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.^ado. “Love thy neight
1 .elf”, certainly doesn’’t
Writer Answers Critics
Local 178, the proper place to re
ceive such information first hand
is your local union meeting. Don’t
be content to receive such informa
tion from your benchmate or that
little clique in the corner ‘pub’,
where discussions of trade matters,
mixed with a little ‘amber fluid’,
usually tend to distort the true
At the present writing we have
membership of 350 and are still
growing. Our meetings are held on
the second and fourth Wednesday
in K. of P. hall. Our meetings are
not what they should be as to at
tendance, but proceedings at our
semi-monthly sessions are progres
sive and beneficial to all. Our of
ficers do not permit the meetings
to be long drawn-out affairs, nor
do they curtail the freedom of free
speech when progressive legisla
tion is discussed for the betterment
of all.
Perhaps if the members would
attend their union meetings more
often, they would have a more
thorough knowledge of what is go
ing on in the trade and be better
qualified to vote intelligently in
national elections, trade referen
z dums, resolutions and what have
you, which seems to be the order
of the day. The writer has always
been of the opinion, “Let him who
is without sin, cast tjie first stone.”
If some reports of a few insurg
ents are true, there certainly
been a lot of sinning lately.
all the accusations/tlial^are
flying around lately a^e true, then
hell wouldn’t hold th? potters.
Maybe we could thin it down a
little and just call then ‘comies’
like the commentators on the radio
^do. Love thy neighbor as thy
apply to
the potters. According to reports
we have broken every command
ment in the book. In conclusion,
let us hope and pray the best men
and those most capable will win
out in our national election and
when and if we have a referendum,
everyone will want to study up on
just what we are doing.
The Spaulding China is back on
a 5-day schedule and the Stanford
Art Ware is going strong. Grind
ley’s are not on a full-time schedule
at the present writing but hope to
be soon.
Art Ware membets in the trade
were surprised .at the recent ruling
of the Executive Board concerning
the mouldmakers. The writer be
lieves if the members of art ware
and general ware would sit down
together and reason out their dif
ficulties, and not let prejudice hold
sway over them, we could settle
our differences and end this ‘cold
war* among the casters.
Possibly this next convention
will help to iron out some of our
problems. We are looking forward
to seeing delegates from every art
ware local at the convention this
year. See you at Atlantic City.
—0. C. 178
XRLO Meeting To
Begin April 25
’WoahiWon n
Washington, D. C. (ILNS).
Recommendations aimed at the
solution of some of the more press
ing social problems of the Ameri
can countries will be considered by
the fourth American regional con
ference of the International Labor
Organization, to be held at Monte
video, Uruguay, April 25-May 7.
The last such conference was
held in Mexico, D. F., in 1946.
Earlier conferences took place at
avana, Cuba, in 1939, and at
antiago, Chile, in 1936.
The 19 American states which
are members of the ILO are ex
pected to be represented by “tri
partite” delegations composed of 2
government representatives, and
one representative each of the em
ployers and the workers.
These countries are Canada, the
United States, and Mexico, in
North America Costs Rica, El
Salvador, Guatemala and Panama
in Central America Cuba, Haiti,
and the Dominican Republic and
9 countries of South America—
Argentina, Boliva, Brazil, Chile,
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay
(Tars rs
Psfr Two).
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For Not Reporting News
From Local Union No. 178 SSS
ni.: I president and committee chairman
bebnng, Ohio—Some members of the local have been complaininglr__nipf w v 1Tn:n_
lately about no news from Local Union 178 in the ‘Herald.’ True it is|r sp .Y. y °Ya Un o"
we do not make the headlines often, but we have no one to blame on|7ereiV,«t?r8
this score but ourselves. The report has often made the rounds thatlLoca* Un,on 144- We felt an
news from various local unions are denied space in the ‘Herald’, if and (honor to have them with us and
when, the contents of such letters do not coincide with the wishes of (know much benefit will be derived
our national head.
(from their wise counsel.
