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Of Local Union 42
Illness Forces Jackson To
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Salem, Ohio. Vice President Phil
Laughlin wielded the gavel at our last
meeting, due tot he absence of Presi
dent Jackson who is confined to
home by illness.
The NLRB Amends
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One new member was initiated
two withdrawal cards accepted
their names placed on our roll.
With so many of our members
answering their country’s call, the
trustees were instructed to secure a
larger hoard for our Honor Roll to
list the names of those in the service.
We hope it will not be long before all
our buddies are back with us. But un
til such time, let’s do all we can for
7 them and buy as many war bonds as
we possibly can, and drop them a line
now and their to let them know we
have not forgotten them.
5 The Local has decided that should
any of our memliers now in the service
make the supreme sacrifice, his family
will be awarded a gold star pin to be
purchased from the flower fund. We
sincerely hope and pray that no such
presentation shall be made.
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An investigation as to whether one
of our members who had been ac
cueed of working in Scio, resulted in
a motion to expel Doris Griffith from
our local and notify Headquarters of
the action.
The reinstatement fee of Viola
Altenhoff who was suspended, was ac
cepted and her name placed on our
roll.
Up and around again following a
serious accident which occurred sev
jeral months ago while he was work
ing at the trade, Brother Loutti San
ford, member of Local Union 29, East
^►.^^-Livespool, droyfied to oif ilie meetlnR.
He is seeking the office df County
Commissioner. He is well qualified for
Legal Analysis Of Decision
Handed Down In Ameri
can News Co. Case
By LEONARD B. BOUDIN
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Federated Press
Lalxir has for several years ob
served with dismay the recessive
impolicies of the National Labor Rela
tions Board. However, never before
(t'^has the NLRB’s failure to enforce the
i'Wagner act been so serious as to evoke
critical comment by David Lawrence
Hand other conservative commentators.
This unusual event occurred after the
':-|board’8 decision in the American News
|Co. case where it upheld an employer’s
idischarge of striking employees. The
employees were members of an un
jafiiliated union, Mailers & Deliverers
Union, who struck for higher pay
while an application for approval was
jawaiting action by the National War
/Labor Board.
The NLRB by majority vote held,
for the first time in its history, that
an employer might lawfully discharge*
employees because, they engaged Ln a'
jstrike. The theory of the majority,
/uinsisting of Gerald D. Reilly and
John M. Houston, was this: the wage
■f’-x stabilization law of Oct. 2, 1942, for
j^Tbade wage increases without WLB ap
1 proval. The strikers, having attempted
to compel a violation of the stabiliza
t'' tion law, lost their employee status.
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st Washington (FP).—Known through
out the nation as the home of the
open shop in the printing trades since
1907, the R. R. Donnelly & Sons Co.
of Chicago, was formally charged with
unfair labor practices by the NLRB
May 8. The action came In an inter
mediate report filed by a trial
examiner.
Action by thb NLRB, is the first
major step In a 7-year campaign by 7
AFL national unions and affiliated lo
cals to organize the Donnelly em
ployees over the spirited opposition of
a powerful and financially intrenched
management.
Donnelly’s Lakeside Press prints a
large portion
of Time and
huge annual
Roebuck and
Chicago telephone directories and a
dozen or more other publications and
trade papers.
Donnelly Printing Co., Open Shop
Since 1907, Hit In NLRB Charge
of the giant press runs
Fortune magazines, the
catalogs of both Sears
Montgomery Ward, the
To demonstrate the size of the Chi
cago operation, the NLRB said that in
1942 it consumed raw materials worth
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In the town of Dierks, owned lock,
stock and barrel by the Dierks Lum
ber & Coal Co. which lais long been
the sfiearliead of employer opposition
to the organization of woodworkers in
two states by tlie International Wood
workers (CIO), the conniany is no
longer political boss. IWA Local 3ffi
put up a complete slate of candidates
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Members Warned
Of Stiff Penalty
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For Crossing Line
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Local Takes Action Regard
ing Strike Situation At
W. T. Grant Store
Coca! Union No. 94 mor In regular
session on April 28 with President
Lida Smith, presiding. Ten new mem
bers were initiated and their names
lidded to the roll.*'
Election of delfsgafftg to thlp CbfiVi^h
tion was held with tlie following lieing
chosen: Dipjiers helper,Mary McGann
alternate, Anna Stanley rushers,
Grace Hall alternate, Mary Streets.
