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Thursday, November 14, 1946
Sitdowns Stop Editions
Of Two Detroit Dailies
I I Detroit (FP)—The Detroit Free
I
Press failed to appear with its
I Tuesday night and Wednesday
1 morning editions Nov. 5-6, while
_the Detroit News and the Detroit
^I^M'imes failed to get on the street
K^^hursday morning because of the
i difficulties with members of De
troit Typographical Union 18. The
Free Press and the Times had
direct difficulties while the News
held back its early morning edition
in a sympathy employer sitdown
to help out the Hearst-owned
Times.
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of the
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been without a
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NLRB Hears
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sentation if under dispute because
state inspectors rarely tour the
working face and see conditions
with their own eyes.
The union counsel challenged the
■sincerity of the steel company
claim that is merely sought to
■eep supervisory workers out of
Fthe UMW and ^questioned whether
& would deal with a super
visory union not affiliated with the
UMW. On this the-company coun
sel said he could not reply.
“We feel,” Krimsly said, “the
NLRB will best carry out the prin
ciples of the Wagner act by giving
the mine supervisors a chance to
select their own union.” Hhe said
they had already done this in
choosing the UMW and that being
told they could not legally do so
would threaten industrial warfare.
“There will be chaos in the in
dustry,” he predicted, if supervis
ory workers are not allowed rep
resentation by an affiliate of the
Chart Wage Demands
Chicago (FP)—Representatives
from eight locals in six plants of
the International Harvester Co.,
involving 3,000 office, technical
and protection workers, met here
to set new* wage policies.
Their demands were expected to
parallel those of Harvester pro
duction workers, who are
a general wage increase
guaranteed annual wage.
a week, is asked by all six mechan
ical unions of the publishers with
a 10 per cent premium for other
than day shift doubletime for
Sunday and holiday work (except
regular night shift hours on morn
ing papers) half pay for 13 weeks
to disabled members 3 weeks va
cation as already given in some in
dividual contracts.
Publishers for the most part
have made “rediculous propositions
based on long-winded formulas
that greatly misconstrue the true
picture of the rise in living costs,”
asserts Chairman Merle E. Stiewe
of the printers scale committee.
Labor, Veterans
Threaten Action
Against Lockout
San Francisco (FP)—Landlords
who refuse to rent vacant apart
ments to veterans were threatened
with a squatters movement here as
it was revealed that owners have
locked up about 1,000 vacant
apartments rather than accept
OPA rentals.
The warning was issued by
President Richard Lynden oi
Local 6, Internatiorfal Longshore
men’s & Warehousemen’s Union as
Joseph A. Brown, attorney for the
San Francisco apartment house in
dustry, estimated there are “1,000
rental units vacant as,the result oi
individual owners’ refusal to rent
properties under OPA controls.”
The landlord lockout movement
recently started in Washington
and Oregon where landlords an
—nounced they would refuse tc
rent apartments that became va
cant unless OPA controls are lift
ed.
“If any veteran knows of any
such conspiracy by apartment
houseowners,” Lynden said, “we
will upon notification organize a
movement to seize such place on
behalf of him and his family. We
will fight to see that no such vet
eran is evicted. We will instruct
payment of OPA rent ceilings, no
more.”
“We don’t like to squat,” he said
tersely, “but we will.”
Posts of the American Veterans
Committee, the Veterans of For
eign Wars and local unions indi
cated strong support of Lynden’s
position.
Phone Talk Wins
Strike As 1,300
Workers Look On
Los Angeles (FP)—A telephone
conversation with company offici
als from the platform of a jam
packed union hall brought the vic
torious finishing touch to the
month-long strike at Aluminum
Corp, of America’s Vernon plant.
The dramatic settlement came at
a union meeting. Union negotiators
reported that all issues in the
strike had been solved with the
help of the U. S. counciliation
service except pay for three men
who were suspended when the re
fused under union orders to work
a “hot” job.
the pay rights of
as important as the
promised them, the
Considering
the three men
general gains
1,300 strikers voted overwhelming
ly: “We’ll stay out.”
The negotiators immediately
called management and informed
them of the membership decision.
Right there on the telephone, be
fore the cheering strikers, manage
ment agreed to pay the three men
for time lost.
As management listened' in over
the phone, a vote was taken again.
This time it was unanimous for
ending the strike.
TRANSIT MONOPOLY SOFTENS
UP PUBLIC FOR KILL
Washington (FP)—The Capitol
Transit Co., Washington streetcar
and bus monopoly, is politely try
ing to sell the consuming public
here the idea that it must raise
fares to keep up with expenses.
