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AFtlmphasizes
eluded in contracts to protect
employers. 1
The bulletin also makes this sig
nificant point:
“It is to be remembered that un
Wer the Taft-Hartley Act employ
rs can be sued by unions for their
breaches of contract just as easily
as unions can be sued by employ
ers.
“Almost any grievance would
amount to a breach, and in the
absence of a grievance settlement
procedure, unions could run into
court almost every day.”
Such practice, the bulletin said,
“is not to be encouraged,” but Pad
way stressed that it “offers an ex
cellent argument to present to the
employer” to induce him to agree
to a clause protecting the union
from indiscriminate suits.
The bulletin reiterated previous
advice that “it is inadvisable for
any union to agree to a no-strike
clause.”
“Even in the absence of a no
strike clause,” the bulletin explain
ed, “some courts might hold that
a collective bargaining agreement
contains an implied agreement not
to strike.
‘Therefore, wherever possible,
there should be inserted a clause
to the effect that the company re
fl cognises the right of union mem-
flfusal to work shall not constitute
a breach of the agreement.”
Among other suggestions in the
bulletin were these:
“If in any particular case it is
^K-iound impossible to do away with
_„a previously existing no-strike
clause, then unions who do agree
\to such clause should be sure to
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Naming of Presidential Committee
To Probe Auto Gray Market Asked
Milwaukee (ILNS). Lester
Washbfirn, international president
of the United Automobile Workers,
A FL, has asked President Truman
to appoint an impartial committee
to investigate “the scandalous gray
market in new and slightly used
1947 cars.”
Calling upon the President and
Congress to require of such an im
partial committee ‘a thoroughgoing
investigation of the reasons for,
and ways and means of immediate
ly putting an end to this most de
testable hijacking racket of indus
try,” the union head said that such
an investigation is needed at once
if the auto industry, workers and
management alike, are not to suf
fer irreparably from the gray
market practice of selling 1947
cars from $500 to $1,000 over cor
rect prices.
Washburn pointed out to the
President that such cars are open
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prices in
almost every part of the country
and that in many cases the gray
market situation is helped by the
fact that the public is not fully in
formed of what 1947 list prices for
care really are.
dtay selling for anywhere
Vj^ercent up over the list
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The UAW-AFL chief said that
Housing Shortage
Probes Postponed
Washington (LPA) There is
nothing between several million
weary, irate home-seekers and their
A Congressmen this week except two
^^Congressional investigations of the
W&flousing shortage. And even these
two “smokescreen” probes have
been put off until late fall.
The “long-range” investigation—
which is supposed to decide wheth
er the Taft-Ellender-Wagner hous
ing bill should be passed, or the
whole mess left to private enter
prise—won’t get under way for
months. The Senate Banking Com
mittee office reported last week
that the 14-man joint housing com
mittee, set up by joint resolution
and equipped with $50,000, didn’t
meet before Congress adjourned,
v and so far has no plans for conven
ing, and no chairman or staff.
'The much-publicized Gwinn sub
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who Phad alreadv announced he the need for further desirable
ban on industrv-wide bargaining (selection was Robert N. Denham,
act during the next year or two is
tfca? hones of electing a new Con-1
gress inP1948 to repea* the new law |t.M
ST»v«n weaker” than the chances
of
overturning the act on grounds
management and union groups
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merce A Industry Ass n, was ad-p^i^ and protected ‘open Chinaware.
his union is doing all that it can in union rftte of one cent dozen.
w llated by the Board, or 2-contmue I
Recently "wwhbu’nT telegraphed to work with the non-member who
manufacturers of all automobiles lmaX utterly repugnant and an-1
requesting them to help the union [^‘Xonistic to your union.
in its campaign of defeating gray I “For 95 years,” concluded the
market prices on 1947 cars by pub- (union’s bulletin, “members of the
Kshing true and correct list prices |lTU have considered the designa-12®
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port. |r.ious. A so-called ‘union shop’ un
As a result of this campaign. |c—
—Taft-Hartley
many of the automobile companies ||a
a government
are already complying by publish-1 sh°P‘
ing list prices in their advertise
merits. President Washburn asks PfMAAC
tion to these advertisements and to |^A|4h||||iA
abide by their price, in making
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study Committee—the so-called
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law. In Cleveland,-where many em-
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dieted that new and more restric-1 every provision of the new law,”
tive labor laws—or a “toughening I Shroyer said. “My experience with
up” of ^e preser^^aw—Hca^^MTex^ pke NLRB convinced^me of the lining prices.
