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LABOR BODY MEETS TO TALK
BLDG. TRADES TROUBLES
National labor officials met with
representatives of warring Chifs-To
building trades factions to dis
cuss the row and its causes, me
meeting was held at the Morrison ho
tel The prediction is freely made that
nothing will come of the meetings,
that the hearings will leave the mat
ter as much in the air as ever.
The attitude of Samuel Gompers,
pres A. P. of L , is not very pleasing
to the unions fighting Simon O'Don
nell and the agreement. Gompers, in
a recent telegram to the C. P. of L.,
bitterly damned the-joint agreement
and it was thought that he would be
as expressive today. Friends of
Gompers say he is doing right in
withholding immediate judgment un
til he can hear and digest every point.
National officers were asked
by the opponents to the agreement to
interpret the A. F. of L. law which
prohibits building trades councils
from entering into an agreement with
contractors. They feel confident the
decision can be given in no way ex
cept against Simon O'Donnefl's plans.
No answer was given. This refusal
to at once meet this issue was dis
pleasing to the agreement opponents.
They feel that the law here supports
them so strongly as to settle every
The conference may continue sev
eral days. It is not the intention that
any decision shall be given or any
agreement made in these meetings.
In fact both sides have openly an
nounced they would be bound by no
action taken at them.
"What is your stand regarding the
agreement?" A Day Book reporter
put this question to Gompers before
"I expressed my opinion in a re
cent telegram," replied Gompers. "I
am here to give those who think these
statements wrong the opportunity to
present' the proof that may make me
modify them." ,
A reporter for another paper tried
to get Mr. Gompers to say that cap-
ital was fair to labor in Chicago.'
"Capital is not-fair to labor here,"
was the only response. '
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