The company distributed a leaf
let asking riders to “compare our
situation with that of the restaur
ant owner or any other business
man,” pleading for public support
of its campaign to raise its “ceil
ings.” CTC already charges 10
cents a ride, or three tokens for a
quarter.
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By Federated Press
Philadelphia Members of the
American Newspaper Guild walked
out of the Philadelphia Record and
the Camden (N. J.) Courier Post,
leaving management trying to con
tinue publication with executives
filling in for the strikers. The
union is asking a 6-day, 35-hour
week and a weekly minimum of
$88 for experienced reporters, hav
ing receded from, an original de
mand of $1CO.
New York—The American Labor
Party of New York state rolled up
the largest vote of its existence in
the congressional elections with a
mark of over 425,060. This was a
jump of more than 150,660 over
its previous high.
Washington—The ticklish legal
problem of the right of supervis
ory employees to organize and
bargain collectively drew one step
closer to solution as the NLRB
heard final argument of the
United Mine Workers and the
Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.
Chicago—The first major squat
ters’ movement in the U. S. hit a
veterans’ housing project when 60
ex-GI’s and their families took
over unrented apartments in the
yet unfinished 186-unit Airport
Homes and announced their inten
tion of staying “until we’re thrown
out.”
Waschington Reaction swung
into the saddle with a vengeance
Nov. 5 as the Republican party
rode America’s swift veer to the
right in choosing the 80th Con
gress. With every sign pointing
sharply to ehactment of the most
drastic type of anti-labor legisla
tion, the GOP took control of both
House and Senate as liberal Demo
crats fell by the wayside across the
nation.
New York—In a surprise move,
the board of transportation here
voted long awaited pay incresases
of $12,500,000 to 33,000 transit
workers, effective at once. The
raise will mean 20 cents an hour
more to hourly wage employees
and $489 a year more to per an
num employees.
Omaha, Neb. Overland Grey
hound bus employees in 13 mid
western states won wage increases
ranging between 25 and 31.5 cents
an hour under terms of a new con
tract accepted by negotiators for
the Amalgamated Association of
Street Electric Railway & Motor
Coach Employees.
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ITU HALTS DETROIT FREE PRESS—These stereotypers in the
Detroit Free Press idled when composers of the International Typo
graphical Union held a prolonged union chapel meeting election night.
As a result the paper missed all editions the next day. The printers are
asking for a 20 per cent wage increase the company has offered 12 per
cent. (Federated Pictures).
STRIKE TIES UP CASKETS
San Francisco (FP)—A 3-week
strike that tied up the manufacture
of caskets on the Pacific coast end
ed here with the signing of a
coastwide agreement" increasing
fe^B EHIND 0L1R
wages from $1.20 to $1.45 an hour
for journeymen and women. The
strikers, members of the Uphol
sters’ International Union, shut
down 15 plants employing 700
workers.
E'ST'^
The unprecedented requests for changing to gas
heat threaten to tax our transmission and distribution
systems beyond the limits of good service. This comes
at a time when it is impossible to secure the pipe, fittings
and compressors necessary to handle the overwhelming
^demand. ...
WHY THE GREAT SWING TO GAS HEAT?
For years gas has been sold as a heating fuel of lux*
ury value. Numerous tangibles, other than fuel cost, were
included in its value to win public acceptance. Now the
rise in price of other fuels makes gas heat the most eco
nomical today on a straight fuel cost basis in nearly all
areas in this general part of the country.
MATERIAL AND LABOR SHORTAGE
You who have been trying to buy an automobile,
soap chips, white shirts or other scarce items readily will
understand our position. We and our affiliates are trying
to spend some 50 million dollars to improve the facilities
for bringing gas from the abundant fields of supply to
your premises. Because of the dire shortage of necessary
materials and skilled manpower to install them, only a
fraction of this 50 million can be spe it this year.
TEXAS GAS
...... The Tennessee G?.s Transmission Corporation, which
owns a line bringing a large percentage of our gas from
Texas fields, have plans for adding to the capacity of
their system for several hundred miles. When completed
this will increase substantially the amounts of gas they
can deliver to us.
NEW SUPPLY FOR EXTREME WEATHER
We are installing a total of 71 tanks of 30,600 gallons
each which will be filled with propane (liquid petroleum
gas of a type commonly used by families living beyond
gas lines in rural areas) which will blend with our gas.