Xpr1^eHaAUan(UR rN w™,d be co^inefd basis regardless of
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.. i, .. .. land eligible for membership in the 115—All lined ware, boxed or cardboarded shall be paid at the counsel for
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purchases._______________________ I Washington (LPA)—No decline (Efficiency, safety and staying
|in meat prices is in sight, the Am- (steadily on the job are promoted
|erican housewife was warned last |by the 5-day, 40-hour week, a Bur-
(week by the Agriculture Dep’t. (eau qf g|atistics ,s^®4y
The fall forecast of the federal (shows. II
(agency predicted only a slight de- Results of the study support
Washington (LPA)—Officials of |cline from the present top levels (principles of hours reduction long
the Nat’l Labor Relations Board |for meats when winter slaughter (advocated by the American Feger
admitted this week that organized (begins. |ation of Labor.
labor was fulfilling its threat not The “planned scarcity” encour-1 Because of the factors essential
to “do business” with the Board |aged by wholesale dealers in fruits |to reliable results, only 34 plants
and to bypass it in every possible |and vegetables, and by canners, |and 3,500 workers were cove red.
instance. |was paying off this month. Farm- (The records of the same individuals
Election petitions and unfair |ers and the housewife took the rap. (and work patterns had to be avail
labor practice complaints are drop-.|The perishable commodities re- (able over a period of 6 months to a
ping to record low marks, an |mained at sky-high prices in the (year, or longer, during which a
NLRB spokesman conceded. Dur-(retail markets, though in many (change of hours had taken place,
ing the past two years NLRB has (places—notably in the area sup- (Records of this kind are not often
had approximately 1000 cases filed (plying New York City—farmers (available outside of plants with in
each month, but the figure for July, (were forced to plow under toma- (centive or bonus systems of pay
not yet finally computed, is expect- |toes, cucumbers, and other crops. Iment. The plants studied made
ed to drop to around 200.
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Big unanswered question is lers’ problems, by limiting the (motors,
Canners have added to the farm- (eastings, forgings, airplane parts,
whether this boycott will continue, (amount they are packing in order (cigars, clothing, hats, candles ana
Both AFL and CIO unions have de- Ito keep prices at last year’s record (drugs. They were in the East, Mid
clared they would not accede to the (levels. The canners are stuck with (west and South.
Taft-Hartley requirement that of- (large quantities of last year’s pack,11 “m
fleers of local and international un- (because of consumer resistance to
ions file affidavits swearing
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the low-quality and
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Wnqhincrtnn IT PA) The TaMTorii TQ i hrv Uw |fnends might.be placed among the were forwarded this week to the manufacturers by Secretary- (small publications, grew to fabu-1I
n The Taft-Hartley anti-labor
law is (group to administer the Taft-Hart-1 Treasurer Chas. .Jordan.* |lou« proportions last week as sen-1 San Francisco
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{Consideration At
following preparations adopted at the 53rd national
Washington (LPA)—Any hopes convention for consideration of the joint conference commit-1 New York (LPA) The black
that organized labor might have tee between representatives of the National Brotherhood of (market in newsprint which has
had that perhaps one or two of its (Operative Potters and the'United States Potters Association, (victimized labor paper, and other
A «niun USe to haraSS emPloyers J*" ‘7.^t*tlas‘T*' The conference open* Adjust 26 in the William Penn here -hawed of a ..Cour.™ of^teroationa! Un^to ittle hSSuX w
That's one of the points made in Bulletin No. 4, just issu- I’lWHR.*Ohio) reached down"into
relchJd^n'theVom of ajX^front^id “Ph"1* t°fthe t?""ff°f “rTT'h
The new bulletin one of th* mn«t imnnrfnnt fnr idvative in labor matters. The new (Board heading the Brotherhood group will leave Sunday for|is the conclusion of the Committee AFL and to other organizations. i
devoted largely to suggestions as to claims that should he’in |aPP°intee’ Thomas E. Shroyer, is |the smoky city and will fffemtain headquarters at the Pitts-(that newsprint and paper prices Adopted as a resolution by the Palo Alto Typographical
Shroyer, formerly with the President James M. Duffy, Brotherhood spokesman and “nyIn^er, papfJ ,E!F,in
ForNewTaHLawl^X^U^ '^r T© Save South
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I former NLRB member Gerard IA- W1H Preside as CO-chairmen throughout the confer-1 any Changes in paper prices dur-1.
