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VOL. XL, NO. 14
The House also voted liberalized
federal contribution to old age assist
ance programs, heretofore held to $20
monthly, by raising the figure to $25.
The move -was opposed by southern
ers on the ground that increased fed
'feral aid w&M feot 'Wpv -the states
needing it, since they would not be
able to meet the federal contribution
dollar for dollar as the law provides.
While most states meet the federal
funds equally, providing a $40 maxi
mum for old age assistance, five
states give only $30—namely, Arkan
sas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi
and Delaware. South Carolina allows
bottom figure of $20.
Members Of Local
77 Def er mined To
Reach Settlement
i Mannington, W. Va.—It has been
some time since any news has ap
peared in the Herald from Local
Union 77, but we wish the trade to
know we are still one hundred per
cent strong in our efforts to reach a
settlement with the management of
the Bowers Pottery.
Although we have been away from
our benches for some time, the spirit
and morale of the members is of the
highest standard and we intend to
carry through our fight to the finish.
It is hard to understand when every
other firm in the industry has gone
along with the trend of wages and
times, why a settlement cannot be
reached here, unless it is a deter
mined effort by the firm to run their
plant as an open shop and restore
conditions as they were in the stone
ages. If such be the case, it is a
fruitless effort by the firm for we are
just as determined to see this thing
through as we( were at the beginning.
With business at its peak and all
other plants crying for more produc
tion, we feel we have a just cause for
our position.
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Social Security Tax
Froze At 1% Benefits
Increased By House
to find themselves out of work in
either New York or California, pay
ment will be made at the rate paid
in the state where the employer is
incorporated. Union spokesmen said
arrangements had been made to cover
war service seamen sailing on govern
ment ships until they could qualify
under unemployment compensation
laws of their postwar employers’
states. Agreement has also bt*en
reached on use of the hiring hall sys
tem in determining joblessness.
Another provision of the House bill
gives protection to survivors of vet
erans who may die before reactivat
ing their social security accounts
after the involuntary wartime lapse
caused by absence from, their jobs.
Payments will be made into the fund
by the government as though each
veteran had earned $160 monthly
while service.
Washington (FP)—American workers and employers will
.continue to pay into the social security fund at the present 1 per
jeent rate during 1947 if the House action July 24 freezing the tax
jat that figure is upheld by the Senate. Because failure to pass the
jmeasure would bring an automatic jump in the tax to 2.5 per cent
x»n Jan. 1, 1947, quick Senate action is expected. ft
The freezing measure also brought an estimated 200,000 mari
#ime workers under the unemployment compensation provisions of
the act, a move endorsed by both AFL and CIO maritime unions.
^Previously, seamen “on the beach” were out of luck when it came
time to draw jobless pay. Although'
80 per cent of the seamen are likely
Senate Group Reports That Nation
Needs Health Insurance Program
Washington (FP)—America needs
a national health program built
around a system of prepaid medical
care. That was the conclusion of a
bi-partisan group of Senators in a re
port of a Senate labor sub-committee
set up in 1943 to study the nation’s
health requirements.
The 40 per cent rate of physical dis
qualifications from wartime selective
service, said the report, is “a costly
lesson." It proposed a national pro
gram “financed by. required contribu
tions to the social security fund and
by payments from gengraltax rev
enues." .. ., .*!....
v Senators Forrest Donnell (R., Mo.)
and Robert Taft (R., O.) attacked the
report as “propaganda for national
health insurance," charging that the
sub-committee chairman, Sen. Claude
Pepper (D., Fla.), issued the report
I to help the passage of the Wagner-
health, bill.
Murray-Dingell national I—’LL --1--
Strike Settled Jit
World's Biggest
Department Store
New York (FP)—Business was
back to normal at the world’s biggest
department store as a 10-day strike
at R. H. Macy & Co. was settled with
all sides happy.
The dispute began when Macy’s
sold its delivery service to United
Parcel Service, which has a closed
shop contract with Local 804, Inter
national Brotherhood of Teamsters!
(AFL). Macy's 900 delivery em
ployees, members of Local 1, Retail,
Wholesale & Department Store Union
(CIO), refused to ^transfer to the
AFL and went on strike. They de
manded that Macy’s either continue
to employ them or force UPS to honor
their contract, which was better in
many respects than the AFL’s.
Under the 22-point agreement,
which was worked out by representa
tives of both unions, Macy’s and the
Stat#. Mediation Board, the delivery
mef. agreed tq switch too Local 804 in
exchange for stringent guarantees
from Macy’s against any financial or
job security losses.
Among pledges won from Macy’s
by the delivery workers were: Reim
bursement for any financial loss in
curred should UPS wagb rates turn
out to be less. Reimburseihent for the
difference of any loss in overtime,
holiday or Sunday pay, based on a
comparison with Macy schedules and
any difference in vacation benefits.
