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TO MAKE ARBITRATION AWARD TODAY MEN
GET PRACTICALLY ALL THEY ASKED FOR
saw the men were going to win, has
returned to the fold. He will present
a minority report.
When the car men sot it in the
neqk in the arbitration three years
ago they took their medicine without
Early this afternoon the arbitra
tion board was still sitting in its final
session. This is held to cban up
minor details of -the award that will
be officially announced late this afternoon.
The street car men are going to
get, through the arbitration board,
practically everything they asked of
the company before they went ou
In every car station in the service
today there were cheers for Maclay
Hoyne and Wm. Hale Thompson,
members of the board who voted for
concessions to the men. The men
Here is just what the arbitration
board did for the men:
Men asked for maximum pay of 36
cents an hour. Will get 35 cents an
hour this year and 36 cents there
after. Men asked 33 cents an hour mini
mum wage. Will get 26 cents this
year and 17 cents an hour thereafter.
Men asked reduction of wage grad
ing period from five years to one
year. Got reduction to four years.
Men asked for 8-hour workday on
Sundays. Got it.
Men asked that night trainment get
$3 pay for 8 hours' work. Got it
Men asked 10 minutes' allowance
for turning in receipts at end of day.
Get 7 minutes.
Men asked 3 to 5 per cent increase
for shop employes. Get it.
Besides the above grants by the ar
bitration board, the company agreed
the day before arbitration proceed
ings started that it would increase
the lunch hour from 20 to 25 minutes
and grant the men's wishes with re
gard to swing runs. The men get paid
for time off for lunch.
The Surface lines has decided not
to go into court Jas. M. Sheean,
representative of the company on the
board, who quit the meeting when he
comnlaint The Surface Lines can't "
do anything but cough up the $1,000,- J
000 a year in additional salaries, for
it worked out this plan of arbitra
tion and chose Mayor Thompson as
No one feels that the men got more
than they deserve. No one has dared
to say that Mayor Thompson acted
unfairly in voting for the increases.
The wages of the older regular men
will be boosted $100 a year. It just
means that these men's families, will
be able to dress a little better and eat
steak once in a while.
The mayor will leave at once for
the California expositions. When he
gets back he will have before him the
job of umpiring the arbitration hear
ing between the elevated lines and
their men. Hope of settling these dif
ferences without arbitration has fled.
The company and men are to ap
point their, own arbiters. State's At
torney Hoyne will probably be asked
to represent the men.
o o .
Employes of Cook county institu
tions are forced to pay $2 a month
tn the new insurance system Instl-
'tuted by the legislature. They are
howling. They say this is too much,
-especially since they lose all they
paid in after becoming eijgioie u tney
leave the service or are fired. The V
system will grant ?50 a month pen- '
sion to employes over 60 years who
have been 20 years in the service.
EASY TO DO
Sportsman Is the hunting good
Guide Yep. Better than the find
ing. Columbia Jester.