1—All firms shall furnt^l sponges free.
onranized labor was nrenurimr to |p,oyers were represented in NLRB I 2—The firms shall place ft bulletin board in each department. Ier I Washington (LPA)—Union lead
XTtSr’ftm’taw?"?\h. by 8“- TaSt,s law,fir- 3-Work in the mould shop, such as cleaning and changing c^nTSr^her. n^±Er,rrki7 withth'A,:L^f1-0
lour nn A„n.nf 99
SI? hS lfor sympathetic to unionism. I Cases, dumping plaster, cleaning mixing machine, etc., I current demands at market prices I© proposal made Igst week by Sen.
anti-labor Congressmen and big I 6 referred to as dead Work, shall be paid for at the prevail-1 smiled cynically at the word IJ W Fulhritrht /D Ariri
business spokesmen last week pre-1 I am in complete accord with I hourlv rate “should” andI Mid thev could find
4—A Chinaware Linertf Conference shall be held to adjust
pected when the Republican Con- 5—Vacation pay shall Me Computed on straight one year [newsprint supply is still so far be-1 fFulbrights proposal made to
the
would ^ek to have his cherished changes. The other recent NLRB ed to a rate equal to the average rate Of other skilled ^nttoCbeandeherTn pfris*“J^Mid^^
workers. v
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written into law next session, wal k trial examiner for the Board in 7—When a jiggerman Canges ffioUldd or Oils Same, he shall the ^7hra“? the wori^ hte
echoed by the New York Journal (Baltimore, who was named general ^e paid at the rate of pay he earns per hour. |jnfr jeopardized by the uneoual dis- Lne/ th/
of Commerce, big business daily, (counsel for the enlarged NLRB. g—cjay shay delivered to benches and scraps shall be (tribution of scarce newsprint. (only of the people of the southern
which declared, “Any change in the Sa.d| uh. pernomrl fcend of teken away at fim.
likely to be in the direction of more I ti without difficulty! 10—A uniform wage I*aM shall be established for each in-(create a special unit within the (this industrial growth will “die
papeiCtexJre8Md Vlief "ha? “poli-|next January. dividual craft millwrights, stationary engineers, boiler
as
skilled labor.
11—An apprenticeship Aall be established for color room
ihe PcoXtJisinprTes rf 1947 care The ITU, which previously ad- 16-A11 scheme handles shall.be paid for at the rate of two K e’P^.V’n A“X‘ Gal¥^n JD ’inCal)
and that it has “campaigned vig-IV18el a»ain8t S1^nin^ any.c^racts|_ Cents per dozen. u n |not proposing to handle tenant Idictmeirtof the record of the* 80th
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Harker Pottery Company.
