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f,* V OFFICIAL ORGAN NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF OPERATIVE POTTERS VOL. XL, NO. 39 ,‘*F Stabilization Christmtis Party Given By Santa Anita Potteries ■f Los Angeles, Calif.—The annual Christmas party given by the Santa Anita Potteries for all mem bers of- Local Union No. 183 and families was held during the holi days. A delicious turkey dinner was enjoyed by all, followed by entertainment and then dancing. The Christmas spirit was observed by a gift exchange and in addition each employee received $15.00 from the firm. ,. Brother Al Madrid was party chairman and Sister Jessie Murray in charge of the dinner. At the last meeting officers were elected for the next six months O. D. Reese, president Leonard Sullivan, vice president Harry Hemandex, treasurer George Thorne, financial secretary Eddie Fitzpatrick, recording secretary James Lamb, statistician George Dean, inspector John Baroni, guard Harold Jewell, trustee. We have a fine set of officers and hope the members will aid them during their term of office.—O. C. 183. Survival Of Free Up To Labor, And Washington, D. C. (ILNS) Fate of free collective bargaining in the United States will depend on the ability of both management and labor to do' their negotiating without seriously disrupting the nation’s economy or interfering with the lives of their neighbors, dgar L. Warren, head of the U. i S. Conciliation Service said recent !1 ly. Addressing the Institute of In dustrial Relations of the National Association of Manufacturers at Boca Raton, Fla., Warren warned i that if work stoppages continue to interfere with the national eco nomy Congress will consider ser iously some form of compulsory arbitration. That, he declared, would be the first step to many other compulsions. With the end of wartime con trols and a limitation of the gov ernment’s role to conciliation, a grave responsibility has been im- idrt *, Factor In Industrial v V j, bargaining can best play its ere-1 ative role in advancing the stand card of life of the workers and in protecting their satus as human ^beings. Lack of stability, however, may provide the basis for a re newal of the industrial strife that characterized much of the first postwar year.” ■, It was in connection with his dis cussion of stabilized industrial con ditions that he spoke approvingly of the increasing use of health and Welfare funds in union contracts. While he felt that the general ^economic outlook for the immedi ate future is favorable if price stability is quickly achieved, Mr. ’'^^Schwellenbach felt that “the deci sive test for the postwar economy will come when the deferred de mand of the war years for capital goods and equipment has been met” He added that “our ecpnojnic health must depend mainly^ oi tireeiirht and, —r—, arnT farmer* maaagtrnegr in working together through their organizations and their Government for general, sus tained prosperity.” The Secretary urged that “sta bility must be assured at a high level of output, and the products of industry must be equitably dis tributed among those who cooper (Tun to Pagi Two) ■K A A "I Luxury Taxes pA4AA Olf OI ructWy vl llUldl da Ya 2 s1’ Washington, D. C.—Health and Welfare fund clauses in It0 ’Je ,.8up?11m^tarp collective bargaining contracts were approved by Labor Sec- retary Schwellenbach in his annual report to Congress as “an I jn a effective and flexible means of providing greater social secur- ity through collective bargaining.” (Brown pointed e In his report to Congress Mr. Schwellenbach summarized the year’s developments in labor legislation and emphasized |has that stabilization of the economy would help more than any (because Aother thing to promote industrial peace. |?p Y‘,th the He stated that under stabilized conditions, “collective bbo'I LOCCf aa ing Committee since the meetings. Chairman Bill Wade named the|wTf catitirm fit a Tthe aw a Hah MajorE^oo I au I0* Union No» un 7ZZ Names NewrM Shop Committee following shop committee: Forrest 1Jf-1-- Wagstaff, jiggerman Andy|"G®Kly is uni,nor MGIIQC|eiYI6llI «-1 »A& ‘1 ,• I Health of the members, as a. ..... whole been fair with a few nknv r’lixko Will Rrimr Labor Curbs Will Bring I Strik»MFL Leader Says Cleveland (FP) “F o o 1 i n ISematfonal jetter addressed to each (member of the 80th Congress, ........ He egtimated that a supp|emen I Cambridge, Ohio—At the last |tary appropriation of only $460,000 regular meeting of Local No. 122 (would lift the board out of its dif officers for the new year were in- (ficulties. stalled. “With Congress keyed up to try There were several questions up (all kinds of methods to prevent in for discussion, among them the (dustrial strife, it is unbelievable decal girls question which has been (that it should allow so small a.sum causing a great deal of trouble. (to stand in the way of effectively Lawrence Keats, jiggerman, gave (carrying out a method that for I a report on the meeting with the (more than 10 years has proved its firm, also the session at headquar- (Tun to Page Two) ters regarding jiggering round footed oval dish. This has been|^ settled by the Generalware Stand- OCCfy UlVl KS £4 lA/.ne C1C IK“ WwlHS 1^^.—a Henry, caster Albert Vaq Gamp, A dipper John Effir dnWft Medley, Lok Angeles (FP) A WJ| kilnmen Joe Jones, glost ware-1cpea8e a week was wo houseman Lil Rose and Marie (here Jan. 13 by 8,000 grocery Adams, decal machine and bench, clerks, ending, their 11-day strike. I respectively Ludley Knight, deco- |The new pay is $55 a week. __ ting ’kilnman and Chester Rister, 1770» Retail Clerks International decorating warehouseman. I Association, had demanded $60 a —. Umveryl-s new Laurella ihape Ajpprenttc^ w^^ M0 to is in production and with the ex-1*ou a The strike Av&s carried on des- I NDEPENDENT '"".■"' U't. 1. ........fr" ??7T: Washington, D. C. (ILNS) —I Ichinists has called upon Congress Boardhefor Vhe^urren^fiMal year out the financial] (handicap under which the board been operating, its inability I of curtailed budget to keep I avalanche of cases filed I the moral responsibility and duty Congress to provide adequate (funds to keep running, the board (which has been set up by Con- gress itself as statutory machinery I to reduce strife in industrial rela- tions. inCrCaSO wee7 ui«r nrsy year. 1 I well This is first new fhaoe pite an ultimatum from President Washington (FP)—Unlimited free enterprise involves'excesses in wen. inis is tne nrsr new snapqiH western Confer- |more ways than one, as the Federal Trade Commission well knows, several years. Some shapes will pare uecK oiine western vomer 1 be discontinued soon. Orders are pace 01 leamsters jan. 3 to e**0 I more by getting an agreement that the firm would no longer claim in good and the outlook is bright for pa® walkout or teamsters would be I the publik: prints that its products have therapeutic properties that capacity production and steady ordered through the picketlines. cannot be sustained. work throughout the year. There Disregarding the order, Local All that fancy legal and medical language means that the have been fpw minor hrpakdownH 1770 Secreary Joseph T. De Silva company agreed, rather than face a public law, to stop claiming causing som^/los^of w k wired back: “Your courteous and that its pills and tablets would cure rheumatism, arthritis, gall or causing some loss 01 worx. I courageous gesture in your at-1 kidney ^ones, brain or nerve fatigue and neuralgia. tempt to Qemor&lize the iiRhtinR I off work for several weeks. Broth-1 spirit of the retail clerks in Los er Elmer Lewis, liner, is back at Angeles, which has miserably fail-1 his bench after recovering from a led- onlF indicates your ever will- stroke also Brother Fred Hender- (ingness to be of tremendous 1 e son, jiggerman, who has been laid lice to the employers at a time up for- several months with heart when the retail clerks are engaged I trouble. I in a struggle for decent living con-1 Montreal (iLNS)—An Intema would like to impress upon |dlt‘on^., |tional Labor Office study issued at (Tun to Page Six) |, Ve S1 v? an"ounced that he around with restrictive laws and Commenting on the wage vic- I ecor.omic fluctuations, nractices will increase strikes ”1. ^ommenung on me wage vic “jbe volume of public mvest prace ices win increase srriKes, lfory De Silva told a membership lment wiii Hp needed in the AFL Director of Organization |meptinir Jan 13. uged to belm. ^at wiu ne neeueu in me Frank Fenton warned the 42nd an- II?e *n?, Ja?‘J/ 1 u U8e1 W Ine*t decade for reconstruction, rang enton warned tne 4zna an lthe talj of the iabor movement I deveionmpnt the maintenance nual meeting of the American Po- wnw wp’rp the anearhead |u«vfull litical Science Association here. I Now were the warhead. I the study de To achieve industrial peace Fen- |,w Iclared, “is likely to exceed any ton suggested that management I open its books, short of revealing1!-Pj *8 therefore more important trade secrets, in collective bargain- UNIONS BUST han ever that public investment ing negotiations and urged a mini-1 I should be based on the most effi mum of government interference.! Washington (FP)—Represents- |cient planning techniques.’ |tives of independent unions have Suggesting that unemployment u--------------(returned to Capitol Hill to seek (resulting from a' deep and prolong DGrC|GinillC| HOICI |H. iea peaceiuuy last year lamung Alexander Smith. uuuvcubcu Public Investment lie NRCRSSOrV TO UJyQff DORrOSSIOn IjLq |Suffridge, president of his inter- |wouid be needed in many countries national union, to ignore “Brother headquarters here warned ^°r! that large-scale public investment I in the n€xt 10 to maintain employment, and urged advance lplanninK fo pub“C I thing undertaken in the ’thirties, (what they call “equal represents- (ed “secondary’' postwar depression |tion” and rights in federal labor |such as occurred in the years fol- (agencies. |lowing 1929 was more to be feared I Chairman Edward G. Wilms of (than any other type, the report posed upon the Department of (the Independent Unions of the Isaid that the fundamental solution Labor conciliators, Warren said. State of New Jersey interviewed °f the problem of lack of work, “But,” he continued, “it has im-(Senator Joseph Ball asking for (however it was caused, could be posed an even greater responsi-(“national recognition and protec- (found in providing a sufficient bility upon management and labor, (tion from the AFL and CIO.” Iflow of total expenditures public Today no interruption of work can Present at the same time were |and private—combined with a high be blamed upon the government. (Senators: Albert W. Hawkes and (degree of mobility of labor ana The full responsibility for continu- I ous production now rests wholly I President Edward A. Ross of I Entitled “Public Investment and with employers and unions. (the Weirton Independent Union, (Full Employment,” the study s in “Last year’s record,” he declar- (inc., asked Ball to free his organi-1 tention is to explain, the difficul ed, “was the worst in our history, (zation from “years of oppression (ties of timing public investment to 3 times more man-days lost than (from the CIO-controlled NLRB.” (stabilize the economy, as recom in 1945—the previous peak year. (His group operates in the Weirton (mended by the International Labor I doubt that the citizens of this (steel Co. in West Virginia and (Conference, and to suggest meth country will be willing to put up (Pennsylvania. 1°^ with many more years of free-col- |be overcome. The report was pro tective bargaining if the stoppages SEAFARERS WIN ELECTION Pared by Benjamin Higgins, ILO continue to be as long and as bit- New York (fP)—The Seafarers (staff economist, in consultation ter and as frequent as they were (international Union polled 1,256 (with D. C. Tait, chief of the ILOs this past year. (votes to 813 for the National Mari- (Employment Section. “That 9 in every 10 disputes (time Union and 69 for no union The study asserted that the were settled peacefully last year (among unlicensed personnel of the |^alue 0^ public ^investment, as^a is not .... year’s resources. pcrouiuiv* w wre a sufficient defense. Last I Isthmian Steamship lines, John I means of countering cyclical fluc record of 45,000 negotia- (Penello, NLRB field examiner, an- Situations in the economy depends to (Tun to Page Twa) (nounced here. which these difficulties may (Tun to Page Six) I ,4- Ije Jnmer# $ endd EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1947 Urges Bargaining Talks. Rather Than Portal Suits 1 Commission Makes -a OVERLOADED ?5’ ■y.. XI T"8Certain Jjj AuS IS ElUOrCea avoided furthei. conflict with Mineralized Foods, Inc. of Balti- expenditure to ®«pncnt ana me maintenance V’» The Baltimore pill operators also agreed to stop claiming that its “Selected Inported Sea Vege tables,” whatever that may mean, have any value in preventing or treating goitre, regulation of glands, blood pressure or heart ac tion, or that they will in any way stimulate or promote “normal men tal or physical development,1 even be helpful complexion” or body poisons.” ■i? ws Hearings On Anti-Labor Bills Get Under Way or in “clearing the in “eliminating In another decision protecting the poor consumer, FTC agreed with George W. Goodie, trading as Sani-Tex Laboratories ef Los Angeles, that he will stop right now from claiming that his femin ine hygiene products sold as “Sani Tex” are recommended by physi cians or are of use as a contracep tive measure., Goodie, caught in a bald-faced lie, also stipulated that he would cease from using the word “labora tory” or any similar name in his ads, since he does not own or con trol “any appropriately equipped laboratory where