We wish to caA to Hue attention of
our members, the actiou taken by the
local regarding the strike situation at
the W. T. Grant Co. Several com
plaints have been filed, accusing mem
bers of crossing the picket line at this
Store. Tills is a very serious offense,
and one the local will not tolerate.
Any memlier who is caught crossing
the picket line will lie subject to a
$25.00 fine for tlie' first offense ami
expelled for the second offense. A word
to the wise should be sufficient.
The local was forced to suspend the
following memliers who were more
than three months behind in their
dues:
Ryan
Ikirt, Dona Jean Smith, Ada Harner,
Dosha Welch, Mary Boswell, Martha
Simmons, Virginia Wilson, Pauline
Conkle, Elsie Harney, Ruth Brown,
Edith Cunningham. No doubt many of
them have left the trade to enter de
fense work and have not bothered to
take out a withdrawal card. This over
sight will prove costly to these indi
viduals when they come back to the
trade after the war.—O.C. 94.
Ruth Whittington, Pauline
Lewis, Minnie Wilson, Mary
Union Asks FDR To Take
Over Pullman Plant
Hammond, Ind (FP). President
Roosevelt was asked to take over the
Pullman-Standard ordnance works if
the company persists Ln its refusal to
sign a contract with United Steel
workers (CIO).
Tlie union voted unanimously not to
return to work until Pullman signs on
the dotted line, as ordered by the Na
tional War Labor Board March 10.
Pullman is another of the Sewell
Avery-dominated firms which have
convulsed labor relations in the Chi
cago area in recent weeks.
$2,500,000 and its .total receipts from
sales of products at Chicago was more
than $10,000,000. The company em
ploys some 4,600 workers.
The NLRB report said that Presi
de T. E. Donnelly freely admitted that
from 1907 to 1983 the firm refused to
hire any known union member and
discharged any employee found to
have union affiliations. In 1929 the
Donnelly firm adopted the "yellow dog
contract" and management issued pub
lic statements such as “We run non
union or not at all. We will under no
circumstances deal with the union.”
After 1933 the Donnelly firm chang
ed its tune only slightly signing the
NRA with a reservation written into
the pledge reserving its “constitutional
rights."
In 1937 management spokesmen Re
peatedly attacked the unions and as
late as December, 1942 issued state
ments upholding individual contracts
with the employer.
The 81 page NLRB report is studded
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Ends Company
Political Rule
And Bottleneck
Union Woodsmen Centro
Company Town Block At
tempt To Halt Production
Dierks, Ark. (FP).—Southern lum
ber interests which ruled the woods of
Oklahoma and Arkansas with terror
for workers who tried to organize and
with contempt for tlie war effort saw
the handwriting on the wall when
union woodsmen won iolitical control
of a company town and blocked a de
liberate attempt to slow down produc
tion in the mills.
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Elects Delegates
To Atlantic City
Broadbent Jones, Snyder
And Tranter Named
On First Ballot
Local Union No. 9 had a very large
attendance at their last meeting re
sulting in a very spirited election for
delegates to convention. The members
are to lie congratulated for the interest
shown in this im|iortant matter and I
feel that in the selection of Brothers
Roy Broadbent, Ben Jones, Lewis Sny
der and Frant Tranter, the interests
of our trade will be in callable hands.
To his many friends throughout the
trade we would like to call attention
to the serious illness of Brother Sam
R. Gilmore, who is bedfast at the
home of ills daughter, Mrs. Leslie
Desadier in North Carolina. Ram
worked for a numlier of years at the
No, 8 plant of the Homer Laughlin
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Invasion Of Lake
Placentia Set For
Saturday, June 10
Plans For Second Annual
Outing Of Limoges Em
ployees Well Underway
Sebring, Ohio. Come what may,
“D-day” for the employees of the
Limoges ’Ilina Company has been de
finitely set for Saturday, June 10.
