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LONG LIVE THE GENERAL STRIKEI
An Injury To One Organization * Is Power An Injury To All
HE VOICE of PEOPLE
[OWNED BY THE LUMBERJACKS]
VOLUMe II 'MIGHT IS RIGHT" NEW DRLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, NOVEBMER 6, 1913 "TRUTH CONQUERS" NUMB
/
Imprisoned Labor Lifting The Last Stone Barring The Way
To Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness.
We Face a Crisis
THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN'S SOULS ARE
WITH US ONCE AGAIN.
LEGERE'S, BOCCHINNI'S AND BOYD'S SEN
TEN(ES MUST BE QUASHED.
Haywood and His Companions MUST not be Al
lowed to go to Trial on Trumped-up ('harges
Without a Bitter Fight.
(line, Rangel and their Fellow Victims MUST be
Saved f rom the Huertaistas of Texas.
Wheatland's Victims MUST be Defended to the
Last Ditch.
The Power of the INDUSTRIAL DESPOTISM
to Imprison and Murder the Soldiers of Liberty
MUST be Challenged by the INI)USTRIAL DEM
OCRACY. In every one of these Cases the ('apital
ist ( lass has thrown down the Gauntlet to the en
tire WO(RKING ('LASS and Challenged it to battle.
WE MUST "FIGHT OR QUIT!"
THEREFORE: Send your contributions to the
DEFENSE FUND to VINCENT ST. JOHN, Gen
eral Secretary-Treasurer of the I. W. W., 161
Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois: Your PRO
TESTS to the Governors of New York, Massachu
setts, New Jersey, Texas, California, and to the
President of the UNITED STATES, if you want to
waste time appealing to hearts of stone, and send
your SYMPATHY TO HELL.
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DEMAND, too, the freedom of the IRON WORK
ERS-of ALL LABOR'S sons imprisoned for
resisting SLAVERY.
SONS OF TOIL, ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE!
TURN THE SAB CATS LOOSE!!!!
AND
ON WITH THE PROPAGANDA OF THE
WORLD-WIDE GENERAL STRIKE!!!!!
Free Vancouver Miners!
To all Organized Labor:
Fellow-Workers :
We, the workers are face to face with a situa
tion in Canada which demands the immediate ac
tion of all organized wage-workers, irrespective of
their affiliation, craft or label.
The conditions of the striking coal miners of
Vancouver Island and the lengths to which our
masters are going in their efforts to suppress
them, has reached such a stage that we hereby
call on the whole of organized labor to take such
action as will force the release of those awaiting
sentence and those already sentenced, and we here
by notify the rest of organized labor that the I. W.
W lotai, throughout Canada are already prep ired
to co-,pe';,te with them in any way which will ef
fect the I hlotse of these victims of capitalist op
I re~ssion, and we hereby call on the rest of organ
izeo, labor to either take such steps or forever lay
do'wn at the feet of the masters.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
PRESS COMMITTEE.
Industrial Workers of the World, L. U. 322, 34
Cordova St. West, Vancouver, B. C., Oct. 24.
Southern District Demands
Wage Scale for l[gger and Saw Mill Workers.
Jae the Omf ig Ui.s.
Iaitaiatieo Fee, $1.00; Dues 50c Per Meth.
Natismal Industrial Uaim of Forest and Lumber
Workers, Seouthern District.
Demands:
We demand an eight-hour day.
We demand that eight hours be the working day
from calling out in the morning until return at
night.
We demand abolition of discount system.
We demand that all men shall be hired from Un
ion Hall.
We demand that $2.50 per day, or $50.00 per
month and board, shall be the minimum wage for
all employes in the logging or railroad camps.
We demand 75 cents per thousand, or $4.00 per
day per man, 11,000 feet to constitute a day's
work, for log cutting, stumps 36 inches high.
We demand a 50 per cent. increase in the pay of
Tie Makers, Stave Mill, Turpentine, Rosin and all
other workers in the Lumber Industry and its by
product industries.
We demand that overtime and Sunday work
shall b2 paid for at the rate of time and a half.
We demand that all delegates or organizers
shall be allowed to visit camps ahd milhs.
We demand that injured workmen be given im
mediate attention.
We demand that the hospital fee be paid to the
Union and that the Union shall take care of all the
sick and injured through this fund, or that the
men be allowed to elect the doctor and have a voice
in the management of the hospital and insurance
fund.
We demand that all settlements for injuries
shall be conducted in the presence of a committee
from the Union.
We demand that pure, wholesome food be served
at company boarding houses.
Cooks and other employes shall not be allowed
to work on a percentage basis.
There shall be one waiter or waitres for every
30 men at the table.
We demand that maximum price of $5.00 per
. week for board shall prevail.
