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State Anti-Labor Laws Set r~
Secord In Union-Baiting
Washington (LPA)—The march
of anti-labor laws thru state legis
latures this year is unprecedented,
it was shown this week in a survey
prepared for the Labor Depart
.ment’s monthly Labor Information
Bulletin. k
I Eleven states already this year
lhave passed laws banning the clos
ed shop, and similar legislation was
spending in nine other states. The
iLabor Information Bulletin report
^will show that the most frequent
state anti-labor laws have dealt
with secondary boycotts and pub
Jlic utilities strikes. Following are
^excerpts from the LIB’s survey:
A Delaware law provides no
•^strike shall be lawful unless author
ised by a majority vote of the em
ployes in the bargaining unit in
volved. .Similarly, an amendment to
the Utah Labor Relations Act in
effect requires a majority vote be
jfore a strike may take place by
^making it an unfair labor practice
jfor any person to cooperate in en
gaging in, promoting, or inducing
’picketing, boycotts, or any other
“strike activity unless a majority
of the employes has voted in fav
*or of a strike.
A Texas law provides that a la
‘bor organization whose members
'strike or engage in picketing shall
-be liable for damages in the event
|such strike is held to be a breach
*of contract.
Legislation restricting or regu
lating picketing was enacted in
’Delaware, Georgia, North Dakota,
^South Dakota, Texas and Utah.
Mass picketing is specifically pro
-hibited in five of these—Delaware,
Georgia, South Dakota, Texas and
"Utah. The Delaware law in addi
ction makes it an unfair labor prac
tice for an employe to picket the
^domicile of another employe. In
It’s so easy to be thrifty
by saving a few cents each
week until December ’47!
Then watch the silver
stacked up into? dollars
when you receive your
Christmas Club check!
First National
East Liverpool’s Oldest Bank
Member F, p. I. C»
Savings & Loan Co.
1*32 Pennsylvania Ave.
Georgia the law prohibits the use
of force, intimidation, violence, or
threats to interfere with the right
to work or to refrain from work
ing, to interfere with peaceably
conducting a business, or to require
membership or non-membership in
a labor organization. The North
Dnkota law requires an election to
determine whether a strike shall
take place, and declares that if a
majority Of the employes vote
against a strike, picketing is un
lawful. In South Dakota picketing
is prohibited if there is no labor
dispute between the employer and
his employes or their representa
Secondary boycotts are prohibit
ed under laws passed in Delaware,
Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, North Da
kota, and Utah. The North Dakota
law also declares boycotting and
sympathy strikes to be against
public policy. Secondary boycotts
usually involve refusal to handle
or work on non-union materials by
persons not directly concerned in
the labor dispute.
Four states—Indiana, New Jer
sey, Texas, and Virginia—enacted
legislation regulating disputes in
public utilities. The Texas law re
lates only to picketing and sabo
tage. Under this act it is unlaw
ful for any person to picket the
premises of a public utility or to
intimidate any employe with the
intent to disrupt the service or pre
vent the maintenance of the utility.
The law also provides that an act
of sabotage which damages or af
fects the operation of any public
utility shall be a felony.
A New York law prohibits strike
by public employes. Under a Texas
law such strikes are prohibited and
in addition it is declared to be
against public policy for any state
official or any group of officials
to enter into a collective bargaining
agreement with any labor organ
ization. In Minnesota strikes or
lock-outs by charitable hospitals
and their employes are forbidden.
W. K. Steffey
Minerva, Ohio William K.
Steffey, veteran potter and honor
ary member of the National Broth
erhood of Operative Potters, diel
June 9 in the Aultman Hospital,
following a long illness.
Born in Armstrong county, Pa.,
Mr. Steffey moved to Minerva
from Ford City, Pa., and for 42
years had lived at 311 Valley St.
Four years ago Mr. Steffey re
tired as a kiln placer, having spent
50 years in potteries. For over 30
years he served as secretary-treas
urer of Local Union No. 70, Nation
al Brotherhood of Operative Pot
ters. He also served 12 years as
a village councilman and was an
active member of the Methodist
Mr. and Mrs. Steffey were unit
ed in marriage in Saltsburg, Pa.,
Sept. 18, 1889.
