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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 18, 1913, Image 3',
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union labor's past struggles with
William Randolph Hearst
"Though I came here to explain
( to you conditions in the Conner coun
try of Michigan, I can't help but tell
you something of the miners' ancient
enemy, William Randolph Hearst,"
said Mahoney. Tou can t under-
W stand hnw nlpaspd T nm tit vnur
action against that arch-conspirator
against union labor.
"The miners know Hearst only too
well. We"'ve had our struggle with
him in Lead, S. D., and it cost us
$700,000 to defend ourselves against
him. And it also deft many battered
and broken men, women and chil
dren in its wake.
. "Hears managed to throw us out
there at Lead. He and his syndicate
had the money. And with his money
he bought the authorities and, yes,
he bought the church. He had the
soldiers with their bayonets chase us
around the country like so many ani
mals. And on Sundays his bought
ministers used to get up in their pul
pits and preach against the lawless
"But throughout the country there
is. an awakening concerning Hearst.
Only a few days ago the Catholic
Societies at their convention in Mil
waukee passed resolutions denounc
ing the Hearst syndicate for their In
human practices in Lead, S. D."
Mr. Mahoney then spoke on the
Northern Michigan strike.
The Hearst newspapers received
another blow when the resolution
from the Newspaper Drivers' Union,
Np. 706, attempting to withdraw
William Kennedy as delegate to the
Chicago Federation of Labor, was
unanimously scorned and placed on
The fight on Kennedy is a'grim one
that has the strength of the Hearst
papers at Its back.
A few weeks ago the Newspaper
Delivery Drivers presented a-resolution
to the Federation removing the
Hearst papers from the unfair list.
Naturally it was howled down, Buf
the man who fought hardest against
it before it was presented was Ken
nedy, and the Hearst agents in the
organization are after his scalp.
The Chicago Trades Union Lahel
League yesterday made public the
letter to the Building Trades Council
which has never been answered. The
Label League is a body representing
35 labor organizations and the Build
ing Trades officials are showing their
hand in ignoring such an important
communication. The letter is as fol
lows: Chicago, HI., Aug. 12.
Mr. Robert J. Hanlon, Sec'y Chicago
Building Trades Council:
Dear Sir and Brother Recogniz
ing the Chicago Building Trades
Council as the most powerful and in
fluential body of its kind In the world
we are, therefore, deeply concerned
in the published statement of your
intention to father the issuance of a
"union labor edition" of a publication
which does not bear the emblem sig
nifying that it is a product of union
labor. For this reason we sincerely
urge that the seal of your approval
be withheld unless in harniony
therewith the seal of the Allied
Printing Trades Council label, signi
fying the full recognition of union
labor in the production of your con
templated union edition, be added.
With kindliest intentions and best
wishes we are fraternally, .
The Trades Union Label League.
C. G. Carleton, Pres.
Philip Journeaux, Sec'y.
The following resolution was then
adopted amid cheers, with an amend
ment placing on the unfair list any
one' who advertises, subscribes or
contributes to the . special edition.
This practically ties the hands of all
the Building Trades Council officials
who wish to aid in getting out the
paper.. The amendment .was also -unanimously
Whereas, The general condemna
tion of the publicly announced, un
savory alliance between certain ofll-