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the Building Trades Council for becoming so low and stooped as to enter
into an alliance with the rank, non-union, yellow Examiner." They also
styled O'Donnell as a traitor to the union cause.
Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators, Local 180, called it a game on
the part of Hearst to worm his way back into the good graces of trades,
unionists, and also""an insidious attempt to divide union labor. Their reso-
lution termed O'Donnell as "a self-styled labor leader," and in finishing they
not only boycotted any special edition
of the Examiner, but all regular edi
Metal Polishers, Local 6, in their
resolution said Hearst had long ago
proved his hatred for union labor.
The Allied Printing Trades Council
called attention to the fact that the
Examiner and American were run
ning a scab pressroom and, after
accusing Hearst of trying to disrupt
union labor, advised all real union
men to treat the special edition ex
actly as the women had treated the
"special suffrage edition."
The Printing Pressmen, Local 3,
denounced Simon O'Donnell and
Pete O'Shaughnessy f or their activ
ity in swinging the deal with Hearst.
A copy of this resolution was sent
to the national, convention of
plumbers, now being held in Boston-,
and to which O'Donnell has gone.
Other unions which mailed reso
lutions .were: National Union of
Machinists, Electrical Workers' Line
men No. 9r International Association
of Machinists, Brush Workers' No. 1,
Garment Workers' No. 273.
In addition to the reading of these
resolutions and the subsequent pass
age of the federation's own resolu
tion, several of the delegates spoke
against Hearst and O'Donnell.
Delegate Gluverman of the Cigar
makers was applauded vigorously
when he called O'Donnell "a Judas
who had betrayed the men who
"But still in some ways I confess
that I pity O'Donnell," said Gluver
man. "He is too blind to see the
handwriting on the wall. He doesn't
seem to realize that his crime is
treason. He and immediate crew are
fast becoming generals without sol
diers, and generals without soldiers
must fall. It is up to us not to stop
at the condemnation of special edi
tion of the scab Examiner, but to
expose the labor leaders who entered,
into the contract ' x
"It's easy to see through Hearst's
game. He's trying to disorganize
the laboring people, and if we're not
careful he might succeed.
"I believe the painters made a mis
take in withdrawing from the Build
ing Trades Council. That's exactly
what Hearst' and Lawrence want.
The only way to fight discredited
labor leaders is to fight them within
GJuverman also provoked great
feeling when he mentioned the mur
der of Conductor Frank Witt by
"paid agents of Hearst"
The resolution of the Painters'
District Council No. 14 was read.
This was their resolution with
drawing from the Building Trades
Council "until that body had repud
iated the notoriously unfair Exam
iner and conformed to the principles
of union labor."
Martin Jackson of the painters and
decorators struck a responsive chord
with a strong indictment of Simon
"O'Donnell should hang his head in -eternal
shame," said Jackson. "And
until such time as the Building
Trades Council sees fit to cast out,
their own foes, such as men who deal
with Hearst, I am safe to say that the
painter sand decorators are through)
with that body."
Charles E. Mahoney, vice president
of the Western Federation of Miners,
who addressed the delegates relative -to
conditions in the strike-bound cop
per district of Northern Michigan,
contributed a little information on