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Joseph Proebstle, Internationa'. --;'-y United Brewery Workers.
Matthew Woll, international' President Photo-Engravers.
1 A general movement Is on among 'officers' of international unions all
over the country, and the action of the Chicago. Building Trades Council
will be brought up before the annual meeting, of the American Federation
of Labor at Seattle next week. '
( This means that the" whole trouble between Hearst and his Chicago
papers and Pressmen's Union No. 7, in fact, the entire newspaper waf in
Chicago, win be spread all over the United States, and may have a good,,
effect on the move for closer affiliation now on in the A. F. of L.
Tonight the regular meeting of the Chicago Building Trades Council,
wiD be held, and unless Simon O'Donnell, the president and editor-in-chief 1
of Hearst s so-called trades, union
edition of the- Examiner, gavels his
way through, the protest by dele
gates from affiliated unions which
have protested will be vigorous.
Although 10,000 union painters In
Chicag hare already withdrawn
from the BuJMIng Trades Council be
cause of ODormeirs dealwrth Hearst
and Andy Lawrence, most of the
other affiliated unions lave held back
until they see -sfeat hzfpexm tonight.
If CDarmsai deesnt back up to
night and sfeoubn the scab "trades
union" etftQoB f -be Bzaminer, and
unless tie CMsqsd Baftdmg Trades
Coutbcil ts&EBS&BaSsT actkm. there is
B posB&SSyTSff "B&flfesa&e withdraw
als frcsn the cozsHal and the organ
ization of a new BfiSding Trades
Council in Cfriicaga. with Simon
OThranefl and'Ws crowd of political
lieutenants on 3ae -outside.
O'Donnell has received protests
Erom international officials and many
protests from local -unions and dis
trict councils. He may submit them
to the council tonight, or he may
ignore them, let the delegates know
nothing about them and bull the deal
through. If he does this then the fur
will fly in Chicago at meetings to be
held next week.
Unless O'Donnell backs up, the
building trades delegates to the Chi
go Federation of Labor will Insist
on strong resolutions being passed by
lie C. F. of L. at the meeting on Sun
Some of the resolutions to be of
fered will come from the building
rades because they believe this is
their fight because it was the presi-.
dent of their council who got themt
into the mess, and they feel that, it
is up to the rank and file in the buildr
ing trades unions to clear their skirts
as real trades unionists.
If Simon O'Donnell doesnt' report
to the delegates tonight all the pro
tests and communications he has re
ceived, some delegate might get up
and ask him If he hasn't received the
following telegram of protest from
George L. Berry, president of the In
ternational Printing Pressmen's and
Simon O'Donnell, President Chicago
Building Trades Council, Chicago,
I am informed that the Chicago
Building Trades Council is negotiat
ing for the publication of the Chi
cago Examiner on Labor Day. I
cannot believe that your council
would pursue such a course in view;
of the fact that the' Examiner and the
American are both unfair to organ
ized labor, due to the lockout im-
posed upon the members of our in-'
ternational union. Certainly your '
council could -not tolerate a news
paper which Is responsible for the
crimes and abuses neaped upon t
members of our union, and the '
deaths that have been committed
upon members of the Street Car
Men's Union. If consideration has
been given the use of the columns
f the Examiner I would urge that
or the sake of UNIONISM if not for
humanity that all negotiations be