his products are compounded or made and where research work in connection with them is conducted by a trained technician.” Three guys operating the Hada shain Export Clothing Co. and the Eastern Mail Order Co., of New York City, agreed to cease and de (Turn to Page Six) New Officers Are Elected By LU 216 ^Jonesboro, Tenn. Election of officers for Local Union No. 216 took place at the last meeting. Newly elected officers are: Horace E. Moore, president Joe Stoots, vice president Helen Kep linger, recording secretary Ray Cloyd, financial secretary. These newly elected officers are deserving of the support of each and every member. So be sure and attend your meetings regularly and give them the help needed.—0. & 21& ■, a. ... X- Dinner-Dance To Be Held Feb. 1 By Canonsburg Loco I Canonsburg, Pa. Saturday (evening, February 1 has been I selected by the Social Committee I Washington (FP) The anti- lfor present term. Lower shop: labor express got a green light I Charles Harris, chairman of com from the Senate Labor Committee I mittee, assisted by Vernon Hile when Chairman Robert A. Taft an- |marii John gedora, Ed Bails, Clyde nounced that hearings would be-lWylfet Joe Kendra and Peg En gin Jan. 23 on all pending meas-llow Health Committee: Cliff ures to reduce industrial strife. iRawijngs, Alice Gregory and Rose Instead of taking up the various Igerca. Flower Committee: Cliff anti-labor proposals one by one I Rawlings and Nancy Delaney, as has been the custom, Taft said I Upper Shop: John Marshall, chair the committee had directed that lman of the committee, aided by all witnesses make but a single I Larry Birdf Harry Glenn j. p. appearance to voice their position |Rossell, Margaret Bolensky, Clyde on each measure. I Labor Secretary Schwellenbach |J m| 11 A ARC I repeal of the Wagner labor rela- National Labor Mediation Board with strict prohibition of the closed shop is called for in a bill offered Patton Jr., John Lauther, Julia Taft also said it was now plan- Iglandine. Health Committee: Clar ned to complete hearings by |ence jfelone, Wm. Dampf Jr. and March 1, which means no labor I Elizabeth Yarkosky. Flower Com legislation will reach the Senate lmittee: Rose Koplen and Margaret floor before than date except pos- Ifiiczak. Legislative Committee: J. sibly a plan to solve the portal-to- I (Tun to Pave Two) portal pay issue. I I and other government officals will be in the first list of witnesses, the Republican leader said. Each wit- I Trilin&n SHOW’S Profits I TTq Wages Down I ness will be required, under the I Washington (FP) President 1946 congressional reorganization I Truman’s economic report to Con act, to state what issues he will Igress estimated that 1946 net cor discuss, which side he is on, and to I porate profits after taxes were 12 file a brief summary of his views. I billion dollars, divided into 5 bil- Ilion dollars for dividends and 7 Ibillion dollars for savings. DILL I Truman’s 1946 figure was 3 bil- lion dollars higher than the figures |on corporate profits for 1945, and Washington (FP) Outright |the hlEhest in U- S~ hlstory- I tions act and creation of a new l^^goggggntVfn^ig^H A a*fl I**’ |l» I’* 1 by Representative Clare Hoffman. I Washinton (FP) Meeting in Hoffman’s bill brands as unfair I its 13th annual convention here, labor practices refusal to bargain I the National Farm Labor Union or mediate under the newly estab- I decided on a program of organiza lished NLMB, deduction of union |tion to bring a higher money in dues from wages unless individual- lCOme and greater security to three ly authorized, or striking in viola- (million workers on farms, ranches tion of a contract or in violation lan(i plantations. of the Hoffman act. I Rif The NFLU, formerly known as Employers are given the right to I the Southern Tenant Farmers discharge or refuse to reemploy I Union, received an AFL charter any worker who “is guilty of un- llast August. It reports a member fair labor practices” and the right lship of 83,000 hired field hands, to bargain with any union or em- If a e s and sharecroppers ployee who fails to recognize or be throughout the south and south bound by a certificate of collective I west, recording a growth of 5,000 bargaining representatives issued ljn the past year. by the board. i I First resolution passed by the 1 (convention of more than 100 dele EARLY RULING UNEXPECTED I gates called for congressional ac- Washington (FP) Observers Ition to provide a minimum wage here do not expect a decision by I of 65 cents an hour in agriculture, the U. S. Supreme Court on the land “overtime as now provided in United Mine Workers-John L. I industry." Lewis contempt case until the end of February. I'floor Several resolutions as well as speakers and guests stress- .4 4 MEMBER INTERNATIONAL LABOR HK NEWS SERVICE eau^^4»k-l Green Breaks Long Silence In Opposing Appeal To Courts I I IMHB I .."'A •1.,. __ I Washington, D. C.