Surviving are his wife, Annie
a son, James C. of Minerva seven
daughters, Mrs. Robert C. Barr of
the family home, Mrs. W. F. Jobes
and Mrs. W. Ray Brown, also, of
Minerva, Mrs. E. V. Willing and
Mrs. J. F. Switzer of Lexington,
Ky., Mrs. G. B. Work of Reading,
Pa., and Mrs. R. L. Heininger of
Philadelphia, Pa. 17 grandchild
ren eight great grandchildren
two brothers, Joseph of Kittaning,
Pa., and Edward of Youngstown,
and a sister, Mrs. J. O’Bern of
Paul E. Coleman, 39, of the
Campground Road, died June 12
in City Hospital following a two
weeks’ illness,
Mr. Coleman was born in Se
bring, a son of Glayde Coleman
and Edna Horner Coleman. He n
sided in this community for the
past 25 years. He was foreman of
the decorating shop for the Ster
ling China Co., at Wellsville. He
was a memtier of the National
Brotherhood of Operative Potters.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Kath
leen Patnode Coleman, two sons,
Paul Coleman Jr., and Glenn Cole
man, and two daughters, Marlyn
Coleman and Rebecca Coleman, all
at home his parents, two brothers,
Andrew Coleman of Cincinnati, and
George Coleman of Wellsville, and
a sister, Mrs. Mary Coleman Stone,
also of Wellsville.
The best way to answer the anti
labor propagandists is to patro
nize only firms that display the
Union Label, Shop Card, or Service
Somerset Hotel
133-35-37 S. Arkansas Ave.—Atlantic City
Potters Will Receive Same Meals As In Former Years
S1GNS SLAVE LABOR BILL—Completing the job started by his
GOP buddies at the instigation of the NAM, Speaker of the House
Joseph Martin «(R., Mass.) signs the Taft-Hartley bill. With the
measure on Pres. Truman’s desk, labor has a last chance to bombard
Washington with letters urging a presidential veto. And Congress
should also be told that if there is a veto—it must be upheld.—(Fed
erated Pictures).
Third Union Label Exhibition Set
For Next May 12-16 In Milwaukee
Washington, D. C. (ILNS).—To
increase the demand for all things
union, the third Union-Industries
Show will be held in Milwaukee
May 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, 1948, it
has just been announced by I. M.
Ornburn, secretary-treasurer of the
Union Label Trades Department,
American Federation of Labor. He
is the director of the exhibition.
“We have developed two sensa
tionally successful shows, the first
in Cincinnati in 1938, and the sec
ond in St. Louis in 1946,” Ornburn
said, “and we are confident that
our 1948 show in the Milwaukee
Auditorium will be one of the most
outstanding events of its kind in
the history of the American labor
................. ......
Boys Roller
Jane Smith, 1623 Cleveland Ave,
Janice Kay Leon, 170 Ravine St.,
Kay Hocking, 524 Elizabeth St.,
Nancy E. Smith 617 Minerva St.,
Jean Laufenberger, Northside Ave.,
Nancy Curry, Ogden St., Peggy
Lawrence, 220 Haywood St., Patty
Smith, 1623 Cleveland Ave., Vera
May Oakes, 1645 Dresden Ave.,
Jeanne McKinney 359 Garfield St.,
all of East Liverpool, Ohio.
Rose Mary Knecht, 395 W. Vir
ginia Ave., Sally Irene Hughes,
925 N. 15th St., Mary Munsell, 106
N. 19th St., all of Sebring, Ohio.
Marilyn Zeides, 403 E. Waugh,
Joyce Marline, 740'./ Milner St.,
Harriett Smith, 1461 S. Senica, all
of Alliance.
Kate Bryan, 870 E. Fifth St.,
Janice Zeider, 355 W. 7th St., all of
Salem, Ohio.
Esther Yohst, State St., R. E.
Yohat, all Salineville, Ohio.
Betty Walter, 6th St., Newell,
W. Va.
Betty Kirkwood, 1232 Randolph,
New Castle Pa.
Margaret Heiney, 419 14th St.,
Wellsville, Ohio.
Carol Joyce Fish, 7 North For
rest Ave., Youngstown, Ohio.
Joan Glanzman, Maxmo, Ohio.
Pauline Shaw, 1215 Fairmont St.,
Wm. Talbott, 619 Jackson St.,
Raihona Reed, Harker Ave., R.
Bourne, Penna. Ave. Ext., Mrs.
