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FRIDAY, SEPT. 10, 11)20
THE TOILER
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now. That's what it did in the steel strike that's
what it does in all strikes.
You've got to put an end to such methods.
YOU'VE GOT TO ORGANIZE ON AN IN
DUSTRIAL BASIS, FELLOWS, and have
a whole industry go out when a single man
is touched.
Throw Out False Leaders.
You see how your leaders have acted. Shea
wanted you to give the R. R. T. more time
THAT WOULD ONLY MEAN TIME TO BREAK
YOU. IT'S TIME TO THROW OUT YOUR RE
ACTIONARY LEADERS WHO ARE WORKING
HAND IN HAND WITH THE ROSSES! It's
time to put an end to all the graft that is taking
place. It's time to understand that we workers are
the only ones entitled to a living. It's time to see
that everything is against us. The capitalists and
all their hangers-on are united against us. They've
got their police and their thugs and their militia,
and then the government .md the U. S. troops tP
use against us. It's time to sec that we've got to
organize for something more than higher wages
and better conditions, that the bosses always
counteract by raising the cost of living.
Favor Shop Councils
We workers have got to form our shop coun
cils to take over the industries we are operating.
We've got to put an end to exploitation. We've
got to serve notice on the bosses that we're done
with the present rbber system. But we've got
to organize for it.
Elect a shop chairman lor each barn. Have the
guards elect a delegate; the motor men a delegate;
the powennen, the electricians and all the workers
elect a delegate lor their department. They are
the fellows who know what you want. They are the
men who act for you. These delegates form a
council to control the shop. They elect a commit
teeman to work with the committeemen of the
other barns, and thus control the whole industry.
The Way Out.
THESE MEN YOU CAN CONTROL, BUT
YOU CAN'T CONTROL THE LEADERS YOU
HAVE NOW. If your delegate doesn't act as you
want, you kick him out and elect another to take
his place. That's the way they are doing it in Eng
land, iu the shop steward movement. That's the
way they are acting all over the world, to build
up an efficient organization to fight the bosses.
That's the only way out of itfellow workers.
You may lose your strike, fellows. BUT YOU
WON'T HAVE LOST IT, IF YOU LEARN THE
LESSON THAT WE WORKERS HAVE TO
STAND TOGETHER TO FIGHT THE BOSSES
AND EVERY AGENCY THAT THEY USE
AGAINST US!
We're with you, comrades. We know that the
odds are against you. We're going to have our
members call on their unions to support you. We
are going to help you in every way we can. YOU
CAN COUNT ON US!
All power to your shop councils, fellow work
ers! Power is in solidarity!
All power to the workers !
SEVERAL thousand longshoremen, engaged
in loading ships flying the British flag, struck
work at the call of women pickets in protest at
the refusal of the British Government to release
Terence MacSweney, the heroic Irish hunger
striker.
JOHN REED, who is affectionately lemem
bered as the editor of the Voice of Labor, a shop
propaganda paper formerly published in New
York, has been elected to the executive cpmmittee
of the Third Internatiom.l which has just finished
its second congress at Moscow.
SOMETHING must be going on in Spain and
Rumania. The Cabinets of both of these countries
resigned last week.
ANTHRACITE miners in Pennsylvania couldn't
go on strike because of the Lever Act. So they
voted that "we take a vacation until the coal com
panies grant our demands."
SEPTEMBER 15 is the date set for the com
mencement of the general strike of British
miners unless the Government intervenes and
grants their demands for an increase of wages
and nationalization of the mines.
COMMUNISTS of Germany issued a manifesto
calling upon German workers to rally to the sup
port of the workers and peasants republic of Rus
sia and make the blockade of Poland airtight.

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