Job security for 10 years with UPS,
which the delivery workers had under
their 10-year contract with Macy’s.
Any wage increases which may be
given to other Macy employees when
their contract is reopened next Feb
ruary will also go to them.
The AFL local agreed to allow the
former Macy workers to have 27 shop
stewards and five members on its 10
man advisory board. Business Agent
Leonard Geiger of Local 1 is to be
come a paid business agent of Local
804. Macy’s also agreed to give back
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Blum, President
Of Local No. 49 .....
Trenton, N. J.—Election of officers
was the chief order of business at our
last meeting and resulted in spirited
contests for every office. A fine at
tendance was on hand and their
choice for the various .posts were as
follows: President, Walter Blum vice
president, Harry Chumar financial
secretary, Thomas Conroy recording
secretary, A. J. Hassall treasurer,
Vince Guiliana inside guard, Joseph
Francis outside guard, Chester Wis
niewski trustees, Joseph Valentine,
Charles McGuire, Peter Fierbend.—
O. C. 49.
Both have been foes of the health bill
since hearings on it began before the
full labor committee April 2. A com
mittee report on the measure has not
been issued.
Documenting its statements with
tables, charts and official figures, the
report shows that in 1944 the average
American family reported spending
$100 annually for medical care, with
rural families receiving considerably
less free medical care than those in
cities. Families with under $1,000 an
nual income averaged 11.6 days of
illness yearly, but received an av
erage of only 2.2 doctor and clinic
calls. Families with over $3,000 an
nual income, however, averaged but
6.7 sick-days and received between^
and 5.5 doctor visits.
Disabling illnesses lasting a week
or more for which no doctor care was
received made up 22 per cent of the
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Local Union 192
Elects Officers
For Ensuing Term
Sebring, Ohio.—Members of Local
Union 192 elected the following offi
cers at their meeting last Monday
evening: President, James Conny
vice president, Harvey Austin re
cording secretary, Hugh Dailey sec
retary-treasurer, Harold Hyronimus
defense secretary, William Berry
guard, Arnold Poladofer inspector, A.
Woolf trustee, Steve Tucker.
Our delegates to the convention,
Brothers Austin, Dailey and Conny
made their report and gave the high
lights at the recent convention. Fol
lowing their report a question bee
was held in which the delegates were
asked, numerous questions pertaining
to various resolutions rejected at the
convention. The brothers with the aid
of their little “blue books” very capa
bly responded, giving the gist of the
arguments pro and con on the conven
tion floor. They were extended a ris
ing vote of thanks.—O. C. 192.
Sebring Potters.
Hold Offices In
Trades Council
Sebring, Ohio.—At the last regular
meeting of Sebring Trades & Labor
Council, Hugh Dailey, a member of
L. U. 192, N. B. of O. P., was re
elected president of the Central body
for the coming term. ’r
Other officers elected were John
Hamilton, first vice president Philip
Schroeder, second vice president, both
members of L. U. 44, N. B. of O. P.
Emil Huber, third vice president
James Conny, guard Smith Larkins,
trustee, and William Berry, L. U. 192,
N. B. of O. P., secretary-treasurer.
Emil Huber, Berton Bowersock and
Russell Barnett represented the Cen
tral body at the Ohio State Federa
tion of Labor convention which opened
in Cleveland on Monday.
AFL Reports Wage Boosts
Detroit (FP)—The Detroit Building
Trades Conucil (AFL) reports the
following wage increases in the past
For 7000 construction laborers in
the Detroit area a 12%c hourly raise
to $1.27%, mortar mixers getting a
10c boost to $1.35 and air and elec
trical tool operators a dime raise to
$1.40. -v z
For carpenters 4
111.82% an hour for
raise to $1.75.
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7%c raise to
painters a 2%c
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NLRB Election At Trenton Potteries
—, -w
While no tentative date has been
set for the election it will probably
be held within the next two weeks to
conform with the 30-day clause in the
The members of Local Union 208
were pleased to leam of the Board’s
decision, which gives them an oppor
tunity to express their free and un
restrained opinions as to what form
of labor affiliation they desire. The
election directive covers the foremen
and the general foremen employed by
the company in plants Nos. 5 and 6,
including the supervisor of the plant
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Triple Pay Stunt
Proves Boomerang
New York (FP)—Local 1-S, Retail,
Wholesale & Department Store Union
has filed charges of unfair labor prac
tices against R. H. Macy & Co. for
paying triple time to sales personnel
who violated the local’s decision not
to cross picket lines in the recently
concluded strike .by Macy delivery
Union members who honored the
picket lines during the 10-day walk
out were granted back pay at straight
time. “The act of the employer in re
warding those employees who failed
to abide by the union decision is de
signed to discourage membership in
the union and to jeopardize its very
existence," Union Attorney Samuel P.
