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ll5v:/’ .vol. xui, I ft ’i 4* MEMBER INTERNATIONAL LABOR NEWSSERVICE-.- no. 13 "t. Four of the five individuals in the recent court action, namely, Larry Finlay, Norman Whippier, Ed Jones and S. W. Johnston are futilely carrying on their attack upon Na tional Officials and the good name of the National Brother hood of Operative Potters. After several days advertising and intense efforts for another “rump” meeting which was held in East Liverpool, they succeeded in attracting about 150 individuals, at least half of whom were present out of curiosity and were by no manner of reason supporters of their destructive program. They adopted severaHneaningless proposals. One of the ta most ludicrous was to ask the National Labor Relations Board to supervise the referendum on salaries fixed for president and I of their assets must carefully scru secretary-treasurer by delegates.in I tinize any printed matter coming our recent National Convention. I to them for insertion. Otherwise, The least informed well knows that I serious consequences would enyue. this governmental agency is with-1 The Potters Herald is no exception A Courtby th. under, toper, non-p.litic.1 .nd non-secta^ Ina democrat organization any umohsr ma If Manv interfiStin? ^HFwvIwfl v faa wa IwVa M14i _________________ __ ________ ______/ _________ Anent Whippier, Finlay, Johnston, Jones et al., Constitutional Observance leges to manage their own affairs all articles published in our journal Our new insurance program is as a functioning labor unit. to safeguard all the resources of [just beginning to pay off, especially By way of keeping the records the Brotherhood and this, may we |tae doctor part and the one cover straight, we wish to state that emphasize again, is the same rule |mg immediate maternity benefits. these marauding individuals ihave|of reason^ all newspapers ynust|Week or ten day old potters get[ not ask for, nor been denied space Practice. I |°ff to a much better start when[ in the Potters Henri# to set forth President Duffy recently had the [they come home with receipts from 'their views regarding any legiti- opportunity to inquiry of Finlay,[both the doctor and the hospital, mate matter, question or subject Whippier, et al., if the samA re-[than if they receive the bills on I ^regarding affairs of the N. B. O. [quest for uncensored privilege# had [the 10th of the month. kP. The only request coming to us [been requested of any other news-| Everything is still running along tds the following letter: [paper, with the-assurance that if [without much friction, especially v.' Eajt Liverpool, Ohio such grant was. extended to them [since the vacation season is now at July 19, 19481 by any other puMioation, he would [hand.—O. C. 77. ,/‘Mr. Jas. Dufty v AU4-- -S' [then fyther djseuss their request 4#, /cTEditor Mfor OMf... Jhnmiarf i The recent issue of your paper|tion, NoA 159, 160 and 161: The Potters Herald of the Potters Herald. AMI A/ V I "N. B. of O. P. Bldg, We believe it in order to call We are^ hereby requesting the |Herald, official organ of the Na-1time since th* trade has heatd from columns of the potters Herald may|tional Brotherhood of Operative [Local 42 membership, but wq intend be opened to us without censor-1 Potters, It shall be, gs far as prac- [to keep you infonhed of our ac$ivr- know both sides of the case, i |?r^aa of communication to local Everything has been running E w w ||/#u^ssa^w Im .There was a motion from the ling reminders for voters (Tun It Paft Tw) I (‘r*— ‘r""' n II **®PS WP|Iconfusing jJt1 s ■tf AB WRT V- .»*•, Vote Of Confideftcel Express At Mooting Of Local Onion 77] Mannington, W. Va.