—Collective bargaining between labor land management, rather than court actions for portal-to I portal pay or punitive legislation, is the real key to under I standing in the field of labor relations, the American Federa Ition of Labor declared in messages to its affiliates through I out the Nation and in a formal presentation before the special I Senate Judiciary subcommittee weighing bills to outlaw I portal pay suits. y I Breaking a long silence on the portal pay issue, AFL I President William Green warned that appeal to the courts, ♦before exhaustion of “all the vol untary means of resolving differ ences between unions and employ ers regarding wages, hours and working conditions, invites inva sion of the right of labor and man agement to contract about their affairs.” “Buch untimely and unwarranted resort to administrative or judicial intervention is inconsistent with the mutual rights and responsibili ties established by employers and unions through private contract in a free society,” he added. the ex- of Local 51 as the date for I diner-dance in honor of the Ig.I.’s, members of our local. I The affair will be held in I WRtfdr I band. I the Is. N. P. J. Hall and a capacity crowd is expected to be on hand Ito greet our honored guests. Din Iner will be served at 6:00 o’clock land after the dinner the remainder I of the evening will be spent danc ling to the music of a very good The General Coinmf1!tee“Ts"“ com I posed of Brothers John Mamrack, I Charles Harris, Cliff Rawlings, I Clarence Wright and Charles At Ikinson. The Kitchen Committee I will be headed by Brother Tom ISchussler and Harry Alderson will I head the Reception Committee. A I large number of members have vol lunteered their services to assist I in making the party a success. I President Mamrack has appoint .led the following committees to act $2.00 PER YEAR Mr. Green, whose letter was accompanied by an official AFL statement on travel time, to aid national and internation unions in determining their course of action in regard to the portal pay issue, f. cited a few of the portal pay suits had been instigated by AFL unions and expressed deep satisfaction 1 that AFLarffiliakea. gMMgftily, con curred in his belier that best un derstandings could be reached “over the collective bargaining table.” Mr. Green’s declaration was strongly supported by the Interna tional Teamsters, whose executive board, meeting in Miami, adopted a resolution declaring that Team sters would not make any claim (Tun to Page Two) Merger Of Paper Workers* Unions May Take Place Fort Edward, N. Y. (ILNS) John P. Burke, president of the In ternational Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers announced at union headquarters here that he would propose merger of his organization with the In ternational Brotherhood of Paper Makers. *. President Burke, whose union has a membership of 104,COO in the United States and Candada, said (he consolidation offer has been made by Matthew J. Burns, president of the paper makers. The latter union has a membership of 54,000. No action can be taken, Burge added, until his union’s convention in Milwaukee in September. A spokesman for Burns at head quarters in Albany said the paper makers’ president had advocated the merger for several years and that members endorsed the pro posal at their last annual conven tion. Legislative Drive of L. Farm Union ed the importance of organiza tion to gain for agricultural work ers the protection of state and federal labor laws. Emphasis was laid on the old age provisions of the social security act, now denied farm hands too old to carry on daily work in the fields. A demand was raised for federal investigation of violence against organized farm workers in Port ageville and Carruthersville, Mo. during 1946, involving the murder of one Negro farmer who was will ing to pay hired hands the union scale. The convention appointed a group to take their plea to Attor ney General Tom Clark, while other delegates visited the halls of Congress to take their demands for protection of federal laws to their senators and representatives. n & jbi 4/- kf. ?f tz SiK, V ¥./■ I* 4 4 The delegates adopted proposals for streamlining the union setup, calling for improved union (Tun to Page Six)'