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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 04, 1913, Image 1

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RICH BOSTON WOMAN OPENS DOORS OF OWN
HOME TO FALLEN YOUNG GIRLS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, gggggfr 500 South Peoria St.
Editor and Publisher, 398 Tel. Monroe 3S3.
VOL.2, NO. 261 Chicago, Monday, Aug. 4, 1913 ONE CENt
HEARST AT BOTTOM OF DANGEROUS
ATTACK ON TRADES UNIONISM
Simon O' Donnell, President Chicago Building Trades'
Council, Gavels Through Resolution Accepting
Proposition of Examiner to Publish
Special Trades' Union Edition.
Organized labor is facing one of the most dangerous attacks ever made
on trades unionism in Chicago, and the Hearst gang is at the bottom of it.
It looks like a cunning scheme to split the Chicago Federation of Labor
into hostile factions, and thus make it easy for organized capital to crush
unionism and possibly to establish the open shop in Chicago.
Simon O'Donnell, president of the Chicago Building Trades Council,
has evidently formed some sort of alliance with Hearst, by which Hearst
hopes to gain control of the union labor movement.
When Hearst first started the American in Chicago he made a strong
play for union support and got it He promised not to join the Publishers'
Association. After union labor helped him build up a big circulation, he
went after advertising and joined the publishers' trust.
Last year it was Hearst who locked out the union pressmen in his press
room and thus started the fighj; that involved stereotypers, drivers and
newsboys.
And he is still running his presses with scabs, and has done all he could,
in connection with the other publishers, to crush the pressmen's union.
It was believed ai the time of the lockout that it was but the begin
ning of a carefully prepared plan to establish the open shop in Chicago
newspaper offices, and then follow that up with a fight for the open shop al!
along the line.
The pressmen, however, fought back, and fought hard. The Chicago
Federation of Labor, which is one of the most progressive central bodies ir

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