Shapiro charged.
The union said it would also file a
petition requesting an election for the
1,500 Macy officeworkers, declaring
that the manner
respected picket
sweeping victory.
A 11 WW 1 .Ji "TT ‘_ |the war was primarily a white collar
The National Labor Relations Board
in a decision handed down July 17,
ordered a secret ballot election among
foremen of the Trenton Potteries
Company, to determine collective bar
gaining representation, Brotherhood
officials announced this week.
The directive is the aftermath of a
complaint filed with the NLRB in
May of last year, fallowing the com
pany’s refusal to recognize the fore
men and supervisors of the plant, af
filiated with Local Union 208, N. B.
of O. P., as a collective bargaining
At an informal hearing held before
a trial examiner in Trenton, follow
ing the filing of the complaint, both
sides in the controversy appeared and
introduced evidence bearing on the
issues involved. First Vice President
Wheatley aided by Organizer James
Solon represented the Brotherhood at
the hearing while the New York law
firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore,
were company representatives.
Company To Agent 7
in which they had
pointed to a
Members Of 121
Hear Report Of
52nd Convent ion
one hour.
All shops were reported as work-
ing full time again after a brief shut-
Union HintS
NaTIOnWiae ri}f0
^InCr Dim® OTriKG
after negotiations broke down
terms of a new contract to cover 325
employees of the company’s New
Settle Street Car otrike
S''. j?
113,000 Workers
Out In Hartford
Work Holiday
International Association of Machin
|ists (unaffiliated) struck seven week?
In answer to the holiday call, un
[precedented in Hartford which before
I of them took part in a rally at the
W'*^***~w" .Tw State House where Yepifesenta-
1 workers in the crowd
Sebring, Ohio.—Local Union 121 (and Whitlock Mfg. Co.
held a very interesting meeting Tues-1 Movement of freight was halted as
day evening with President George I Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
Wright wielding the gavel in an I (unaffiliated) officials ordered their
efficient manner and not permitting!men to respect picket lines at all
long drawn out discussions on thel plants. Bus drivers changed their
various issues brought before the routes, leaving the center of town
local. This method has increased
attendance as well as reducing
time of our sessions to slightly over I Connecticut Council
brought greetings from the Yale &
Brothers Hugh Dailey and William I Towne workers of Stamford, who led
Berry were visitors at the meeting I off with the first city-wide strike in
and called upon for remarks. Brother I the state last winter. Harvey Greg
Dailey in his remarks covered thel (Turn to Page Six)
proceedings of the convention fori
which we were very thankful since
we had no representative at the con-1
I lA/yffDAAMine
Chair Jit U. 131
down. New shop committees were ap-1 As a reward for faithful and effi
pointed and the members are asked Icient service members of Local Union
(Turn to Page Six) |131, Battersout and Mouldrunners, re
lelected Walter Willison as their presi-
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dent for the coming term. He will
lhave as his aides Donald Wade, vice
.. .• (president John Gilmore, treasurer
lArthur Marshall, financial secretary
Alice Seevers, recording secretary
iDavid Martin, inspector John Wil
Ikinson, guard John Gilmore, Walter
•New York (FP)—Pickets may bios- IWillison and Earl Shamp, trustees.
som out in front of the major five-1 President Willison thanked the of
and-dimes in F. W. Woolworth’s chain Ificers and members for their fine co
of 2,004 stores across the nation,
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Local 65, Wholesale & Warehouse I---------------------------------------------------—
Workers’ Union warned here July 24
onlrfOMf O AffOK® I fl®
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[IWOf W ITHOtlf rllS
York warehouses.
The break came after Woolworth
management rejected proposals by [suspecting
U. S. Conciliation Commissioner pocked with hidden price increases
Frank Maher that further meetings |was uncovered here in a confidential
be held, or that the dispute be sub- [memo from a nationally known firm
mitted to arbitration or conciliation, [giving slice-the-boloney-thinner in
A union proposal that top company ptructions to managers of its foun
executives te brought into negotia- |tain and restaurant concessions in
(Turn to Page Three) [three big chain stores throughout the
—i i 1 1 1 |I^*
r. ex The 6-page memo, sent out after
New York (FP)—Proof of how un
consumers are being
|OPA was killed July 1, was exposed
San Francisco (FP) The 137|by Union Voice, New York labor
striking employees of the privately- [newspaper, which carries the story in
owned California St. Cable Co. went|its August 4 issue,
back to work July 6 after a six-day| Selling prices are not to be in
walkout, two days longer than Mu-[creased on any item where you can
nicipal Railway Employees. They are [achieve the same result by changing
members of Amalgamated Associa-|the makeup or size, the managers
tion of Street Electric Railway & Mo-[were told. Detailed illustrations were
tor Coach Employees (AFL). [given with the added advice that they
The return was on a compromise [survey every item sold and exercise
offer by the company. Platform wor|c-1 “a little ingenuity” in figuring out
ers will get a 13c hourly raise at once, [how to dupe the customers into think-
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the shelter of
UE and IAM
were members
Truman 'Reluctantly'
Signs Compromised
OPA Extension Bill
I Washington, D. C.—President Truman signed a compromised
IOPA extension bill “reluctantly” and at the same time warned
I Congress in a 2,000-word message that it fell “far short” of what
I he had sought and that he may be compelled to call a special ses
Ision if the law doesn’t halt inflation.
