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HAND THE SIMON-O'DONNELL
AGREEMENT A HARD JOLT
A labor victory second in impor
tance only to the victory of the street
car men has been gained by the
The Employing -Plasterers' ass'n
signed up the White City Council of
lathers Saturday aight The point at
issue was the Simon OTJonnel uni
form agreement It was kicked in
the ribs and then shoved into the
lake. So far as the lathers are con
cerned the uniform agreement is
The Employing Lathers' ass'n,
aided by the Plastering Contractors'
ass'n and the Employing Lathers'
ass'n, have had union lathers locked
out since March.
They locked the lathers out be
cause they would not sign the Simon
O'Donnell agreement The bosses
said they would make the lathers sign
it if they had to starve every union
lather in the city till he begged for
mercy. The thought their organiza
tion was perfect that not a union
lather would be able to get work.
But the lathers got work. It was
not long until the Employing Lathers'
ass'n came to their terms, which
were that the. contractors should in
dividually sign the agreement the
White City Council desired. This en
abled nearly every union lather to re
turn to work,
Then the Employing Plasterers'
hinted they would like to talk terms
and White City Council hinted that
the association could go to heck. The
association had formed a scab union
made up of imported strikebreakers.
The association finally agreed to sign
up with the lathers if the lathers
would accept the strikebreakers into
their rnks. This was also turned
So the Employing Plasterers' ass'n
came to terms Saturday night. It
sigaed the agreement desired by the
lathers and also agreed that its mem
bers should sign up with. White City
Council individually, paying ?50 each
when they signed.
The Tribune came out with a story '
that the plasterers' union had lost its
fight; that it had signed an agree
ment that made every job an open
shop job and that the lathers had
agreed to accept the strikebreakers
into the union.
"The story in the Tribune is the
opposite of the truth," said Louis
Toule and A. Alex, lathers' leaders.
"It is a fitting sequel to the lies and
misstatements the loop press has
published since we were locked out"
The electrical workers and sheet
metal workers are progressing rapid
ly towards victory in their fight for a
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