Donald E. Miller, Rear 805 Sophia
St., Geo. Knott, 910 Florence St.,
R. W. Emmerling, 1523 Lisbon St.,
Herbert Goodwin, 918 May St.,
Hugh McKernon, 1404 Dresden
Ave., Mrs. E. J. Turner, Box 223,
J. R. Raines, Gen. Del., all of East
Liverpool, Ohio.
Wm. Campbell, 305 W. Virginia
Ave., Virgia M. Wilson, 216’/j W.
Penn Ave., all of Sebring, Ohio.
Flora Daum, R. D. No. 2, Clar
ence T. Swan, Route No. 4, all of
Alliance, Ohio.
Ada Shasteen, Franklin Ave.,
Keith Roeszler, Maple St., all of
Salem, Ohio.
Clarence E. Smith, 1730 Clark
Ave., Myrtle Mzoeckler, 1907 Buck
eye Ave., all of Wellsville, Ohio.
Marcella Peake, 116 N. 8th St.,
Sally Poole, Paden City.
Audrey Loos, 617 3rd St., Ches
Dorothy Heucock, R. D. No. 2
Clara Bickerstaff, R. D. No. 1,
Buy Union-made goods from
others as you would have them
pay Union wages unto you!
“Personally, I desire to extend a
cordial invitation to every member
of a labor union and his family to
attend our big union label exhibi
tion. I know that we shall have the
same measure of cooperation from
all branches of the organized labor
movement that has been so gener
ously extended to us in the past.
“An attractive prospectus with
the floor plan of the exhibition
hall has been mailed to union man
ufacturers, merchandisers and oth
er unionized industries. The booth
display space is confined exclu
sively to A FL unions and to firms
that have collective bargaining
agreements with A FL unions.”
Girls Roller
Leon Johnson, 131 North 15th
St., Tommy Forbes, 466 West In
diana, Bill Keene, 385 East M'chi
gan, Jimmy Jordan, East Virginia,
all of Sebring, Ohio.
James Buehler, Route No. 4, Al
liance, O.
Kurt Schneidmiller, Main St.,
Jack Call, llbO Riverside Ave.,
W. J. Cline, R. D. No. 1, all of
Wellsville, O.
Corky IJedor, 355 W. 7th St.,
Salem, Ohio.
Richard Sanderbeck, 226 East
Florida Ave., Paul Gilronan, 225
West Scott St., all of Youngstown,
Phillip McCullum, 404 Jeff Ave.,
Ronald Todd, R. F. D. No. 1,
Hammondsville, O.
Saul McCoy, 139 West Eucled,
Springfield, O.
Wayne Surft, 519 Grant St.,
Newell, W. Va.
Jerry Diver, North Benton, 0.
/LGWC Gifts
Were $1,432,486
During Last Year
New York (LPA) The Int’l
Ladies Garment Workers Union
AFL contributed $1,432,486 to War
relief charitable and labor organ
izations in 1946, 1LGWU President
David Dubinsky reported last week.
The 13th annual financial report,
signed by Dubinsky, said that ser
vicemen received an additional
$875,0C0 raised by voluntary con
tributions of a half-day’s pay by
the membership.
The union’s total income in 1946
amounted to $12,832,252. Of this
the locals kept $9,746,329 and the
international union received $3,085,
923 in per capita dues and for
various special funds.
A surplus of $3,983,512 was left
after disbursements by the inter
national and its affiliates of $8,
893,739. The international union
retained $989,739 and locals and
joint boards $2,951,772.
Employer contri u i o n s to
health-and-welfare and vacation
funds increased 54% above the
1945 total of $20,215,720, the re
port disclosed. For the 12 month
period ending Dec. 31, vacation and
health benefit payments to I LG
members increased 41% to $10,303,
Keith Vanaman, 214 Baum St.,
Boby Buxton, Gardendale, Donnie
Taylor, 410 Jefferson, Dennis
Ward, 827 Alton St., Frank Thorn
berry, 801 Burford St., Larry Wolf,
802 Louise St., Rt. 20, Gerald
Hughes, W. 2nd St., Milo Chris
tian, 1155 Harker Ave., Franklin
V. Chandler, Route No. 2, all of
East Liverpool, Ohio.
Washington’ (LPA)—The Taft
Hartley bill would inevitablj
bring chaos to American industry
AFL Secretary-treasurer George
Meany warned last week.
