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SATURDAY. DEC. 4. 1920.
Union Labor Notes
A Strike among the 8,000 organized rag pickers
of New York against a wage reduction of 20fo
is being used by the employers as a means of
bringing in Negro strike breakers. However, the
Negroes arc more class-conscious that was an
ticipated and not only refuse to scab but many
have joined the ranks of the strikers as union
The Summer Preventative of Strikes, Baseball,
is now laid on the shelf for the season. Not only
because of the advance of winter, the Boss no
longer has use for it the shops are closed. The
Bosses have gone on strike against the workers.
A good many thousands of youthful slaves may
now contemplate the profits (to themselves) of
the season's rage. Incidentally, New England em
ployers have decided to expend the sum of $1,000,
000 next season in organizing baseball teams
among their employees. Such good insurance
against strikes must not be overlooked in the
The National Association of Sash, Door and
Millwork Manufacturers have just met in Chicago.
One thing upon which the members assembled,
there were able to agree upon is that, as stated by
one of them, "In a little while he (the worker)
will be ready to eat out of his employer's hand."
Just think it over, you workers who beileve the
interests of the worker and boss are the same.
people, but is also causing much unemployment
in America by preventing the placing of huge
orders for clothing, shoes and other manufactured
goods in this country on the part of Russian rep
resentatives ; therefore, be it
Resolved, That we hereby appeal to all the
workers of the United States to carry on an in
tense agitation to the end of inducing the gov
ernment to lift the blockade against Soviet Russia.
"More service" is the cry the Great Lakes Ship
Operators are sending out to the representatives
of capital in the coming Congress. While this cry
is aimed at labor which mans the ships, it is
also an order to the hired politicians to change
the Seamens' law so that wages and hours may
be more suitable to the owners who are going to
make a fight to introduce cheaper labor of the
more submissive sort.
New York labor uinons are organizing for agi
tation for the lifting of the blockade against
Soviet Russia. A resolution by the Pants Makers
Local 85, follows:
Whereas the blockade against Soviet Russia
not only causes immense suffering to the Russian
Subsidizing The Press
Particularly during election campaigns, we hear
scandalous stories of how politicians and political
parties buy up the press. During strikes, we are
told stories and facts are shown proving that capi
talists bribe and buy up the press to hurt the
strikers. And we know how capitalists control the
press, generally by direct management, mort
gages, loans, and various other ways, all of which
are known as "subsidizing" the press. '
To be sure it is regarded as perfectly-legitimate.
Whoever has money can buy the goods there
are newspapers for sale on the market, and capi
talists and bankers have plenty of loose change.
But, occassionally, workers take it into their
heads to "subsidize" the press. This means that
they decide to give their pennies hard earned
and hard stored to THEnt press.
But who ever heard of prisoners of war help
ing out the press of the country that held them
Well, it happened in Italy. Russian prisoners of
war, on being freed there, divided their money
among three papers. Of course, they are not the
papers that bankers read because they like them,
but because they MUST in" order to learn what
the workers are thinking and doing. They were
three militant labor papers that the workers read
to learn the truth about the system and govern
ment they live under. They are papers that tell
the workers to rely on their own strength alone in
solving their problems.
They are three papers that have helped Italian
workers to bring about the overturn that re
cently startled the world.
The workers sometimes take it into their heads
to "subsidize" THEIR press.