We demand that the double deck bunks be taken
out of all the bunk houses and that beds with
springs and mattress be installed in their places.
We demand that dry rooms and bath rooms be
installed in each camp.
We demand that the pig pens be kept 300 feet
away from the cook houses or bunk houses, and
E that up-todate sanitary systems be immediately
established in all lumber towns and camps.
GET BUSY!
All local Secretaries, get busy at once. Show the
demands to all UNION and NON-UNION workers
in the Lumber Industry. Talk the PHILOSOPHY
and the POWER of the ONE BIG UNION OF
FOREST AND LUMBER WORKERS. Get to
work at once on the job where you work. Organize
the unorganized and begin agitating on the EIGHT
HOUR WORK DAY and the above WAGE
o SCALE. The question is a GENERAL QUES
TION: NO LOCAL STRIKE WANTED.
HOW TO ORGANIZE.
*r Twenty members joining at any given place can
Sget charter and supplies for a Local Union. You
v who read this where there is no Local Union
h where you are working, be the FIRST to begin
g agitating among the workers and get twenty or
more wage workers to make application for char
. ter and supplies for a Local Union.
d Begin Organizing NOW and make a report each
month of members in good standing at each Local
and the vote of all UNION and NON-UNION
workers, white and colored, native born or foreign
y in favor of these demands, and a GENERAL
STRIKE to enforce them. DOWN WITH PEON
? AGE!
For further and full particulars, address:
4 JAY SMITH, Secretary,
. Box 78, Alexandria, La.
The Voice Maintenance Fund
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THE VOICE thanks his Fellow Rebels for the.
above aid which was badly needed and is greatly
appreciated.
There are three courses open to the paper in or
der to keep it going through the dull months, vi."
First, the Organizations and individuals owing the;
paper for bundle orders to pay ua at once the full
amount due by them and to thereafter pay,
promptly at least Bi-weekly; or, Second, to cut the'
paper to about one-half its present size; or, Third,
to get more advertising, and we are eopposed to
advertising in THE VOICE; or still a Fourth
-ourse might be followed, but it takes ACTIVE co-.
operation all along the line, and that course is to
immediately start a campaign to secure INDIVID
UAL SUBSCRIBERS, who can be gotten far more
easily than you think; often all you have to do to
get a sub is to ask the fellow-worker working right
along side of you for it and the deed is done, but
HE won't know YOU want it until you ask for it.
Suppose you try it on him to-dqy Aga, THREE
prepaid six months sub cards will coit you only
$1.10 and you can sell them for $1.50. Why not
order three and try it? Or, if this wont do, why
not five fellow-workers on a job chip in $1.00 and
take a bnndle of five copies for 13 weeks? That
vouldn't break any of you Woodsmen, would it?
Lastly and generally, PLEASE, Rebels, send us
short NEWS articles of the happenings in your
territory. Remember, we have no wireless service
and the only way we can print the labor news is
for you to send it in, but please mark all articles
sent to THE VOICE, WOODEN SHOE and SOLI
DARITY, other than for Defense purposes, "dupli
cate," as readers object to seeing the same articles
in all three papers. Remember also that you get
THE VOICE and SOLIDARITY, or WOODEN
SHOE, for only $1.50 a year, or all three papers
for only $2.25 a year, which is the greatest bar
gain ever offered since Adam sold Paradise for an
apple. At all times and everywhere, BOOST the I.
W. W. press ahead of all other papers, which sug
gestion we request the "Effete East" to especially
note and act on. And, please note Bill Cook's' ad
vice that US editors aint begging U for a damn
thing; also his payment notice in Wooden Shoe.
Bill's got more gall than "ME unt god" combined.
At the fare-U-well please remember that these
lastly remarks are only general and are not intend
ed for U, for U are doing your duty; they are all
meant for the "other fellow." AND, PLEASE
SEND US THE NEWS, especially the news of the
LUMBER and MARINE TRANSPORT INDUS
TRIES.
Yours in the fight for the World for the work
ers.
COVINGTON HALL.
CLUBBING LIST.
THE VOICE,
AND
SOLIDARITY One Year $1.50
WOODEN SHOE One Year 1.50
I. S. REVIEW One Year 1.50
THE REBEL, . .40 Weeks 1.00
LOST CREDENTIALS.
Notice to Secretaries and members of the I. W.
W.: Chas. Clinton lost between K. C. Mo. and
Pratt, Kan., a wallet containing Organizer's Cre
dentials issued by Local No. 65. De, credentials,
unused part of ticket Bisbee to Chicago and return
and other personal papers. Any I. W. W. member
finding these will take them up and notify Secre
tary No. 65, Box 203, Bisbee, Ariz., as they might
be used to the detriment of the organization.
CHAS. CLINTON.

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