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level after taxes.
VOL. XL, NO. 34
—, a al
sharp drop prices we are fhrt-
indicate that business will cut|ible
■^prices pnor to a depression I of ex
Jwhich unemployment, declining in-1
make price declines unavoidable.
tionship which will avoid a serious
decline in business activity.
Next Meeting Of
a^ a
724 Scheduled
Wage Increases Of
25% Are Justified
i Washington (FP) Labor moves toward negotiations
for new major wage demands armed with a powerful lever
with which to pry profits loose from their encrusted position
in the coffers of U. S. industry.
The lever is a 71-page heavily documented report on na-1
tional wage policy prepared independently by Robert R. Nath-1
an, waretime chief of the policy section of the Office of Wai
Mobilization and Reconversion. He is recognized as one of the
nation’s top economists.
Nathan’s report said business can afford a 25 per cent
overall increase in wage rates*
without raising prices and without
reducing profits from the 1936-391
fcCIl Q6 Ilf AOlfr AT
11 I
Charts in the report showed that| IvlwwTIflSZT
prices increases of the past six||
months have been as great as all|A’®^®’"
aaM| IImIam
of the increases made in the 50-1 ... ...
month period after Peart Harbor. Obl«!““"‘J*r"
... I °f
^Taking the year 1946 alone, with wjtLocal
|j atendance at their meet
careful estimates of the fourth on
Ktl±arity of 8““ at
®?aa Ijhmhjmnu
FOP January 7th
Although it may seem a little [bead the Local for the next six |L|gy|aNfl|
what happened as the regular Bowler financial secretary-treas-| ,www
Almost $5 Million! On Propaganda
hit the front pages}
business line,
‘*. vy '. ,X .^.. .* ar..w.. ’*5’
1^^", I
Ar ■1011 I
Union 122 were delighted
I results are as follows: President, I
Thn report sharply rejected the wi, Iiam Wad vice presidenti wi, I
theory that labor should abstain I yam Row„. secretary,|
from requesting wage increases” I Arthur Ferb. fi I
in order to avoid “further economic I Prancis Davi trea„urer, Earl
and social difficulties.” It warned Loh defenae ^rotary, Harry
that the present imbalance between statistician, Joe Jones I
wages and profits is unsound and inSpeetor, Hary Malpass
can be terminated only by a re- La^nee Keats trusted,
cession. “Unless there is an lm* Allison
mediate increase in wages or a I
teVSfc LAs the directors of nw,y big
ing wages and profits into sounder i corporations are saying at this
alignment. |to*e Jfh,S w,sh!ng a time of the year, “there is much
“It would not do labor or theP®/ a hnPpy|to b® don® before the beginning of
public or business any good for|a£? Pro8P®r?^ Year.-O. C. th? new year/, so might that
labor to forgo the needed wage in- ________ axiom be applied to the business
creases. Rather, raising wages |__ei [slate of Local Union 192, ware
without raising prices offers the [If 11nmAn
only currently possible means of kilnmen of Sebring.
bringing about the kind of rela- |£nnfni*AAC
FrinOV I Since our next and final
9 a.
JEvenina. Dec. 20
in explaining the salient facts |ant matters must be taken care
of the wage-price-profit picture,] LocaI Union No 9 has very ^ore tolling of the bells
the report said “an increase of portant business matters to trans- [heralding the new year. First and
about 10 per cent in hourly earn-|act Friday evening, Dec. 20, and forevmo8t 18 th® ele^ti°n of officers
ings in manufacturing is required |the officers of the locaj urgently to hea1 the Local for the first
at the end of 1946 to bring real request every member to make hx m°nths 1947’ and the ®lec'
hourly earnings back to the Jan- |every possible effort to be present. a conferee represent us i
(Turn to Page Six) First and foremost on the even-1at th? ^2^eTence
mg’s agenda will be the election of H"8. Washington on Jan. 16th
[delegates to represent the local at[ ^.18 tJie °{£lcer,s
oath of obligation at our meeting th® old Y®"—• c- 192
[Friday evening. Those elected to|
early to personally extend the sea- [months are as follows: President, |1w
son’s greetings, that is exactly Albert Dray vice president, Fred
weekly session of Local Union 124 [urer, Roy Broadbent recording A A ]k|Af|lchftfl N
came to a close Tuesday evening, [secretary, Laurence Brown guard,|
tviw■ w. w.