Plans for the second invasion of Lake
[‘lacentta are well under way, Chair
the employee
announced this
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management committee
week.
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Ison Keller and
Serving as his aidus
outing will be J. Harrl
Brunt.
Chester Brunt. Russell Zepiiernick
will have charge of the music and the
dance, L. C. Frye will have charge of
refreshments and James (Sunny) Tur
ner, transportation.
The sports committee, under F.
(Peg) Mills is planning a softball game
for men, and one for members of the
fair sex, if enough are interested.
Limoges East End will play Limoges
West End. Other games and contests,
as well as competition in stunts, swim
ming and boating will be provided.
FOR DOGS ONLY
Chicago (FP).—Anybody can join
the Chicago Yacht Club, located on
public property, if he knows two mem
bers and can pay $60 Initiation and $90
a year dues. “There is no other re
striction on membership to the public,’’
the club’s manager said, “except that
we do not admit Jews.” ,.
Dogs, however, are )4rmitted
club property.
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•. EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1944
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Members Support Local's
Stand In Fight Force Hand
Of Belligerant Brothers
Trenton, N. J.—Four delegates were
chosen to represent Local Union No.
45 at the national convention to lie
held at Atlantic City in June. Elijah
Watson, Harry Jones, Lance Ansell
and Jack Burns were the men chosen
and we can feel sure that our best
interests will be cared for in their
capable hands.
Our fight to collect the full l%e
assessment has resulted in a clear cut
victory for the local. The five men who
issued tlie challenge by refusing to
pay the full assessment on their total
earnings, have seen the light, or rather
the might of men who have been
tolerant too long toward their kind.
They now stand
witli no merit or
toward them for
wishes to extend
bers for the splendid cooperation
shown in this fight and feels sure the
same spirit will prevail when several
other controversies will be cleared up
in the near future.
IT TROUBLE NOW!
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as paid-up members
honor shown or felt
this fact. Tlie local
thanks to the mem­
In answer to queries—Full pssess
ment is expected on vacation and
bonus pays. Your union has ouglit for
and held these two items you and
is certainly entitled to this small per
centage.
We regretfully Inform the trade of
the death of Herbie Pointon, a well
known potter who in recent years
worked in the china department.
O. .C, 45.
STANDING COMMITTEE
SETTLEMENTS
The following settlements were made
by the Generalware Standing Commit
tee meeting in special session, Wednes
day evening, May 10.
Local Union No. 22 and E. M.
Knowles China Company.
Settled, 02c for making 8-inch mould.
If not satisfactory it can be reopened
within 00 days.
Local Union No. 124 and Hall China
Company.
Settled, Decorating Kilnmen at Hail
China Company not doing additional
work because of apprentices. There
fore, they are not entitled to
of apprentices’ money.
’Local Union No. 4 and
Knowles China Company
Liberty casserole. re
settled, $1.10 per dozen.
division
E. M.
Casting
Because of the Convention and Con
ference, no other questions are to be
entered until fall.
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Buffalo Potters To
Elect Delegates At
Meeting On May 19
G. Kirker Granted Honorary
Membership M. J. Shan
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Buffalo, N. Y.—For
some of our memliers
have forgotten, Local
still meets on the first
day of every month. We would like to
see every member attend our next'
meeting on May 19 when delegates to
this year’s convention will be chosen.,
Do not criticize on the shop the action
taken by the local on various matters
brought upon the floor if you do not
think enough of your trade to lie repre
sented at the meeting. Every local
must have the full support of its en
tire membership If it is to function
properly.