—At the reg-1 ular meeting of Local 77 delegates! -jj to the 54 th Convention gave their I report, following which a motion! was made approving the action ofl the-convention and expressing com-L plete confidence in the organization and national officials. The motion! was apprqyed^witheu.t a dissenting! vote. out jurisdiction in such matters. I to all other newspapers in this lout and agreed upon under our (Assembly which is scheduled to in Paris in S eptember. However, it again clearly illust- common sense rule and practice, [seniority system which was already rates this elements maliciousness Our National President is obligat-|in operation. and determination to prevent the [ed under the Constitution to exercise We have an apprenticeship set members of the Brotherhood from the same restraint, caution and |UP here, but there is general agree exercising their rights and privi- common sense in this censorship of |ment that it needs some revision. uncensored privilege in the col-1| Ilvpvliw lUlllv AIIKUqI I "I I smoothly fetid fromall. Indications segment bf th^ membership shobld Section 160 The P^^^ldur dew bffibera, with Brother Rob-l/^ 5? A I V-- TT 2’ A. A 1**° AAVISS WWOV ..WBOAfWlj Iiruill Vflt* nilllWlttl V/VilveilVAM1I, W’we#----------------------------------------------- insert articles our journal. Any I secretaries of Local Unions, state lNorthway( president of No. 10 Imet on July 14 for final decision, and all publications of any sort I of trade, and such other matters lBrother Baker of No. 9 Armstrong, in view of the fact that our own whatsoever are liable under the I as may be of interest and impor- lWhippler, West and Wynn of No. (factory manager had freely stated law for articles appearing in same. I tance to the trade generally, piose |124 and KnIay of No 12 lmonths previously that he was All newspapers of necessity, in I jn charge of the paper shall ex-1 The wmaJ.k8 made were we|i re- lquite wiling for thege inequities to fact, as a matter of preservation I! (Tun to Page Tv)t) Iceived and helped to clear up a|be adjusted, the membership was 1 u I Igood many points that had been lquite certain that a fair and fav- to so many of n [message the Ohio State Federation lyour duty to Brotherhod to bel Castle who as manager of all man- lof Labor’s Educational and Politi- (present and help to solve al| prob-|agers, represented the company, fcsl League will carry in the com-ljema which confront us at such| along with Clark Timey, an auth- Local No. 4 elected officers at ling months to A. F. of L. members Lryjng times. It was gratifying tolority on job evaluation. The com their last meeting- The following I in Ohio. Use of the Ballot will bel8ee' g0 many new face* at thidmittee battled all day and into the were elected: Shell Johnsqn, presi-1 considered the duty of every per- lme€ting and also some of the A|-| night with Crawford to go along dent George Brunt, vice president,Ison, man or woman, affiliated withler numbers who haVa been neglect-1with the origin*! promises made James Moss, treasurer John Ar-Ithe Ohio State Federation of La- Ifog to attend. Let us all try to at-|by our own factory manager Rex nold, recording secretary Glenn Ibor. Itend at least once a month- ILutton. To this Crawford steadfast McCail, financial secretary Cecil I In, the past many working peo-| Your correspondent'understands by refused and offered job evalua Calhoun,* trustee 18 months Leslple in the State were unable t°|that everything is in readiness forItion throughout the plant as a Garvey, inspector Floyd Buxton, [vote because they were not regis- Ithe annual picnic of the Salem Chi- Imeans of determining the inequi guard. [tered. Every member will be urged |na employees to be held at Craig Ities. This he explained would re Brother Wm. Ashbaubh reported Ito register and vote so that they |Beaeh, Saturday, August 14- They Iquire from one to three months. from Trades and Labor council Iwill be able to vote in the general [promise a better pienje than last Realizing the futility of taking that the Ar F. L. and Ohio Feder-[election next -November 2nd. [year, if that is possible.: A good [back such an answer to the mem ation have urged every local union However, getting out the vote is[ (Tun to Page Tvo) [bership, Frank Hull very cautious to get busy on the Education and [only a small part of the LEPL pro-[... i '■hso1 'tf-p'T"r' .