The rushing of the season was [Thomas May inspector, Richard[ Metuchen, N. J.—By the time
brought about when the members |Wright trustee, Hillman May. [this letter appears in the columns
felt that since our next two regu- Although he is leading the “life of the ‘Herald,’ the Christmas
larly scheduled meetings falls on [of Reiley”, so to speak, Matthew party of Local Union 174 will be a
the eve of Christmas and New Curran, veteran kilnplacer is on matter of history and we hope
Years, the local should not meet [hand ever Friday evening, rain or [with favorable comment on the
until Monday evening, January [shine. Few if any in the trade to-[creditable side of the ledger.
7th. All members are urged to [day, can equal the record compiled Our parties in the past have been
make note of this change and pass [by Matt over the span of years he [quite successful and we see no
tjh^jyprd along in the shop. [has been connected with the organ-[reason why this year’s party
(Turn to Page Two)
NAM, Spurred By Success, To Spend
By MIRIAM KOLKIN [throughout the U. S. [will overlook nothing in the way
New York (FP)—The National[ Discussion of NAM public rela-[of suitable entertainment for the
Association of Manufacturers will[ tions work shared a big part of the [affair.
spend $4,700,000 in 1947 to cap-[convention’s time. Outline of[ Officers were elected at our
ture American public opinion. NAM’s coming activities was set [meeting on Dec. 13 and those pick-
Representing a $1,100,000 in-[before the delegates by the organi- |ed to reign for the next six months
crease over NAM’s 1946 budget,[tion’s public relations expert, Hol-[were Martin Pucci, president John
the huge fund will be used to [combe Pfirkes. [Zanadsky, vice president John
educate NAM members and try to “Included in this program,” he [Kamas, financial secretary, and
win over the people to support at- [said, “are the old standbys of pub- [George Bondies, recording secre
tacks on labor under the NAM’s [lie relations newspaper and[tary.
new smokescreen as a liberal or- magazine advertising, radio pro-1 From
ganization. [grams, publicity of all kinds, pam- [Union 174 to the trade in general,
The “liberal” approach was un- [phleteering, movies and education-[A Very Merry Christmas and a
veiled at the NAM’s recent 3-day [al materials.” In addition, the [Happy and Prosperous New Year,
convention at the Waldorf-Astoria NAM plans a series of “sales con-[—O. C. 174.
hotel which in itself was one of the [ferences” to “arm thousands of I
biggest propaganda shows ever [spokesmen for business,” regional PAY INCREASE GRANTED
staged by the industrialists. More [and national conferences and work 1 Santiago, Calif.—An arbitration
than 150 reporters, representing [with community leaders. “In (panel of three company and three
all the major wire services, the [short,” said Parkes, “we plan to IA FL Electrical Workers represen
nation’s biggest papers and the [use every tool in the public rela- [tatives agreed here to award pay
foreign press, covered the sessions, [tions kit—except carrier pigeons [increases of 8 per cent plus 6 cents
NAM stories, the great majority of [and mental telepathy (and we’ll [an hour to more than 800 employ
them faithfully doling out the big [use them if necessary).” lees of the Santiago Gas and Elec
(Tum to Page Two) (trie Co.
Dec n w#g the
quarter Nathan found that net th have witnessed for months.
profits of corporations show an m-1 ,, I
crease of 64 per cent from the first L*flt *eek 8 was fresh
to fourth quarter. Income of farm con^,r’Tlat,on ,°^ the fact that a|
proprietors for the same period is kood iurnou/ invariably makes for
up 28 per cent, while the increase "^‘ng. The main business
in wages and salaries during 1946 pO*1® mfeting was the election of
amounted to a bare 9 per cent. [°ff*c®rs for the coming term. The
The a)ectio„ is over
and it
the dut of to
ing with collapse,” Nathan report- the offi«.rs „ho have bren.
.. [elected and to give
‘.8u°.n ft” fit of our support
One of the helpful
Cleared Uo
|Tm Da
ressing this support is w
Before New Year
[housemen, packers and decorating
the coming wlge conference in the Local that eyenrmember make
January a special effort to be on hand next
New officers were elected at our I M°aday evening and c^a the
|bwt meeting and will receive the 18^at® he^or® h^ rUrJS*n S °n
(Turn to Page Two) [should be an exception. A very
[active committee headed by John
‘X- -z IM M- -. JlA it: Ml
ing of the year 1946 falls on Mon­
[day evening, Dec. 23, two import-
Head Local 174
linka, Pete Lucas, George Bandies,]
handling the necessary arrange!