The writer knows this to be a false accusation, so here goes the I All three were called upon for
Writer’s views and let the censor’s pencil scribble where it may. First (remarks and very ably responded,
and foremost, I would like to pass the word along to all members, if (confining their remarks to affilia
you are interested in news
AQBl 174 ■will
UaBa Am DamaHw I
vlC Wl I vll3liy
For Absentees
Mvers Takes Over
W1JCI 9 I anuo VWUI
Meeting ot
jaj ition with Local Union 122 since we
|n these days of rent control, sr’ a 1
evictions and what have you, it is||||Afi|| EaI*
nice to know we are still on good|”’*vH
turns with our landlord, as||" E"H
evidenced by a check being sent to|rflF
pKQ||l P|||£n
We are still going strong and (times. It is this spirit which found- Xl VUllVUOi
holding very interesting meetings. the National Brotherhood of
y y
The discussions at these sessions (Operative Potters and enough
(fl j*
are right to the point and bring(pra186.cannot be given a man of|^
forth many suggestions to improve (bis calibre for the active role he I Washington (LPA) Over 250
conditions throughout the trade, (has taken down through his years (delegates from AFL state federa-
are verv sorrv to renort lat ^b® bencb ®ni while a member |tjons local central bodies and poli
Allan Rose vice president has en- |°^. tb® Executive Board. Our best Ljca] leagues descended on Wash
u .. (wishes go with Cotton in his|:ns.fon fkic week and let the mem
tered the Veterans’ Hospital atl .. n8lon xnis weex ana lei ine mem
Aspinall, for treatment. How about XrS P®™ of Congress from their states
cheering Allan up a bit during his »„rfd er* mlknOW tbat ^.P^P1® blick boT®
confinement by dropping a card or I... k thp nfed fnrlWant t0 304,011 on rePea* 4b®
letter to him It the above address. Fb®ir "Tn fr± e^ire mem Taft-Hartley act.
President Armstrong made a (bership in working out various dif-1 y .. and
very good report of a meeting he |ficulties that rise from time tola"d senato™ by tb® hundreds, and
attended in Chester, W. Va., con-|time and the benefits to be gained |tben SUI"med up their impressionj
cerning unemployment compensa- ^fol relationship withR
Attention has been called to all I Ou/^inks^to the brothers forr??nd’ AF.L leaders came up
members of the various shop com-|their visit and we hope that in the|thls aPPra’sal:
mittees to be present at our next|nof too far distant future we can| The fight for repeal of Taft
meeting when a vote will be taken Look forward to seeing Bros. Duffy, (Hartley is going to be a close one,
to sustain or repeal the fine for|jordan and Chadwick pay us a put it looks like a majority in both
non-attendance. (visit. __O.C. 144 (chambers will back repeal when
Transfer cards were granted to| ______________________ |the showdown vote comes. How
Clarence Bowers, Pete Shaw and] 1 (ever, it’s going to take a lot of
Keith Scott. Sister Martha Beatty O|aaa$ (plugging, and trade unionists al
was-granted a withdrawakcand.
w I GN S Bw MBb wBWNi
national headquarters for the per*
capita tax. —O.C. 124
New Duties At 1?=
Limoges China
CiDer (steel
y ■?. rf V I
KiIIInger Attend
|are switching over from stoneware
HI Oil Wfllvl WflTtL
14 waR wi4b 8inc®r® rogrot to ____________ ________________________
ItJn Lh enactment of the Administration’s
lean people believes that depres-l .... ... ..
...«lrepeal bill, and this lineup in the
V ex-
Washington Port last week. “d
Sebring, Ohio-J. Harrieow Kell- fetter was in anewer to a ‘!Te ‘"‘“““r" S^,il”ton
er, president of the Limoges China I Man.h 21 full page McGraw-Hill fthe "J*4. f°F moblhzinF WPort
Company announced last week theladverti8ement in the Po8t calling
appointment of Howard E. Myers,lPresident Truman»s proposal to in-1 L*,ter’ tbe delegates returned for
formerly of Munice, Ind., as mech-lcrea8e steei canacitv “Socialism” lanother conference at which they
anical engineer. IdT. SXSw h""** ,‘he 7“"*
Myers, formerly employed aslmoney to assist private industry tolb°m® ®tet® congressmen. Many of
special engineer with the Navy lexpand productive capacity is liter-hh.® ^legates also told of the leg
Development and Ordnance in In- lally soaked in American tradition.” picture !n tbei.r .0W" 8ta*®8
dianapolis, Ind., was a lieutenant|Reuther stated. “Nor is it a novel la"d. th® of defeating re
in the Naval forces during Worldlpropo8al that the Government build (actionary candidates at the next
War II. He also worked as a test|a(|ditiOnal steel capacity if no pri- |F*Jeral elections.
