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FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1920.
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Ohio Socialist, February 21, 1917, at the Post Office at
Cleveland, O., Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
EDITOR Elmer T. Allison
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Workers: Will You
Fifty thousand workers in the Now Knglund woolen
mills are on the street out of jobs. From twelve to
fifteen thousand rubber workers in Akron, Ohio, arc re
ported unemployed. From all parts of the country come the
leports that business is slowing down, that the shops and
factories are lying off men on all sides aud that unemploy
ment is on the increase.
The Federal Reserve Bank bulletin says that as a
result of the growing unemployment there has been a
"notable improvement in labor." Business men every
where arc reporting that as a result of the fact that many
workers have no jobs those who are working Uv( boon
scared and are working harder and producing more for the
capitalists. They are gleefully shouting that a change has
eomo in the labor situation and soon the capitalists will
have the upper hand again and the workers will be com
pelled to dnnec to their music.
That is all the capitalists are interested in. The hard
times which seem to be on the way. interest them onlv
because it will give them a chance to make you work
harder and get more profits out of your work.
But how about you. workingmen!
Do you remember the winter of 1914 15! Do you
remember the millions who were out of jobs! There were
soup and bread lines then. There were hundreds of thou
sands of working class families that didn't get enough
to eat and who suffered from cold during tha,t winter.
The capitalists needn't worry because hard times
are on the way. They have rolled up enough millions of
profits since the beginning of the World War so that
they can take things easy for a while, partilarly if at
the same time they can teach you that they are the
masters and put their game of skinning the workers back
where it was five years ago.
The big capitalists are anxious to get a swat at the
workers. They have had to give in during the war period
and since because the industrial conditions were such
that the workers had the powor. Now they arc going to
get even. They are going to teach you the lesson which
they think you need to make you crawl on your knees
before the boss and jump lively when he gives his orders.
Are you going to snbmitt
Arc you going back to flint winter of 1914 lof Are
you going to walk from shop to shop, from factory to
factory, hoping against hope that you may be able to
get a place to work! Are yen going to see your family
cold and hungry!
Do you realize what hard times will mean NOW! You
know the prices of the things you eat and wear and of the
place you live in? How long can you last without a job
under the present conditions!
Or, if you arc one of the fortunate few who still
have jobs when things get to the worst state, aro you
going to submit to ha.e the boss treat you liko dirt
under his feet I Will you be satisfied to have your wages
cut and your hours increased!
Hard times with the present cost of living is not
going to bo a picnic for the working class. There will
suffering and hunger such as this country has never soon
before. It will mean getting nearer to actual starvation
than the workers have ever been.
And the capitalists will be Inughing with glee because
they have there foot on your neck again and can treat you
Will you weakly put up with this, workingmcn!
Or, will you begin organizing now so that you can
have a voice in deciding how things shall go!
Your trade unions have never dared act to relieve
you from unemployment. They have never dared to pro
pose that the shops be kept open even if the capitalists