[ments and we know these brothers
the members of Local
is.. -..* .v
(Elje fetters Herald
Trade Vote Will Decide
Increasing Death 'Benefits
ciAnr-nrr* r*
O A Du.
a Lj
High Court Ruies^
In Teachers* Pay
Lansing, Mich. (FP) Detroit
public school teachers, by verdict
of the Michigan supreme court,
will collect $2,000,000 in back pay
and interest from the chiseling
board of education, and city fire
men and department of public
works employees are in line for
large sums too. This is the result
of a suit initiated by the Detroit
A Wayne County Federation of
Labor in 1948, on behalf of
three groups.
The teachers suit was tried first
and separately because the board
of education is a separate entity
of government. The sock to the
city treasury is one more heirloom
of the Hoover depression.
'The Executive Board in meeting at headquarters December other loeals would
ordered a referendum on the question of increasing death benefits to |see they are transferred im
[mediately, thereby saving them-
A number of locals have sponsored resolutions for increasing in- 5*lves a backlog of dues and as
surance benefits which were discussed in the last three or four national [sessments as well as a lot of extra 1
conventions. The sentiment unmistakably has been for substantial ex-[work for our collectors, shop com
pansion of insurance payments, but there has been a wide variance as|mittee and other officers,
to requirements for increased amounts. The subject was the basis of| Santa Claus is just around the
earnest and exhaustive discussion in the last convention. It was finally [corner and we hear unofficially,
left with the Board to submit the question in referendum to the mem-j^g a jn hjs bag for us’
|once again. Rumors also are cir-
Accordingly the following proposition will be voted on by all locals Irnint,n th uJ
of the Brotherhood in regular meetings during the month of January. |the orfer of Christmas and New
£4 A
Lj Lj
One year’s continuous good standing
Two years’ continuous good standing
Three years’ continuous good standing
Four years’ continuous good standing
Ten years’ active membership with four years’ con
Pursuant to instructions of delegates in the 1946 Convention, and[to t*16 majority and vrould not be
authority given the Board under section 66, the following amendment [compulsory to any small minority,
to section 137 of our National Constitution is submitted for the mem-1 Arrangements have also been
bers approval or disprove):
[made wherever possible- that
Fifteen years active membership with four years con- [night crews will have Christmas
tinuous good standing .............................................................$400.00 |and New Years eve without
Twenty years active membership with four years con- |of time,
tinuous good standing ................................................ 500.00 hope all our members
The amounts payable at death will be effective as of March 1st, [have a very enjoyable time and
1947. Section 137, as amended will read as follows: [Local 45 extends the same good
.$ 50.00 [wishes to the Executive Board and
100.00 [all members of the International
150.00 Brotherhood.O. C. 45.
200.00 ................................
good standing
years’ active membership with four years* con
good standing
years’ active membership with four years’ con
good standing «......................................................
ft \-,
'as s. s .■ .■/ .* ze-.*.. -." ’.
lo«i ho.
Returned Vets To
Be Honored Dec. 20
Isuperstitution and following the|an(|
|we believe and the last five to be|s xty
The affair will be in charge of
Bro. Tom Elson has retired from
the trade and is applying for hon
|orary membership. Russell Post
lethwaite is confined to his home
[with illness but we hope he will
[be back at the bench
Frank Martini w*as
membership recently
Rephart transferred
[Union 49. We wish that all men
1 [Years week, working Saturday at
ml __________ ~_____for
the privilege of,debating on the question and recording their votes at.
any meeting (hiring the month. Every member shall vote from the roll, I blame on the weather man, but re
and the votes shall remain sealed and not counted until all votes have I gardless of the weather, the af
been recorded on the last meeting night.” I fairs of Local Union No. 12 must
Ballots have been prepared and all local secretaries will receive ly^e membership.
same in time for carrying out the election in strict accordance with the 1^ ..
