500 South PeoriaSt
Editor and Publisher. dyB Tel. Monroe 353. -
VOL. 2; NO. 155 Chicago, Monday, March 31, 1913
NEWSPAPERS HIDING TRUTH ABOUT UNJUST
AW&RD IN STREET CAR ARBITRATION
The Street Car Men-Did Not Get Any Raise and They
Are Not Satisfied They Were Tricked and Fooled
and. Arbitration Has Received a Blow.
,The trust .newspapers once more-are deliberately' trying, to throw dust
in the eyes of the 'people.
This topic -isf becoming positively tiresome from its-very frequency.
And yet, in plain justice to the people, every attempt of thesort must be
Last Saturday,, the findings of the board of arbitration in 'the dispute
between the street car, companies and their employes were made public after
a delay of J95 days.
The award was" not unanimous. It was" signed by Chief Justice Orrin
N, Carterthe supposedly unbiased third arbitrator, and Herbert E. Fleming,
chief engineer of the Chicago City Railways Co., the company's hand-picked
arbitrator. It was dissented from by Judge Kickham Scanlan, the arbitra
tor appointed by the employes.
The award of the majority of the. board was most unfair and most
unjust' to the, men. In .many cases the. men were given less by Carter and
Fleming than the 6ompanies had offered them .before arbitration. And in
only one; case, -and that of practically no 'significance, did Carter and
Fleming, give,' the, men more than the companies offered.
That's what the street, car men of Chicago got for 'taking -the public
into consideration last summer and not tying up the city by a great strike
that wouidhaye brought the companies to their knees within a week.
Judge Scanlan, in his dissenting opinion, bitterly denounced the, award
oftthe majority of the board, and characterized it as a, "great blow to the
splendid cause o'f arbitration.- 1
-It is allof that. It practically means that the next time the stree car
men have a grievance they will present their demands to the companies,
and if these, demands be' not granted immediately wto forthwith walk out
jTi strike and let the people of; Chicago go to the deiice
Aid they will be perfectly justified in so doings -Thley, played, fair this