I pie revised measure was a severe blow to American labor, in
that it restores strict wage controls while prices of many items
■continue to soar.
I “If it appears that all the efforts of the Government and the
I people will not be enough under the present legislation, I shall have4
|-----------------------------------------------------*no alternative but to call the Congress,
back into special session to strengthen
the price-control laws and to enact
such fiscal and monetary legislation
as we need to save us from the threat
of economic disaster,” he told Con
Hartford, Conn. (FP)—The first
[general work holiday ever held in this
[town cajne July 23 when 13,(XX) work
|ers left their jobs to demonstrate
[solidarity with striking electrical and
[machine workers.
The stoppage was called by the
[joint strike committee of the Niles
Bement-Pond Go., where the United
[Electrical Radio & Machine Workers
[has been on strike for 19 weeks, and
[the Hamilton Standard Propeller
[division of United Aircraft, which the
I of Local 153, International
Garment Workers’ Union
United Furniture Workers,
workers and several smaller
The stoppage completely shut down
the big Royal Typewriter Co. plant,
employing 4,000, Colt Firearms plant
the I clear for the demonstrators.
the President William Reading of the
of Machinists
A i’
$2.00 PER YEAR
Immediately upon signing of the
measure, a proclamation reestablish
ing OPA rent regulations as of June
30, when price controls lapsed,- was
issued by OPA Administrator Paul
Porter. The decree, invoking rent
controls in 520 rental areas and add-*
ing eight new areas to the list, was?
the first of some 142 orders granting
higher ceilings on some items and re-'
moving other commodities from price
controls entirely.
Porter, after a conference with the.
President, issued a brief statement
“OPA will do its best to make this
bill work, and we think that it will’
work.” He added that ‘'decisions on
specific problems will be announced as
rapidly as possible.”
Expressing deep disappointment at'
the curtailed powers of OPA under
the new law, President Truman tola
Congress it was not legislation under
rwMds tke Government could assure*
'the nation with full confidence that’
prices would remain generally stabler
“in these last few months of the
transition to a free economy.”
He said he was advised, however,,
that it was the best bill that Congress
would now pass and “it is clear, more
one I
that it is a better bill than the
was forced to veto on June 29.”
that bill had become law," he
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Delegates From
Local Union 122
Make Report
Cambridge, Ohio.—At the last reg
ular meeting of Local Union 122, the
delegates who represented us at the
convention made their report and did
a splendid job covering the proceed
ings. A fine turnout was on hand to
hear the report which was w’ell re
ceived and the delegates were extend
ed a rising vote of thanks.
Brother James Coffey was elected
to represent the local Central Body at
the coming A. F. of L. Convention in
Aluminum therapy treatments are
now being given at the plant hospital
and practically everyone on the plant
is taking the treatments. Although
this sendee has been in effect only a
short time, many have expressed won
derful results since taking the treat
Sister Sadie Myers of the decorat
ing department was the honored guest
at a surprise party held at the shop
last week. The affair was in celebra
tion of her 75th birthday and she was
presented with a beautiful bouquet of
flowers. Refreshments were served by
Sister Mabie Conrath.—0. C. 122.
Consumer Pay
Knowing It
ing he was still getting his money's
worth. Here are a few of the instruc
tions passed on to the managers:
“Ice cream sandwich—You may
have been cutting SEVEN to a quart.
By cutting NINE to the quart, you
can still sell at your established price
and maintain normal markup.
“Ice cream waffles—You can cut
these 14 instead of 12.
“Ice cream sundaes—The common
practice is to use one No. 30 and one
No. 20 scoop of ice cream in making
up a 15c sundae. Instead, use one
Mel-o-rol or an item similar to Mel
o-rol and you can still prepare a nice
sundae, with more ease and less
shrinkage. The use of a Mel-o-rol
will save .035 on the cost.
“Fruit juices—Some stores sell 4
oz. for 5c. It would be better to in
crease the size to six ounces and sell
for 10c.
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