[|y and respectfully made it clear Political League. A meeting is |gram. Providing accurate, unbiased ||-L» ’L [that he and the committee were not banned for. Wednesday night at [in formation about candidates,|LOCfl I (J e N. O. P. 8 [election issues, and voting proce-|—. [humiliation, in view of the fact Brother James Moss announced [dures is~an established Leagup ser- [CfOCsS vTTICOFS [thathewasnotresponsiblein any that even though Trades and Labor [vide. |way for the commitments which Council disapproves of the City Realizing that the political, par-[ Local Union No. 212 membership [the company had made. And that Charter plan, he still is in favor [ties are basic in the American de- [elected officers pt their last reg- [the only decent thing he or the of it and is in the race for a seat [mocratic system, we must turn our [ular meeting. Margaret Robinson [committee could'do was to report on the committee. [attention to party organization and [was elected president, along with [their proposal to the membership Brothers Cunningham and Sch- [proce|Ures. Party platforms should [Dick McGurren as vice president [and if they refused it and demand neider from the Pioneer Pottery re- [be scrutinized and party leaders Mohn Sell,. recording. secretary |ed a strike vote, he most assurred port the company refuses to pay [told .that what the voters want i»[Dorothy Hoffman, financial gecre-|ly could hot blame them, proper prices for generalware. They [not glowing promises but platform [tary Paul Edwards, treasurer At this point the meeting ad discqnunued one teapot because the [pledges to be realized by Congres-|juqe Strobel, inspector Clifford [journed and a special session was meh ask for the price. They also [atonal accomplishments that will [Oakes, guard and Eddie Wheeler,[posted for Saturday, 10:00 a. m. refused to let the men bring arti-[benefit all the people. [trustee 18 months. py President Glen Short. This was clqs to No. '4 for information re-[ L. E. P. L.’s State Chairman, Let U4 all attend the local union [so the entire membership, with the ggrding prices. [Michael J. Lyden, lists the follow-[meetings and help these officers [exception of one or two depart local.—|ments, might hear the answer. t: mm I I Delegates were elected to ther.$ West Virginia State Federation! Convention which meets in August. I, It has been a long time since we| were represented at this con ven-1 tion. Due to the modernization pro-1 gram now nearing completion, a I xt. I us. |orable decision To those Brothers and Sisters of|coming. PrAAPMm |our *ocfc* w*° ^ave 8a’^ *bey dllDIvVlw WrUllElll I un n x. |have only this to say: Every meet-(Pace had to deal almost entirely mm''* a M111 Iwish they could have been there, llresentatives Frank Hull and George ®ure to y°te e|w i» just as important and it islwith George Crawford, bf New 111 OH (handle the affairs of our (Turn t« Page Tw}: |0. C. 212. ,7 u a vi. carried accounts of the Conven-| “Section 159—There shall be|n:fHnA [activities, listens intently to an address before the first World Health alary there were 56 membert of|tpnace of the organization and tions action, also articles on. the published by the National Union u|| |T ma O 1 Jl C5 1* [Jj CJL •-.wJf **M*A¥y ^*WF**AP would be forth- The committee and National Rep- [deserving of having to face such On Friday I On Friday night Crawford noti- 4* potter? Bera EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO, THURSDAY, July 29, 1948 Heavy Vote Expected In Referendum ________________t TM AFt. P.rttclt»tes In World Affairs k .-ft5' lot of moving about in the various! The AFL played an important part in the recently concluded 31st International Labor Conference, jobs is necessary. A lot of discus- Ithe opening session of which is pictured above as delegates from 55 nations met in San Francisco's sion took place on just who werelOpera House. Frank P. Fenton, international representative for the AFL, attended the conference ag|notwIthstarMling our first and in-1 That this convention go on rec eligible to move to casting jobs. A fche United States workers’ delegate and was subsequently elected to a regular seat on the ILO govern- pecepable duty to ourselves and our|Ord Requesting Brothers: T-an-y satisfactory method was worked|in* F*nton was also named to the ILO committee which will attend the United Nations General |locals, is to secure, promote, andlFjnlay 12. Norman Whin c—*—meet i— I j• s. .. I------------- laws 1X1’01*- 4W 1 4 IT. CI a O IT. shi|, so that tour members may [tibal, the Natiohal Union’s official[tie4 in the futufre. F- :.J■ ?