The project will make available the equivalent of 30
millicn cubic feet of gas a day. This supply is intended for
use only in extreme weather. It will exhaust itself in a
few days of use and our suppliers will require months to
refill the tanks.
The Manufacturers Light and Heat Company has
recently completed 54 miles cf 20" pipe line to provide
an addition to the gas supply, but other contemplated
Teamsters Win
First Round In
Libel Claim
jp-
Washington (FP) The In
ternational Brotherhood of Team
sters won the first round of its
court fight against a $200,000 libel
claim filed by a former naval
litutenant, Randolph Dickins, Jr.
Oct. 31 when a U. S. District Court
jury returned a verdict for the
union.
Dickens was one of two uniform
ed officers w’ho participated in the
famous “Battle of the Statler” fol
lowing President Roosevelt’s open
ing campaign speech Sept. 23,
1944.
In an altercation at the hotel, a
teamster official was struck three
times by Dickens after the naval
officer had denounced the late
President.
Later, when the International
Teamster published an account of
the affair charging Dickens was
“under the influence of liquor,”
the libel action was filed.
AFL General Counsel Joseph A.
Padway defended the union, while
Attorney Thomas C. Bradley rep
resented Dickens. Bradley said he
would take the case to the court
of appeals on a plea the jury had
“misunderstood the evidence.”
Let the name of a great man be
mentioned, and the first thing that
pops into the noodle of everybody
is the one, if any, discreditable
incident of his career.
Manufacturers Light & Heat Company
110 W. Sixth Street East Liverpool, Ohio
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Growing
/Continued From Ptff One)
Among other interesting side
lights on Japanese labor Starr re
ported were:
1. —The tradition of poor farm
ers selling their daughters to silk
mil] owners will probably not die
for some time to come, despite
MacArthur’s policies.
2. —Most Japanese unions are
printing their own newspapers,
subject to censorship by American
military government through con
trol of newsprint supplies.
3. —Japanese union.-! are achiev
ing the 8-hour day in factories for
the first time.
4. —The Japanese wage struc
ture, though low by American
standards, takes into account such
factors as the worker’s age, num
ber of dependents, regularity, dili
gence and the cost of living.
Demand the Union Label.
"FERGIE" END SAYS
Now Is the Time
to Buy Coal
PHONES:
Office 934 Home 693
KIND COAL CO.
Bailroad & Belledc Streets
Wait Until Next Season
Before Changing to Gas Heat
projects were not completed due to the inability to
obtain necessary pipe and equipment.
SOME NEIGHBORHOOD LINES
OVERLOADED
A survey just completed has disclosed that more gas "W
heating installations have been made in some areas than
the capacity of our street mains can serve adequately.
Only qjajor insurmountable problems are mentioned
here. There are many, many lesser ones.
HEATING CONTRACTORS AND
DEALERS COOPERATING
These reasons have prompted the decision to dis
continue the sale of gas heating equipment to those having
other forms of heating for the coming season. Responsible
heating contractors and dealers are cooperating by adopt
ing this plan.
INDUSTRIAL CURTAILMENTS LIKELY
This winter, during periods of severe weather, it
most likely will be necessary to curtail industries using
gas in their manufacturing processes. All large users of
gas for industry have been notified of this possible con
dition, thus giving them time to make other provisions.
Even with this relief, it is possible that some areas will
experience low gas pressures if outside temperatures
become too low. S.
...
PROTECTION FOR G. I. HOUSING
We have a dual obligation to G. I. veterans and the
Civilian Production Administration. With both, we in
tend to cooperate fully by making gas service available
to permanent new construction. Through this conserva
tion program, installation materials and resources can be
made available for new buildings.
DON’T BE MISLED
By giving you and our other customers reasons for
this immediate action, we hope to have the same support
from you that heating contractors have promised. Let
no one persuade you that the facts-are other than here
stated. The delay in converting your present heating
system to gas until a more favorable time is the best
protection of service to your community.
PAGE FIV®
San Francisco Culinary
Workers Win 17% Raise
San Francisco (FP) Wage
raises averaging 17 per eent were
won by 12,000 workers in 209
restaurants here under terms of a
new contract recently signed by
the Golden Gate Restaurant Asso
ciation and the Culinary Workers
A Bartenders Joint Executive
Board.
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transaction whether it be
accepting the deposit of a cus
tomer or extending a personal
loan ... we are not merely
serving one individual, but
helping to set in motion a chain
of event’ which will add to the
productivity, and wealth of our
entire community.
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East Liverpool’s Oldest Bank
Member F. D. I. C.
Phone 914
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