It would take the Nat’l Labor
Relations Board ft least 10 years,
said Meany, to conduct the 50,COO
separate elections required by the
bill before existing union-shop con
tracts could be extended. Meany’s
estimate was based upon the fact
that the maximum number of elec
tions which the NLRB has even
succeeded in holding in any one
year has been only slightly in ex
cess of 5000. In fact, it would take
more than 10 years, said Meany,'
to check current contracts as they
expire, because the Board also must
conduct thousands of elections on
representation and union shop
clauses in new contracts.
The AFL’s Labor’s Monthly Sur
vey, in an analysis of the bill, de
clared that the legislation would
completely cripple collective bar
gaining. “The entire bill,” said the
Survey, "is conceived in a spirit of
vindictiveness against unions, re
jection of collective bargaining the
principle of equality between em
ployer and union. It restores the
domination of management thru a
vast government bureaucracy.”
Here are the chief points of the
Survey’s analysis:
1—Collective bargaining: “Equal
ity of bargaining power is destroy
ed, the union is no longer strong
enough effectively to support the
workers’ cause. Government boards
and courts with procedural delays
are brought between employers and
workers, impeding the normal pro
cess of contract negotiation. Liti
gation is invited, diverting the nor
mal development of sound and co
operative relations between work
ers and employers into a process
that leads to lawsuits, court ac
tion and power politics.”
2—Workers’ Rights and Liber-.
ties: “Although workers* rights to
organize is supposedly accepted by
the bill, the right is so circumscrib
ed as to be practically nullified.
By charges of “coercion” in sell
ing unionism to non-member fel
low workers, a union may effective
ly be stopped from organizing. It
isati unfair labor practice to “re
strain or coerce employees,” but
these words are not defined and
may be so broadly interpreted that
injunctions can be brought against
union representatives for doing
things which are essential to build
a strong organization and to insure
industrial freedom and peace.
These and mahy subtle, deceptive
prohibitions, which are difficult to
foresee and interpret, are enforce
able by the Board and by suits for
damage in federal courts. A union
may be prosecuted twice for the
same act, once in federal and once
in state courts. (Even criminals are
guaranteed that they will be tried
only once!)”
3—Unions to Be Destroyed: “The
bill makes it difficult to organize
new unions, but easy to desorgan
ize existing unions. It provides for
employer petitions to decertify
unions revives the company union
allows the employer to circumvent
L-M Cooperation
fCeetinetd Frees Peer Oer)
In general, a group of good hard
working Americans affiliated with
a wonderful organization an or
ganization where you are made to
feel at ease where every effort is
made by management to better
your working conditions and safe
guard your health. The worker’s
family is at liberty to feel a
warmth of hospitality by manage
ment, such as the Christmas party
enjoyed by all the wives and kid
dies in December, topped off by a
remembrance for all us workers
and a gift for each family mem
Added to this is the personal
friendship which exists between la
bor and management. For example,
you are quite out of line to “Mis
ter” any one connected with man
agement. Imagine Keith McAfee,
our president, walking through the
plant and cheerfully accepting
greetings from Slip House to Ship
ping such as: “Hi Mack!”
Where you are able to meet vour
Factory Manager with “What’s
cooking, Rex?”
This to me is one of the keys
by which Universal has been able
to unlock the door of successful op
erations throughout the years.
The same pleasant spirt has been
ever present during the forming of
our labor agreement and the busi
ness negotiations during the past
vear. The joint negotiating commit
tee under the leadership of our
National Officers, Frank Hull and
George Pace, have spent many
hours in conference with Company
officials under the leadership of
Mr. Rex Lutton, Mr. Wright and
Mr. Dillon. We have just arrived at
an agreement for 12 %c per hour
across the board. All work of course
is on a day wage basis.
At the present time we are en
deavoring to establish an appren
ticeship graduating regulation pro
posed by Mr. Hull who has sold
us the idea that each operation in
each department is a trade with
complete craft dignity which we
ind undermine the 'union by by
passing its agents in settling griev
ances. It would effectively check
organization of new Unions be
cause, under a broad interpreta
tion of the words ‘coerce’ and ‘re
strain* hundreds of charges could
be brought against unions for
merely exercising their lawful
rights in organizing workers into
trade unions.