€,’/"*■ w ‘’'’7^" [conservative estimate of an addi-[ During ih* pest mnnth[gates was after the Common Pleas Tj have free and equal-opportunity to IshhH detas theeditor and the 1^ MbtrdW lh the’chaft intend to |^/TXLllW?QlUtie9 JUOr XtieiT Pldllt ltees’ makinp a total of a minimum ldishonesty for carrying out theP1® 9 was forther ««bstan expreSs their views and opinion*. |tiohal Secrfetafy-Treasurer a$ bs-1 J"t^|hinfg contlftuein the same *|of 328 members who received a|mandateg of the 1944 cbnventidfe |t,atei..by their standing vote to Roping that you will comply aittaiR editor -of the official Jour* Remembq$ thdttgh thby mu$t R^ahds, Chli£—Since th« signing of the contract on [minimum of 50 per cent increase mandates having bden bpenly [accept the recommendation of the with thid request, we will awbit hML "TTiey shall. have tlw poyeMhaJe ^lir indMtlttal support in ord-[June by Local 214 wage committee, the membership hasPX one and the same action °f [discussed, voted, and passed by a [Committee on Officers’ Report your deetatonjinUI-Tburydjy "’J l£^h^*^rYal ^^“‘‘''lertb bchieW «uaeM. I Men wftitingfor management to fulfill a promise. To sitr!1' in the 1944 Conven- majority of the delegates, al» ii»v- which wa« approved by the dele tetteL^X mt»a£ to|»?for^l7feicWbMp” ?*£**,U with the .committee and try to adjust the inequities 1“°^ ,,. p* gate, by a vote of u» to 1». .. letter as you are aware. iger xorsaiq pniciai (delegates ‘to the convention gave|wi,tou kvtotoA o^rll Yet in spite of this fact the re-hn each succeeding convention. —, if* 1 CS1 Fraternally, I “Section 161—Thepaper. Potters Her- Ithelr repons and- they were weli|^hlch they obeny h%mitt exist, between our plant an |cent C0Urt decision resulted in a (Therefore, be it resolved: I The nineteen delegates who voted Normah Whippier, [aid shall be published once a w*eb [received by all members present UlYlSlon. [salary decrease for only the Na-| That the use of the injunction [negatively in their return, request- Johnston, [and Shall contain, in addition to| were quite-fortunate in hav-[ ,i After milch preparation, on the part of both company [tional President and National Sec-|by one brother against another is|ed that they be recorded as being Larry Finlay/ the reports .and other matters re- Lng ,ttur National President James |«nd Union, of the facts on these differentials, Which included |retary-Treasurer. It seems only |a despicable action beneath the [wholeheartedly for the entirety of Ed Jones.’’ |quired by law to be published, char-|M at ia visitor.' [atrip by management to New Castle, Pa., and a special trip [fair that these facts be called to [dignity of an honest believer in |the report excepting the last re We call your attention to their [ters granted^ a .list of the names I, ^ad a number of visitors with |th rough the New Castle plant by the delegates returning |the attention of the members [labor movement, and be it furthet [solve. “withbut- censorship” privjlege-to [and..addresa of ths corresponding [ug from East Liverpool, Sister [from the National Convention, [when voting on the pendingg refer-■■ -------1----r VAX TYI ^aLxi lAlkss 11*4 I Till A flf I WU 11 Id IG dU VI 040 As To The Cost Of Court Litigation The MUon of the !944 Cooveo- Nelson H. Crmkahoswc, the AFLs director of social insurance |ircreased the National Officials Lian fax the mevnherw for th* main- Ihighest court, and relieve our offi aULm® HatMba ♦«. »n haAas... ------. ... w ny expense inci- |A“eTxy’ In, Geneva, Switzerland. The speaker's address is |the National Wage Conference! whereas- Our National ’officials Rental to that aim. fied the committee that the com-|endum. Is it equitable and fair to[_ s pany was desirous of a meeting [reduce salaries of only two out of 8:30 Saturday morning. Out of la total of 328 who received an in-1 this came an offer of a five cent|crease of at least 50 per cent|M_. increase to kiln operators and cas-|through the 1944 Convention ters, subject to negotiations at the |tion completion of job evaluation and| Much concern exists among mem-[B^aaIist» that regardless of the finding ofKers as to what might be the cost [IWvv•■■■( v1 M8 1 Iprotect the welfare and good name L|er Local 124- Clyde McDaniels I WHV AC! Against a b* Ition provided for a minimum of lover the many years, and l50 per cent increase in compensa-1 Whereas: Complete machinery Ition for members of the National |within^the organization, to correct■ IWage Conference Committee, mem |bers of the three standing com Imittees, as well as the ten Board (members. Also for all Wage Con ference Committees (tracts are in effect Ibasis. Lru where on a of the An an illustration LCT^,'i deemed nec^nn^^y tarrying this ease through to the uu me [with ten Executive Board mem-|by the constitution and by-laws and job evaluation, no job in the plantjto organization for continu would suffer a reduction, also the|ance of court litigation. This is na-| Wheeling, W. Va.