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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 24, 1913, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
TeL Monroe 353.
ONE CENT
VOL.2, NO. 227 Chicago, Tuesday, June 24, 1913
LUMBER, STEEL AND BRICK TRUSTS TO
AID OF BUILDING TRADE BOSSES
Threaten to Boycott All Contractors Who Have Refused
To Obey Order of Inner Circle to Lock Out Men, ,
In an effort to break forever the Building Trades Council of Chicago,
the Steel, Lumber and Bjick Trusts are preparing to freeze out all employ
ing contractors who refuse to obey the lockout order of the inner circle of
the Building and Construction Employers' Association.
This action is being taken by the three big construction supplying
trusts because up to date the lockout orderedby the inner circle of the Chi
cago bosses has been an utter fizzle.
There are. four hundred and ninety-seven members o? the Building and
Construction Employers' Association, which is supposed to represent the
employers in every building trade.
As a matter of fact, however, the association long has been ruled by!
the clique or inner circle composed of the few members of the executive;
council.
This clique long has been determined to break the buildiner trades
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two years has been biding its time for
a great lockout.
The inner circle knew that in or
dering the lockout it would be sup
ported by the immense capital repre
sented by the Lumber, Steel and
Brick Trusts.
Last week, the inner circle of the
bosses' association thought it saw a
favorable opportunity, and ordered
the four hundred and ninety-seven
employers in the association to lock
outaU-their building trades employes
within the next forty-eight hours.
JJuj of3ef canie as an utter sur
prise to the majority of the employ
ers, who were on excellent terms
with th'eir men and had had no
thought of a lockout.
The result was that of the four
hundred and .ninety-seven ordered to
lockout their employers only two
hundred and fifteen even took the
trouble to answer the letter fromthe
inner circle of the bosses' associa
tion which transmitted the order.
And not all of the. two hundred
and fifteen answered that they would
do as they were told. Some mildly
remarked that they thought thej
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