4—Injunctions: “The use of in
junctions in labor disputes is re
established in a more pernicious
form than ever before. The bill
requites the Board to apply for
and the court to issue an injunction
against a union if it is charged
with unfair labor practice before
the charges have been proved, even
though such charges' may be en
tirely without foundation. The
Board is permitted but not required
to apply for injunctions against
employers for unfair practices. This
is a very unfair discrimination
against workers. Any employer by
merely charging a union with un
fair practice can require the gov
ernment to get an injunction which
may restrain a union from perfect
ly legitimate acts during a period
as long as a year or more while
the case is being examined. The
government becomes the employ
er’s agent in embarrassing the
union. Employers can thus effec
tively use injunctions to stop work
ers from organizing, to throw them
into jail for normal trade union
activity or even for striking as a
last resort. Government by men and
not by law is the result of the bill.”
5—Union Shop: “The bill out
laws all ‘closed shop’ agreements
and permits only an illusory union
shop. Over 75% of the 15 million
organized workers in America are
employed by managements who
have negotiated and signed ‘union
security’ agreements. These agree
ments, numbering some 40,OCO will
all have to be processed by a Board
which has been deprived of its staff
of experts and is already behind
in its work to the extent of 5,000
cases. Even today, with its smaller
case load and a large review staff,
the Board takes about nine months
to settle elections and similar
cases, Yet every one of the union
security agreements becomes ille
gal one year after the effective
date of the bill—or when the agree
ment terminates if that is earlier.
6—Destroys AFL’s traditional
non-partisan political policy, and
forces orgunization for direct poli
tical action. “The bill makes it im
possible for a union office to is
sue information on the records of
candidates for public office. It pro
hibits unions from spending funds
or making a contribution to politi
cal primaries, election campaigns,
caucuses or conventions. The AFL
has always centered its efforts on
economic progress and stayed away
from power politics on a group or
class bias. By informing its mem
bers of the records of political
candidates and urging them to vote
for labor’s friends and punish its
enemies, the AFL has supported
those candidates of both existing
political parties when they work
ed for labor’s cause.”
agree will result in the production
of a better product and will for
ever destroy the idea that each
job is just another job and estab
lish the idea that each operation
is a trade manned by a skilled
craftsman educated to the full re
sponsibilities of his particular
It has indeed been interesting
and educational to sit in a wage
conference with Mr. Lutton rep
resenting the company and Mr.
Hull representing the Union where
we hithertoo non-potters” have re
ceived a liberal education of the in
tricacies of the craft and the his
tory of the industry, which has been
a continuous evolutionary process
beginning with the hand presser
and by trial and error through the
years to the present day of mass
production methods. One feels rath
er proud in being identified with
the sanitary branch of the pottery
industry because of its importance
and necessity in modern civilization
and one also gets a finer concep
tion of what Samuel Gompers must
have had in mind when he pioneer
ed for collective bargaining in the
truer sense of its meaning, is some
thing other than fighting each oth
er. Its success depends upon fair
ness and courage, and our exper
ience in the conference room has
been indeed a libera) education
which has resulted in the establish
ment of confidence on both sides
of the table, which I am sure will
be profitable to the members of
Local Union No. 214 and their em
ployer likewise.
I was employed for five years
withi an eastern manufacturer
where the assembly line was pro
ducing a car a minute where that
never ending line forced you to get
in there and “pitch” in other
words, “Cut the Mustard”, or else.
Did I ever speak to or even see
anyone connected with the main
office? Of course, not!
For ten years I was in Holly
wood as a free lance actor. I have
heard directors and big shot pro
ducers screaming their orders to
better distinguish their so called
superiority. But seldom did they
By the authors
of “Mutiny
on Th. Bounty"
Produced by
SAVED FROM EVICTION—It didn’t make a bit of difference
that George W. Whitaker lost his sight fighting for his country in the
Pacific. When he couldn’t meet mortgage payments he and his family
faced immediate eviction. But his neighbors rallied to his defense,
hotified San Francisco officials and here the city’s atcing mayor
Jesse Colman (r.) promises aid.—(Federated Pictures).
find time to greet a mere actor,
stunt man, or extra.
So is conclusion may I say on
behalf of Local 214, we are grateful
and proud of our individual parts
in this drama of production of qual
ity products and the real life drama
of “Good Will Among Men”.—0. C.
Those who have no wants will
never do much to benefit humanity
and distant objectives generate
the dynamo of achievement.
Place your money on the Union
Label—it always pays off!
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