—Highlighting! Trenton, N. J.—Local Union No. five cents would be retroactive toLura] and we belike sound reason-|the regular meeting of Local No. [45 met July 16 with President-Ra June 14 and all other raises whichLng and something that the mem-p was the convention report by our[falowski in the chair. would be the result of the job eval-[bership might well be disturbed, or [delegate, Brother George Friedrick. Our delegates to the convention uation would be retroactive. [concerned about. [From his detailed account of each [gave interesting report* which were ..•A complete report of negotiaJ The ad tion of the saiaries, Mays' proceedings, those in atten-[discussed by the members' tions and this proposal was put be-l.. in nnr last enn- |dance received a complete picture) Since our last news letter two old fore the body in the local meeting) nrerident and secre-lof the happenings in Atlantic City, [timers have passed on, Harry Star at 11:30 Saturday morning. A v°te| |At the conclusion of Mr. Friedrick’s|key and Philip Wildblood and on of 66 for and 17 against was the| y hrino- an and tn rnstlv [enlightening resume, a vote of |July 24 Louis Ruelius, head of final result. Over 100 men did notl nWMM4m£ u ratoran- [thanks was extended for service |the Mutual mouldshop. These three show up to vote and there is a feel-| ^rrv inavitahlv nur [rendered. |men will be greatly missed by all Ing of tension throughout the plant.1 .. h7cOUrt litigation mwnueni wr nu thr0Ugh Committee six members of theL„ foSTtte SThe foregoing repletion effec Live immediately upon passage. |bers, making a total of 72 individ-[any changes made by the conven-l 1116 mu** no* be overlooked [ual-s in Generalware. With a very[tjOD| and [that the action taken by the dele- |tional 256 in sanitary, art, novelty|our national officials have been|court decision was read from the |and porcelain locals who serve on|haled into faced an in- of the .(their Wage Conference Commit-|junetion and unjustly accused of| .. I For the We are etill hopeful that job|“« ''‘L*" do not attend meeting, regularl,, cere eympathy to the bereaved evaluation will bring up eome ofc* m^ht hereby liatln" a change famili®. the jobs, which are so justly en-| [in meeting halls. Beginning with Brother Aaron Potts, who was fi titled to correction. By bringing to a close the court 8 meeting night in August the|nancial secretary of No. 45 for We of the committee and George[invasion of our constitutional rights [unjon gather in the Veterans [years and a very active member, Pace and Frank Hull feel that Rex[to function as a non-profit andLf poreign Wars building at the|has just passed his 90th birthday. Lutton, our factory manager, was[trade union organization,, we will[corner jg and goff st., Wheel-|We extend our very best wishes, honest and sincere in his intentions[ then be free to meet any issue and |jng. This new location will be cen-[Although retired for many years and had it been within his power|to settle all questions that o®ve[trally located and better adapted [now, Brother Aaron is still quite these inequities would have been[been plaguing the organization Lo 0UJ. neejSe [lively and wonders why he cannot adjusted throughout the plant and[since the dual movement that bas[ officers of No. 6 are doing [get about the way he use to. not just a couple departments,[been operating under the guise [a splendid job and need the support Another brother who must be which in the writers’ opinion, is[the Potters Club which brought [of ^he entire membership. Accord- [getting along is Thomas Mathias, now causing much undue discus-| about court interferences. Lng committee selecting the [as we have his card in the Potters sion and personal kick-backs at[ The National Brotherhood of Op- |new quarters, conditions are ideal [National Union in 1892 and sign postponed the report of the dele-Lrative Potters since 1890 has [at the 15th St., home and our mem-[ed by John C. Hassall, financial the committee and union. [demonstrated its ability to settle all [bers should be well pleased. We [secretary—“gooduntil June 1 and All these important negotiations] jssues within our own organization- |ask each one affiliated with the [no longer.” gates to the National Convention,[a] activity. Any member, with le- [local to be on hand Monday, Aug. Every now and then we meet an it will be given at the next meeting.