The following rates shall be established for apprentices
^First six months $1.00
were holding seminars and confer-1 Indianapolis (LPA)—The Int’l Second SIX months 105 w v /idai |»nd Robert N. Denham, former
ences on what thetr rights and re- Typographical Union-AFL warned
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sponsibilities will be after August its Iocals thniout the count last IhmJ SIX.months .......................... 1.15 Ury committee of lawyers in 25
22 when many of the most import- week that «a so_calle. .union sh Fourth SIX months 1.25 major cities is bemg set up by Denham immediately verified
ant provisions of the law go into may legai under Taft-Hart- V Third year 1.35 Americans for Democratic Action expectationa an
effect. In New York a Taft-Hart- ley Uw but the 8o.cal|ed *Union I Journeymen rate 1.55 to aid tenants to make use of the |view just the
ley seminar sponsored by the Com- |shop’ jg actually a government-112—A new agreement shall be printed for both General and
(Turn to Page Two) lghop, which may employ ith 13_A Heakh and Welfare program shaH be worked th^former co™ZTof tt^N^ Two)
suchTconteactan eZyer is ftS out, including hospitalization and a retirement plan. Labor Relations Board, Gerhard
|to hire whomever he pleases re- —Anyone hauling dippechware to more than SIX glost klln-|van Arkel, who resigned when the
Igardless of whether or not the per- I placers shall be considered a wareboy and receive ware-1Taft-Hartley law was passed, and|_f
|son may be a competent workman boys’ wages.
orously in the public interestd^ the new tayjmte ou 17-Tlie waredressers and women kllndrawers shall receive Lllses on a legal aid basis. They Congress and declared tha^if^J
against overcharges on the gray |5hat Employes so hired may ob eighteen Cents more on the hour. [said they would “advise ADA and Ination continues to follow its Dre
market. He said, however, that the in*loctfuntontnd
condition has gone so far and is I" «*e u and the local unionand and one.half centg dozen changes in administration, of pro- headed straight into a major de
now so bad that the federal gov- ^en tne may ™^19___Packers shall be granted an increase of two cents for posed legislation and of court de- pression.
XaSon and hZa?uto“ packing a carton Within a carton. cisionsi affecting the preservation Mrs. Douglas warned that if Re
trv^tak^ the drastic steps necessary schedu,e- You win thpn faced and one-half shall be paid for all Sunday work. fmm co"finu“ be'
to disciDltoe itSf and owJ k^h two alternatives: 1-accept the time shall be paid for July Fourth, Labor Day, th^thk
packing a carton within a carton.
a‘““ "““fincrease of
(schedule. You win then be faced 120—Time
20 Time and one-half shall be paid for all Sunday work.
Iwith two alternatives: 1-accept the 121—Double
21 Double time shall be paid for July Fourth, Labor Day,I' r. --------7~
new employee at the ratee atipu- Christmas, Decoration Day, New Year’s
s and Thanksgiv- “iUlin ,lx weeks
Auto Companies Cooperate Jated by the Board, or 2-contmue ing. If laid off these days straight time shall be paid. If |that only through the united efforts Lrew”-a° SrenX to'TUiSlt
of their cars in local newspapers |tion ‘union shop’ and ‘closed shop’ 145—A general increase Oi Six ano one-nan cents per nour |watchfuI public can prevent the|Amp**n Dnnri..
throughout the country. Washburn |as synonymous but these words can snail De grantea.
pledged his cooperation and sup- |no longer be considered synony-■
I ^U^xlOUT W ©GK BlCTeCISSS |a
government sponsored open (further extension of rent control |an emergency housing programs
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IStaUsticsStudyShows
Wagh)nton (ILNS).-
shells, rubber rises,
Long Hours, More Absenteeism
Some conclusions of the study
Page Two) II Absenteeism increased/uj
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la man known as »n ultra-conser-1 President James M. Duffy and members of the Executive (committee on Newsprint said, “It (been made to the 800 locals of the Int’l Typographical Union-
uuuiis irom a hock oi suits oy [Congressional Labor-Management |Monday morning, August 25 when final preparations will be|facturers’ earnings are especially [statement that “Passage of the Taft-Hartlev bill has so en-
discussed, before the meeting with the manufacturers onlgox^ ^he present time, and the
certain 9—All ware carriers shall be paid at the firm’s expense. (introduced a bill in the Senate to |tion.” However, he warned that
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E|AST LIVERFOOU OHIO* THURSDAY, August 7, 1947 i« (2 00 PER YEAR
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Fori Small Papers
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coa"861 of the Joint (burgher Hotel. A pre-conference session has been called for are already at their peak. Manu-1 Union, the proposal was sent to the other unions with the
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cannot satisiy anywhere near the southern drives were interested in
date of employment. low demand that a special report the Senate Judiciary Committee,
6-^Joumeymen warehousemen’s rate Of pay shall be mcreas- l°f.th« Un,ted JJa1t?ons. Education, [echoed the repeated statements of
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firemen, machinists and other maintenance men and they (TurH Pa9e |of monopolistic practices.”
