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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 18, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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IRONWORKERS STILL ON STRIKE
NO AGREEMENT SIGNED
The structural ironworkers' union
has signed no agreement with the
Iron League. Tliis -strike is still on.
Officials of the union today gave the
direct lie to statements in morning
and afternoon papers that the iron
workers had signed up and that the
men started going back to work to
day. Without paying the leasjt attention
to the Painters' and Decorators' club,
the painters, 10,000 strong, appear to
have won their strike.
Lawrence Lindelof, secretary of
Painters' District Council, today gave
notice that a referendum vote would
be held next week upon the question
of annuling the strike assessment
For the last two months there have
been more members of the council
working than there has been in three
years. The strike assessment, there
fore, is deemed no longer necessary.
The painters are not ready to sign
with the Painters' and Decorators'
club, as today's loop papers an
nounced. The club offered to modify
some of the objectionable clauses in
the proposed Simon O'Donnell uni
form agreement, but not enough of
them to suit the Dainters. With all
of their men working, the painters
don't seem to care whether the stub
born contractors ever sign.
Mayor Thompson, Joseph Metz,
president Carpenters' District Coun
cil, and Jas. Kirby, international
president of the carpenters' union
conferred today.
The union leaders suggested to the
mayor that it would probably be best
to let the carpenters work out their
own strike problem.
Kirby has declined to serve on the
arbitration board unless carpenters
be- granted the demanded amend
ments to the proposed uniform agree
ment or else the board be authorized
to arbitrate, on the agreement as well
as wages. " The District Council will
vote tomorrow night on the question
of granting Kirby the power to arbi
trate on the agreement.
If the Carpenter Contractors' ass'n
will modify clauses in the uniform
agreement it has offered the striking
carpenters will arbitrate at once.
Arbitration of wages alone is not f
sufficient for the carpenters. They J
believe the agreement is more im
portant than wages. They refuse to
swallow the agreement in its Simon
O'Donnell form.
THAT AUTOMATIC AFFAIR
"The city council has approved the
ordinances forfeiting the automatic
phone company franchise and order
ing court proceedings. The .ordi
nances came to the gas-oil commit
tee as a matter of routine. There is
no good reason why we should not
act on them today.
To this argument of Aid. Merriam
the gas-oil committee yesterday
wouldn't listen. However, by a vote
of 12 to 4 the committee fixed 10:30
a. m. Monday for special action on
the matter. v
Aldermen Merriam, Buck, Wallace
and Kearns voted for immediate ac
tion. These were for delay: Gross,
Pettkoske, McNichols, Lawley, Utpa
tel, Walkowiak, Bawler, Haderlein,
O'Toole, Bergen, Rea, Toman.
Aid. Pettkoske moved to defer.
Merriam moved recommendation of
ordinances. Toman moved Merriam's
substitute be -placed on file.
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ODD NEWS
Metuchen, N. J. Peter Banks
went frog hunting and on his first
shot narrowly missed Charles Steur
wald, game warden, who locked
Peter tip for firing u gun without a
license.
Pittsburgh. May Unger, 18, Al
lentown, Pa., high school graduate is
"disgusted with boys," after five
weeks in their society on a "hobo"
trip' in which she masqueraded as a
.boy.
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