We are glad to see Earl Rowe, Bert
Clark and several other old standbys
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22 Receive Oath
Of Obligation At
Meeting Of LU 99
Frown Upon New Delicacy
Sugested By Foreman
Qi Clayshop
Clarksburg, W. Va. The “Goat"
was put to extra duty at our meeting
last Monday night when 22 new mem
liers were on hand to receive their
initial ride by “Old Whiskers.” We are
lotiking forward to seeing these new
members regularly at our meetings.
Brother Auzzie Mazzie in reporting
on the activities of the shop committee,
cited tlie hardships which have been
imposed on the committee by the num
erous trivial disputes which are pre
sented to them for settlement. A large
amount of this extra work is uncalled
for, and could be settled by the mem
bers themselves if a little common
sense was used.
Potters have always had a great
horror of dust, but during the report
on complaints of dust, we were told
by the foreman that it was pure South
Carolina clay and could be eaten with
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WIN MAINTENANCE OF
MEMBERSHIP WITH AFL
Washington (FP). That cheery
“hello" from the telephone operators
at (Charlottesville, Va. has a victorious
union ring these days. The National
War Labor Board May 3 voted to
grant maintenance of union member
ship to 75 women telephone operators
employed by the Virginia Telephone
& Telegraph Co. over the objections of
management members.
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Canada Win Fine
Strike Settlement
War Labor Board Orders
Company To Reinstate
Discharged Employees
By CARL HAESSLER
Federated Press
Windsor, Ont. Virtually complete
defeat of the nnti-union Ford Motor
Co. of Canada was administered by the
Nati»nal War Labor Board in the
strike settlement approved by
and company after a 9-day
April 2J.
Sitting in for the AFL were Editor
Fred Hewett of the Machinists Jour
nal and Louis A. Loiiez, while the CIO
members were A. Van Bittner and
John Brophy.
ludge Joseph A. Padway, general
counsel for the AFL, precipitated the
discussion while presenting the situa
tion as to the Chicago station W.IJD.
He said the local union contended it
was not covered by the pledge because’
radio is not a war production industry,,
hut that if the board held the industry
is covered, the local was willing to
abide by the WLB verdict.
Musicians at the Chicago station
have been on strike for several weeks
over a contract that expired in March.
The union is seeking a $90 i»er week
scale while the old contract called for
$75. A factor in the situation is that
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Ward Case Investigator Is
Byrd's Old Snooper
Washington (FP).—That mysterious
“senate
prying
case at
as one
chief snootier for the Byrd Committee.
investigator” who has been
into the Montgomery .Ward
Chicago was identified May 2
George M. Moore, formerly
Moore is now employed by the spe
cial sub-committee of the Senate Judi
ciary committee.
As chief investigator for the Byrd
group, Moore’s Job was to hunt for
anti-New Deal material on the WLB,
the FSA, NYA and other executive
agencies. His approach to the Ward
case would lie something less than ob
jective because of that fact.
Assets of eight of the indicted firms
equal one-tenth of U. S. total manufac
tu reIng assets, exclusive of food,
beverages and tobacco. More threaten
ing to a quick victory over fascism is
the stranglehold which American car-
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strike
(CIO)
Wind-
The United Auto Workers
went on a holhlay stoppage in
sor April 20 after Ford fired four
union stewards because they did Dot
observe grievance procedure
lly set up hy the company in
of the union contract and
union consent. The company
the contract as soon as the 14,000
workers had left their jobs for the
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art lit rar
violation
without
canceled
Labor Members
Of WLB Reaffirm
No-Strike Pledge
Statements Made During
Hearing Oi Disputes
In Radio Case
Washington (FP). Labor’s war
time no-strike pledge was publicly re
affirmed May 1 by the labor members
of the National War Lalior Board in
statements that said the pledge cover
ed every industry and every
whether or not a war industry
volved.
case
is in-
their
The labor members made
statements during a fuil-drese hearing
Wf disputes between the American Fed
eration of Musicians (AFL) and Radio
Stations W.IJD, Chicago and KSTP,
St. Paul-Minneapolis.