law. All election returns must be in national headquarters by February I A 1 8CU .,
10. This is a most important matter and all necessary provisions should [sponges for apprentices brough,
be made, assuring an opportunity to the members to express their forth several jolutions^ that would
choice as to the proposed change in our constitution and by-laws. *—x
rOrCfnOn ISSUv In
']f ^b’ ft
Trenton, N. J.—Friday the 13th fl A
[better the deed,” a record turnout |wage
was oni hand for the election.of of-1Brotherhood
I ficers for the next six months. Re- I
|suits are as follows: president, |States
fci smith? financial ^e^',
[Elijah Watson recordihg secre-[purpose
iS*r.i8.An?«^to?“S the P«»
[Harrison guard, John Cooper, Jr. |March
[overtime rate instead of the holi-LThat—
Jiggermen Eleet
Conferees At
“When a vote of the trade it to be taken, the ballot .shall be open I 'puefKjay evening left a little to be That the lining prices in chinaware be taken up and made more
the .local s meeting room one month, and the members shall have |desire(|y p„hap” „e can llly the stable.
I be carried on and not by a choice
I few, but by the rank and file of
may be superstituous to some, but I MW I M"
not to members of Local Union 45, W wf wf wl I I Wf y
[especially when there are import
|ant business matters to be trans-1 i i i .i
■acted, waiving aside the threat of
lold axiom, “the better the day, the I ... ...
[trustee, 18 months, John Burns ... ■. .1 .. ..
[conference committee, is months,
John Cooper, Sr., and James Ac-1 will go to Washington a few days in advance of the confer
[ence, for preliminary sessions in the Hamilton Hotel, by way
All members who left ixxal 45 [of completing their plans before meeting with the manufae
[to join the armed forces during the
ISarg^a^now XoLnted^foI
[demobilized Brothers Leo Gadeb- [conference deliberations.
[ska, John Harrison, Edgar Shu- The Conference chairman will be President James AL
[man, John Nowalski and John
500.00 I I That the 60-40 in decaI Work 8ha11 entirely abolished.
Iwf/VVlWl mWIIIlij jiggerman working with learners shall be paid his average hourly
I Enthusiasm somewhat died down “rM1 when workta« with regullr crewa-
I since our speci&l meeting on Sat-1 That the U. S. P. A. and N. B. O. P. cooperate to the fullest extent
urday evening and the attendance I preserve the American market from danger through inroads of
I at the regular weekly session I foreign competition*
settle the problem, but the matter ing and bakers:
was referred to headquarters for 10 jncjj—^ve per doz. and plussage.
settlement. 12 inch—six cents per doz and plussage.
President Guy Digman and[ 14 inch—seven cents per doz. and plussage.
Proposals Drafted
4s jor (jonsiderBtion
ff A uj
Conferees are being elected by the generalware
chinaware locals of the Brotherhood to the joint
conference which will be held by the National
in Atlantic City.
Potters Association the Statler Hotels
Washington, D. C., beginning January 16, for the
of drafting a new wage agreement to take
of th« Present one which was signed in
[Wilbert Betz will be the respective secretaries.
|the veterans, previously discharg- The Brotherhood has submitted forty-six propositions
and we know they will do full
[for consideration and adoption by the conference. The manu
|justice in paying homage to their
facturers program has not been announced. The N. B. O. P.
|former bud.lies We are looking Ipropositions follow. j.
forward to a banner turnout for ....
[this event and urgently request
[every’ member to be present. En
tertainment and refreshments will
[be provided.
That a general 25 per cent increase shall be granted.
All piece work rates not listed in uniform scale shall be posted on
bulletin board in all plants. ..
All work performed on the sixth and seventh day of work week
Shall be paid at rate of time and one-half time. Any layoff during
the first five days that may require working on sixth and seventh
day shall be paid at rate of time and one-half time.
That all kilnmen working on conveyors shall be granted premium pay
of 12!X» cents per hour.
in I That all items made under the jurisdiction of the National Brother
and John I h°od of Operative Potters shall have the Union Label.
from Local That when an aujgpaatic jigger is installed it shall be operated by a
journeyman jiggerman.'