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Carl Auerbach, former general
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turning price of high footed bowls shall be increased its local chapters of significant (sent GOP-directed course it? is
more than forty hours IS worked in a holiday week, time[of competent lawyers “can we sue- (Roosevelt’s contention that
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and one-half shall be paid for overtime. |ceed in preserving controls in this (little inflation is like a little co
22—Firms shall pay fifteen cents per hour extra for second I vital area of our economy and pre- |caine.”
shift and time and one-half for all work performed on |ven* widespread rent increases Placing the blame squarely
third shift.
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2. Higher hours brought a dis- (last week charged that Sen. Allen
proportionate increase in injuries. (Ellender (D., La.) “who belongs to
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dippers and sprayert- at the Hall China Company and the Ijanuarv wZL STai-.
JamM Murray Mont b^th^P of th^eX nT-
Commerce Dep’tto administer a [aborning if it becomes the victim
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Washington (LPA) A yolun- Bajtimons NLRB trial examiner as
Lhief
contro1 law passed by the (ceremonies by criticizing unions
G£T ?ngT,*1 that have d^ided to by-pass NLRB
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.watchful public can prevent the [American people,” Mrs. Douglas
[unjustifiable decontrol of rental |gave the following review of the
[areas and compel an administra- (GDP’s Congressional performance:
|tion of the law which will preserve “i-Wrecking of the veterans’
measure of control and make (housing program. 2-Wrecking of
Long Week Inefficient (dolph’s testimony before the Sen- In addition to the $75,000, the i
BLS found that hours could be late subcommittee holding hearings [company asked in U. S. District
increased over 48 hours a week and |on the Ives-Chavez-anti-discrimin- [Court for $30,000 for each week
hourly^r^uction maintained for a (ation bill. the strike continues The firm’s
few months, but after this spurt, ‘‘Although Chairman Forrest [complaint charged that the union
the fatigue factor forced a de- (Donnell (R., Mo.) denied Ellender’s (signed a no-strike contract on Nov
crease in production. Workers can (original motion to strike part of (ember 1, 1946 and that the walkout
meet special emergencies but can- |my testimony, he has now succeed- (violates the contract. The union
not keep up a punishing pace over led,” reporters were told by Ran- (struck for a 12%c wage increase,
long periods. Idolph, who is president of the (after refusing a 7%c offer.
Durins the war, emphasis was (Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Por- At first, Globe asked the Circuit
put on production at any cost, but (ters-AFL. Court here for an injunction but
even on this basis instances were The particular statement came (withdrew that action and filed the
found in which the output level |aftei Ellender refused belligerent- (damage suit. About 525 workers
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1948 Prac^’ca' and abortive.” |by premature removal of priorities,
w (allocations, and price ceilings on
hours increased, particularly among (Americans to the legalized hijack
women whose rate rose to 15 or 20 Washington (LPA) Chairman
percent when Saturday was added (a. Philip Randolph of the Nat’l I Ini
to the 5-day week. (Council for a Permanent FEPC
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statesman-1.
the southern school of
no better, or only slightly better, (ship which specializes in hysterical a Ji e i •m^T
than much shorter schedules. (vituperation and abuse of Negroes Taft-Hartley law in this
4. With a 5-day, 8-hour day (and other minority groups, has |area «a»»® “8tww?ek the
schedule, employers received a (shown he can dish it out but can’t |Unijcd bteel Workers-ClO was
midweek spurt of efficiency Wed- Itake it’’ l’ued for.1”6 000 busines. losses
nesday and Thursday from work-1 According to Randolph, Ellend- (supposedly incurred by the Globe
era. This was lost when work days |er on his second attempt has man-’’ ma"ufacturers of meat pack
were lengthened to 9 or 10 hours (aged to have stricken from the re- (’ug machinery, as the result of a
and the work week to a sixth day. (cord several sentences of Ran- [stnke called on July 14.