|gitimate objective, has the right[15, 7:00 p. m. [old member of No. 45 or their O. C. 214. [and privilege to state his case to[ Something new has been added [families and the conversations are Hj’,, '. |our high court, the delegates in[—Brother Frank Suchy, turner,[very interesting. We wonder just .• NOTICE [National Convention and we are re-[passed out the stogies and chewing]who is the oldest living member The prills of No. 9 will be openLolved that there shall be no de-[gum during the past week in honor [and would be very glad to get data each Friday night in August tokiation from the practices and |of the new arrival at his home. The [along this line. give each and every member a [methods of the past that has placed [baby girl has been named Becky One of our younger members, chance to vote on the National[us in the front rank of labor or-[jayne. Mrs. Suchy is the former [James Birch Jr., had several fin Presideat and National Secretaryslganizations in the United States]Jay Barclay and before her mar-[gers damaged last week, when salary. [of America. (Tun to Page Tvo) (Tun to Page Two) OFFICIAL ORGAN I, NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF OPERATIVE POTTERS' ft ,*fe_..J. Jl a* IReCOmmendatiOII PaSSC(I At Convention Reprinted Upon Request Of Trade In answer to innumerable requests regarding action taken by the delegates in session at the 1948 convention, as to the salaries of national president and secretary-treasurer, re spectively, the recommendation of the Committee on Offi cers” Report, as passed unanimously is reprinted in this week’s issue of the Herald. Following is the report verbatim. Recootmeadation I Whereas: We, the delegates to (resolved that a resort to the civil Ithe 54th Annual Convention of th el courts by any member or members National Brotherhood of Operative! before a full use of the facilities Potters chosen in a fair and open I available within the organization election to represent the 28,000 bro-1 have been exhausted is a practice then and sisters of our organize-[to be deplored as unfair and unjust tion, to act for them and to be held [to the organization, and be it fur accountable to them, local issues|ther resolved: notwithstanding our first and in- Pf«?tUr nati°nal ozonization. 9. Jo’ 44 and’ Wh"eas:vFor,ma7yye«rsouf Of- Shen Johnston, Local 4. To read ^n«ation te slowly and wrefuny and toke to heart the l_ aaa the. of|ligation they took upon becoming if financially the clean- [members of this organization that ft politically, the fairest and mostly attempt to restore some of the democratic every way of any or- and fratemalism they fc3 within the labor move-kave wj]funv destroyed. That nttie ^Hldtr [reputation, good will carefully built |JMIIVVIVI* secure brothers and of a VAS^Jr liaVV OVUgJJfc J)-™ ■the actions of proceeding conven Vl.« rl lany .bww or mistake or miaman- And Lemont, ia established and avail- L""8 1c"“Y5?tSm ,.to “T |tional officials and the Whproas Thd» third article n#IBrotherhood of Operative Whereas: the third article oil ., the Constitution of the National a ^ho’e its vote of confidence c.°n’ Brotherhood of Operative Potters they 80 deserve: snoplreads as follows: The Convention! And be lt further resolved that lof the National BroUisHlood Op-Ithe foH Sources of the National num- lerative Potters shall have power I Brotherhood of Operative Potters St by l»d authority to make or repeal!** nwfcavaihhtofcJlfc B«»d itt tKa to |la|A(y4f A Da||AVWa [I AAjll IlllIAII NA AH Uvlvjjalv I1C|JU| IS ILUVAI UIIIUII flUa itU VvRVvllllOn ac*[U|| 111 —ILL««1aa Al [nCfllS UvIvKAlvS Af I II fi H^AAWAnllAll DoAAfI VI Bsa V« V [VUIIVvllllUII HU|IVl I members of No. 6 who |bf.us and we extend our very sin- 1, ■*s $2.00 PER YEAR i- 4, 4^ .1- .1 ¥3 :4 S' I 4r A w ii J- I r. fel NationalPotters at Mi Md overlooked 1 ■ft I. V ""-j. 1 II I II Bl 4 IE w ■»&■ .4$«i J* .•$ \r^ tw 4 ..