Chinaware turners shall receive an additional hour’s pay per for
responsibility of
Iday which wTe believe is acceptable prices shall be quoted at a flat rate. These prices shall include gen*i-
It is expected the Brotherhood’s representatives
Including the members of the Executive Board alxut
members of the N. B. of O. P. will participate in the
Wn- |Duffy of ^he National Brotherhood of Operative Potters, andt
tTJxLirf 9r.fhe?T I Joseph M. Wells, chairman of the labor committee of the
Lowing our regular’
mating Ignited States Potters Association, while Chas. F. Jordan and
in eeltars.^.'^9^ww
That all brushers shall be given an opportunity to learn to stamp.
That all employees who submit to a physical examination shall be
given a report when requesting same.
That all disputes pertaining to decorating kiln work shall go to the
Decorators’ Standing Committee.
The minimum rate for stampers shall be 40 cents more than the fe
male minimum rate.
Eligibility for vacation pay shall be based on service in the Industry.
That women kilndrawers shall be given the privilege of jobs in other
departments before new employees are started.
our working agreement shall be^ brought up to date and all
enendware, chinaware and other crafts or branches that may be
That all machine installations shall be manned by tradesmen affected
That all Sunday work shall be eliminated, or be paid for at the rate'
of time and one half.
^08SI That bench bosses shall hire and fire their men. Z
will I That maintenance men shall be classed as skilled workmen. The”
rate of pay shall be that prevailing in Industry generally.
Work performed on Thanksgiving, Decoration Day, New Year’s and.
V-J Day shall be paid at the rate of double time.
That the kilnfiremen shall be allowed to follow their trade to alL
types of kilns.
That the bisque and glost kilndrawers shall be paid the same rate of
That kilndrawers on one-man circular kilns shall be considered emp-«»
tiers and paid the rate provided in the agreement.
That the manufacturers of chinaware shall furnish all brushes to the
liners and decorators free of charge. ■■■.
That four, four and one half, five inch plates shall be increased one /i
half cent per dozen. The six, six and one half, seven, seven and one.J
half, and eight inch plates shall be increased one cent per dozen.
That lining machines in chinaware shall be manned exclusively by
journeymen liners and the established journeymen rates of pay shall ,$
..i That the following list of prices shall be the uniform scale for finish­
Harry Podewels weae elected con- ^j| dishes up to and including nine inch, four cents per doz. and
^OUI*T [ferees at the special meeting held plussage, except Fiesta all bakers up to and including seven inch,^j
[on Saturday evening, Dec. 14. A| three cents per doz. and plussage eight and nine inch, four cents
Washington (FP) The right of I large attendance was on hand for per doz. and plussage. Shapes that pay extra percentage, finishers
foremen and supervisory employ-(this important event, resulting in shall receive the same percentage on their rate.
ees to belong to labor unions will spirited contests before the dele- That when a shortage of boards, clay, stilliard room, etc. exists and
be decided by the U. S. Supreme gates were chosen. Five ballots the hand jiggermen are laid off, the automatic jigger shall suspend,
Court.[were taken before the winners operation also.
Announcement of the Supreme announced. By virtue of offi-1 an apprenticeship scale shall be set up for finishers.
Court’s dicision to hear argument Iga ta named\lter-1 711,11 the delivery of ware to the green room, delivery of clay to the
on the famous Packard case came George Lanning were named alter I removal of scraps shall be done at firm’s expense,
late Dec. 9 after it had been offi- [nates
daily stated earlier that the court
had declined the Packard appeal.
No reason was assigned for the
'The Packard Motor Co. has long Marlboro, Mass. (FP) Marl
contended that membership of boro teachers and other school de
foremen in labor unions would in- partment employees won a 8800
crease production costs and that [yearly increase from the school
foremen are “not employees.”
(Turn to Page Six)
I committee after all had signed a
(petition threatening to strike.
Charles Barnhart, Ed. Dougher-1 That a uniform print pinning and cutting scale shall be established.
(Turn to Page Two) I Th* »te to be based on two machine operations, consisting of six
I girls to a crew.
That the guaranteed rate of pay for decal girls shall be 30 cents
more per hour than the minimum rate set up by the government.
That wet rack girls shall go on as apprentices when needed and the
oldest girl in line of sendee shall be placed on the wet rack.
That paragraph four of the Uniform Decal agreement shall be
changed to read: Decal girls unable to earn their previous six weeks*
I (Continued on Page Six)
I ■»—s»,
$2.00 PER YEAR
M* I A If
of Operative Potters and the United
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