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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 08, 1913, Image 2',
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printers, stereotypers, bookbinders, photoengravers, mailers, electrotypes .:
and printer roller makers, many of whom work on Hearst papers.
The deepest resentment, however, is among the unions in the building .
trades, where members think they have been put in the light of encouraging
a paper that is printed by-non-union pressmen; and it is believed the en
tire membership of real union men will rise in revolt and demand that the
endorsement of the Hearst-O'Donnell deal be withdrawn.
At last night's meeting of the District Council of the Painters' Unions a
resolution was adopted by unanimous vote instructing the secretary, L. P.
Lindeholf, to draw up a resolution
withdrawing from the Building
Trades Council, and to send copies to
the Building Trades Council, the
pressmen's union, The Day Book and
As the District Council represents
all union painters in Chicago, this
means that the 25 locals and 10,000
union painters withdraw, and will act
independently of the council.
President Wm. Anderson presided
at the meeting, and introduced Presi
dent Haight of Pressmen's Union No.
7, who explained the lockout of union
pressmen by the Hearst papers. The
members of the district council were
thoroughly aroused, and there was
intense resentment at the action of
the Building Trades Council and
President O'Donnell, who gaveled
through the council last Friday night
a resolution endorsing his deal with
Hearst for a scab trades union edition
of the Examiner, with O'Donnell as
editor in chief.
L. P. Lindehof, secretary .treasurer
of the district council, who Is to draw
up the resolutions, said today:
"The resolutions will protest
against the action of the Building
Trades Council in endorsing Hearst's
scab sheet, which is printed on
presses operated by scabs; that the
Building Trades Council is disgracing
itself by endorsing such a sheet We
are tired of having three or four men
dictating the policy of the Building
Trades Council. We painters, with a
membership of 10,000 union painters
in Chicago, pay $2,400 a year to the
council and get no representation on
the advisory board.
"We don't .like this last agreement
Blade by the council with the con
tractors. It requires us to work with
scabs employed by Briccson Bros.,
Stanley R. Graham and other scab,
companies; and we don't feel that
we can do that and be union men."
No delegates from the painters will.
attend any further meetings of the;
Building Trades Council. It may be
that another Building Trades Coun--cil
will be organized by the unions':
that withdraw from the present one,
which would put the O'Donnell ma
chine out of business.
The - resolutions unanimously:
adopted by the Allied Printing Trades.;
Council last night says that the;
Hearst papers failed to entrap trades ;
union women of the suffrage move
ment into stultifying themselves by.
helping with the so-called suffrage:
edition; that the special labor edition
of the Examiner, with Simon O'Don-:
nell aB editor, is an attempt to use"
the Building Trades Council to mis
represent the true relation of the .
Examiner with organized labor andr
to disrupt and divide the labor move-,',
ment; that since May 1, 1912, the
Examiner has been running a scab or
non-union pressroom; that the Allied
Printing Trades Council protests to,
the Building Trades Council against
this edition, and against any union'
using the Examiner or American or
any other newspaper as. an official
organ unless such paper has a union
The council also reaffirmed its ac
tion In putting both the Examiner and
American on the unfair list until they
adjust their differences' with Web
Pressmen's Union No. 7.
Speakers are attending union
meetings nightly explaining the situ-'