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action of President O'Donnell, and
the motion was carried to sustain the
chair's action in ruling the resolutidn
out of order.
When a standing vote was called
for Shaughnessy grabbed the gavel
and wouldn't allow it
Before presenting the resolution
Tweedle called attention to the un
fairness of the Hearst papers toward
organized labor, and said newspaper
sluggers had gone so far as to kill
men and slug members of his own
The resolution ruled out of order
by President Shaughnessy was as fol
lows: . "Whereas, There is a newspaper in
the City of Chicago called the Ex
aminer that is being printed by scab
pressmen and has been put on the
unfair list by the Chicago Federation
of Labor, and still remains on the un
fair list; and a proposition has been
accepted by the Building Trades
Council to publish a labor edition of
the Examiner in conjunction with thf
Building Trades Council; and it has
also been stated that Simon O'Don
nell, president .of the Building Trades
Council, is to become editor of this
paper while the paper is being print
ed by scab pressmen; therefore be it
' "Resolved, That we, in special con
vention assembled, hereby declare a
disapproval of such action on the part
of the Building Trades Council; also
"Resolved, That we refuse to let
O'Donnell put us in any such com
As other unions in the building
trades will be holding meetings right
along now, there is an active cam
paign on the part of Ihe Hearst
crowd and the O'Donnell machine to
Rrevent action disapproving of the
alleged trades union edition.
But there is just as-active a fight
on by real trades unionists to have
the union workers declare their in
dependence of labor bosses and re
fuse to be bossed.
Since May 1, 1913, many unions
in the building trades have adopted
the following resolution:
"Whereas, The effectiveness of or
ganized labor is dependent upon its
spirit of cohesiveness and solidarity,
not only in part but as a whole, and
"Whereas, this principle is ably ex
pressed by the trades union motto
that injury to one is the concern of
all; united we stand, divided we fall.
Therefore be it
"Resolved, That union No.
-, in regular session assembled,
heartily concurs in the action of. the
Chicago Federation of Labor in plac
ing the Chicago American and Ex
aminer on the unfair list and pledges
itself to use its best endeavors to
make the same effective."
This resolution was signed by the
secretary and president of each or
ganization, under official seal. When
the C. F. of L. put the Examiner and
American on the unfair list it was
passed by a referendum vote of all
Since May 1, 1913, the following
unions, affiliated with the Building
Trades Council, have reaffirmed their
former action and passed the above
141 Mark D. Taylor, 7050 Cottage
809 A. L. Ream, 1967 Leland av.
341 D. Dombrowski, 1837 N. Her
1128 Oscar Olsen, 136 Sawyer av.,
1693 W. W. McGary, 1230 W. 104th.
419 Wm. T. Bruening, 1422 S.
643 H. Phillips, 832 Winthrop ct.
816 A. Simpson, 30 E. Division st.
1784 Gus Strange, 2911 Harvard st.
282 W. J. O'Leary, 4341 S. Halsted
st., Dr. Marcus Hall.
4 John O'Malley, 2210 Clifton.
3 A. Huntowski, 1834 N. Wood.