American Cartel Interests See
War As Unfortunate interlude
By C. M. WINTHROP
Federated Press
New York.—The story of American
economic apjieaseiuent of Nazi busi
ness outfits at the tragic cost of cre
ating critical war material shortages
here is slowly unfolding before the
American people via Indictments and
civil actions brought by the Juistlce
Department.
These actions uncover the belief
held by a jiowerful section of Ameri
can business closely linked with the
political appeasers and isolationists,
that the war is an unfortunate inter
lude in their permanent cartel rela
tions with German monopolies on the
world market. Of 85 American corpo
rations which are known to have inter
national cartel affiliations, 17 have
been indicted uiider anti-trust statutes.
A decorating problem, relative to
apprentices iteing shifted from day
wage rate to piece work earnings was
left in tlie hands of the shop commit
tee.
The Legislative Committee reported
that protests were mailed the Military
Affairs Committee, Congressmen and
Senators, opjiosing any conscripted
labor battalions of 4F’s or miniature
models of forced labor for private
enterprise. Candidates may be invited
to meetings so members can inquire
into the candidates viewpoints, rela
tive to labor welfare.
Tbe Central Labor Body plans to en
liven interest by recognizing all local
union officials as full fledged delegates
in addition to the regular delegates.
Plant improvements are still under
way. The fiarklng lot has been gravel
ed and the road leading into it hand
surfaced.
A number of resolutions affecting the
trade were approved by the local and
forwarded to Headquarters.
Captain Curt Fahnert of Limogea
Pottery, Sebring, Ohio, on leave from
duty fff Migtand and receiving a physi
cal checkup at Fletcher Army Hos
plUl at Cambridw, tefieged CofiUTtW
with nw pottery friends throughout
the shop, and sends cheerio greetings
to friends in other localities through
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Need Price Control*
To Uphold Morale
There Must Be No Changes
To Destroy Law, Stimpson:
Tells Committee
Washington (FP). Secretary of
War Henry L. Stimson has Joined the
united labor demand for continuation
of the present price control law with
out any material modification.
Stimson appeared before the House
Banking committee May 2 to add his
voice to the growing number, of key
figures who have told congress that
there must be no changes to destroy
the law and that price control is need
ed during the war and post-war
periods.
Warning against hopes for a “short
war” as the nation approached the
opening of its western land offensive,
Stimson said “we should avoid doing
anything at this time which will either
create false hopes about the early
termination of the war or which will
in anyway tend to disturb the morale
of the soldier in the field or his family
at home.”
“I can well remember that 25 years
ago it was the fieriod after the war
was over during which the country
suffered most from the inflation of
prices. And it will be that post-war
period with which the returning sol
dier will be most concerned,” he said.
“I think it would be impossible to
measure the effect on the soldier of a
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tel interests maintained over vital war
materials ranging from munitions and
gasoline to life-saving drugs. Here are
a few case histories of how the eco
nomic apfieasers have evaded Ameri
can wartime regulations irr order to
preserve their cartel agreements with
the enemy:
Remington Arms Co., largest pro
ducer of sporting arms and ammuni
tion in the world and controlled since
1933 by E. I. duPont deNemours A Co.,
was tied by a patent-based cartel
agreement to an I. G. Farbenindustrle
Rheinisch subsidiary. By the agree
ment, according to Justice Department
records, "the German interests were
permitted to exact royalties on tetra
cene primed ammunition sold by Rem
ington, even upon that sold to the U. S.
government for the prosecution of the
present war" and American sales of
such military ammunition to our Brit
ish allies were restricted.
To weather the war without disturb*^
ing profitable relations, the German
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Six Delegates Elected At
Last Meeting Of Local
Union No. 122
Cambridge, Ohio.—Local Union No.
122 decided to send its full quota of
delegates to the coming convention and
the election resulted in the selection of
Brothers James Coffey, kilnman El
mer Lewis, liner Arthur Ferber,
caster E. M. Hubbard, kilnman
Fraud Camfdiell and Ihm Killlnger,
jlggermeu alternates, Harry Malimss,
Marie Adams, Earl Johnston and AJex
Robertym.
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