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THE TOILER
SATURDAY, OCT. 18th, 1020.
THE TOILER
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Entered as Second Class Matter, February 21, 1917,
at the Post Office at Cleveland, O., Under the Act
of March 3, 1879.
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monthly. Bills must be paid upon presentation.
Order a bundle of Toilers weekly and sell them to
your shopmates.
Published weekly by the
Toiler Publishing Association
Telephone: Harvard 8639
Alleged Prosperity
r ? l ( I IV ;
Bosses who have been pocketing billions, pro
fiteering on the needs and misery of the working
people of the country, are issuing bulletins and
posters to be pasted up at every convenient comer,
telling' the I working "class1 how happy and con
ten tend it IS and SHOULD BE.
Why not?
Aren't the bosses happy and contented ? Hav
en't they every reason to be? Haven't they
been profiteering to their heart's content, with
the United States government looking on and
DOING NOTHING? No, We are mistaken. We re
member that a government agent arrested a small
retailer in Brooklyn about three months ago
and HAD HIM CONVICTED !Glory to the Depart
ment' of Justice ! ' .
But when these same bosses, of the "America
First" Publicity Association, have the impudencp
to talk1 prosperity, in the face of government re
ports on unemployment'; 'when they have the gall
to talk about plenty of food for all and industrial
peace, it becomes time for the workers to tell
them a few things.
One of their latest "bulletins" tells us that
"earnest cooperation in every field of human en
deavor, with Uncle Sam standing by to see that
fair play is given to all alike, will quickly open
the gates to happiness and a new prosperity. It
means food and raiment in abundance for all class
es a permanent solutioirof difficulties
which heretofore have arisen from labor troubles
and the establishment of an enduring peace be
tween employers and employees."
"Prosperity" in West Virginia.
Who said that Uncle Sam stands by to see
that fair play is given to all alike? In West Vir
ginia, Federal troops are being used as a strike
breaking agency and not for the protection of the
citizens of the State. The mine owners employed
gunmen and thugs and detective-agencies to spy
on and shoot down American miners who WERE
NOT SATISFIED WITH THE SPLENDID CON
DITIONS THAT THEV HAVE TO WORK UN
DER the prosperity we hear so much about
from the "America First" Publicity Ass. In Color
ado, the government troops were rdered out dur
ing the trolley strike1 in Denyer, because the men
went on strike and refused to let scabs take their
jobs. In the brass strike in Connecticut; troops
were on hand at once, because the workers were
earning so much money that they went on strike
for wages and hours that would make it possible
for them merely to live decently. When; the port
workers went on strike in Galveston. Federal
troops were called out to bulldoze the workers.
' t i i - M .'.'.: Vi f
In the steel strike, the government got "in
side" information about what was going on among
the workers BY. MEANS OF, SPIES, WEAK"
NED WORKERS AND DETECTIVE AGEN
CIES! In the railroad strike, the government sud
denly became "law-abiding" and took, the parti of,
the Gompers' organization against the "outlaws",
j BUT THE GOVERNMENT .HAD TO START A
COMPLETE INVESTIGATION OF THE WHOLE
RAILROAD INDUSTRY REOAUSE OF .THE
CHARGES (EHAE THE "OUTLAWS" MA DEI In
the coal strike, the gray-haired sage of the White
House .hreatenqd , the miners with the use of
FORCE, if they dared to strike!

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