MEMBER
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should and said they could find [Congress make a study of monopo-
in4ication of any price reduc- llistic practices which “may be a
r^nX^tnd the world’s devdopraent
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counsellor, both as Board members,
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the support of other Washington (LPA)—Rep. Helen
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Placing the blame squarely at
from imposing great burdens upon |the door of the Republicans and
six and one-half Cents per hour|our P«°PIe- Only a vigilant and |charing “they* are^afraid’ olf the
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the labor-hating elements
in the U. S. that talk is now being
heard in Washington of even more
drastic anti-union legislation. Pre
sumably we are to be legislated
right out of existence.
“The present AFL-CIO split in
labor ranks has been directly con
tributory to passage of this legis
lation. We do not believe the solu
tion of our factionalism will be
found in encouraging either major
organization to absorb or dominate
the other. We propose formation of
a Council of International Unions. a|
that will transcend present labor. J|
party lines, giving representation
to all national labor organizations
and international unions. Prime
purpose of this council would be
formation of a common labor front
and co-ordination of labor’s fight
for existence.”
Conclusion of the resolution read:
“Therefore, the executive council 3
and officers of the Int’l Typograph
ical Union are categorically dir
ected to devote every resource of
the ITU to the immediate estab-:
lishment of a Council of Interna
tional Unions which shall consist
of international union officials or
elected delegates from all Ameri
can international labor uniona or
national labor organizations, dis
regarding aU former affiliation
with political or labor parties. Said'
Council will name its own execu
tive officers will establish or act
as a committee for settlement of,
inter-union or jurisdictional differ
ences and will aggressively pur
sue the formation of a common
labor front, and the establishment
of a national political party which
will be truly representative of the
whole of the people.”
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ing of rent increases. 4-Stalling on
federal aid to education until next
year, when an inadequate ersatz
bill may be passed in the hope of
catching votes in the 1948 primar
ies and elections. 4
“5-Stalling on even the ersatz
health program to be limited to
charity cases put off to next year
for the same reason, to catch votes.
6-Stalling on any long-range hous
ing program probably killed by
the real-estate lobby. 7-Stalling on
FEPC, on anti-poll tax and anti
lynch legislation until 1948 when
one or more may be enacted de
pending on the Republican estimate
of the election prospects. On edu
cation, health, housing and the
civil rights bills, the Republican
majority could have legislated at
any time in the past six months.
Had there been the will, the way
was open.
“8-Systematic chopping down of
services to farmers, ranchers, min
ers and wage earners in reckless
reduction of the appropriations for
the Agriculture, Interior and Labor
Departments.... Contradicting the
fine phrases of friendship for labor
that accompanied the Taft-Hartley
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Ky. AFL School
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Richmond, Ky. (LPA)—For
second successive year, the Ken
tucky State Federation of Labor,
last week, ran its resident school
for A FL union members on the
spacious campus of Eastern State
Teachers College here.
The 54 students, who came from
12 international unions, followed a
strenuous schedule which included
five classes a day, plus a program
of softball, tennis, swimming, andM
other vacation-time sports. iC
Guest speakers last week includ
ed: Barry Bingham, editor and
publisher of the Louisville Courier
Journal Secretary-treasurer Ed
ward Weyler' of the Kentucky
State Federation of Labor J. F.
Williams, superintendent of public
instruction in Kentucky and Ex
ecutive Secretary J. E. Stanford of
the Kentucky Farm Bureau Feder
ation.
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