engineer at Allison, G. M. C., and vate enterprise can be found to do I Summing up the fniits of the
as processing and design engineer] it. industry generally, and the steel |two day conclave’ th® League Re
with the Hoosier Waste Renovat- industry in particular, refused to |Porte °^a" .of,th® 8 L®a‘
ing Company, both of Indianapolis. |provide the new piants required for Pohtical Education, de-
He is a native of Muncie where (winning the war.” |clared that many of the state AFL
he was graduated from Burris| The government built plants land LKLP® leaders‘“y®1:® ®ncour
High School in 1938. Myers attend-|then he pojnted out, which indus-laged by the fact that 11 ?0W aL'
ed Antioch College at Yellow I trv ka8
Springs where he received his I their hands a fa
ract on of the y|f Taft-Hartley in 1947 have not
bachelor of science degree in 1943.|cost, Now he added “the steel i |only. become disgusted with the
A licensed pilot, Myers is active |dustry j8 not keeping pace with |act in ope5atl°n bu* W18ely
in all kinds of sports. He is a|our peacetime needs.” (appraised the Nov. 2 election.as a
member of the United Brethren] Meanwhile, steel plants thruout for repe?L’’
Church, is married and has one |the country have been closing down _?n„th® ,^e®?nd ,y’ .the
child. open hearths, claiming that there porter £ncr^ pla"S
is an “easing demand.” Union lead- lwer® mad® for4 *4-PE act‘°n in th®
n---------------------------- lers point out that the need for|(Tun te Page Tw)
A (program, a shipping program, de-1|
reSSeS fit nfloy (fense needs for the
iers point out tnat tne neeu iori________ __________ :______
is far from filled. A housing |i^—
North Atlantic (I
(pact, and many other badly needed
Washington (LPA)—The long-(projects could use more steel than
planned tabloid weekly newspaper (the present plants could possibly
of Labor’s League for Political (make.
Education is slated to start publi-]
cation in May. AFL leaders so re- a ■.
ported to delegates at the League’s(3
two-day national conference here. Iff*
The new paper will replace the|LOCGf
w flf 011 dw
“League Reporter,” now a news-|
letter, and to begin with will be| In
sent to every local union and to (Erma Fox at the last meeting of
key people in AFL and League af- (Local Union No. 53, Vice President
filiates. |Vida
Extensive use of radio is also (and carried out the duties of chair
planned. Under- the program, ac- |man in a very efficient manner,
cording to the League Reporter Following the business session,
“the National League will trans-|a social was held
cribe radio programs and inter-(games were played
views featuring pro-labor congress- (Jackson and Anna
men and AFL leaders, which will (awarded prizes,
be sent direct to the home districts Lunch was served
and states for re-broadcast over (tee consisting of Violet Barnhart,
local stations.” (Mae Campbell, and Edna Clutter.
“Thus, labor’s progressive legis-|Cakes were donated by Violet
lative program, and the record of (Barnhart, Goldie Hopper, Betty
action of labor’s friends on Capitol (Lohler, Estus Canavanand and
Hill will be kept constantly before (Henrietta Kennedy. Delphia Corby
the voters back home.”
(donated the coffee.
Stye Potters Herald
(h? 31*post Ta[ne^is resigning from (officials met in Washington last week to discuss the legislative Situa-
(over the country can helpby^W»w
ling to their congressmen.
al,h41 a
to £110 avojd and 11 undecided or from
been ad to take off |P®ars many congressmen w,ho voted
Dill I K I kl
U E I I n
COUNTING VOTES—More than 200 national, state and local AFL(eral terms.
|his on the Executive Board a’ |tion. "Thirty-eight "Senators are for repeal on Taft-^Hartley and 46,~atl ®®Xeral c°J’n!Untuat?1"8^W
Ithe end of his present term, due to Ithe most, are in favor of keeping the anti-labor law on the books, an l1*^1 ,n re*aros w ine K1CO
lillness. “Cotton” as he is familiar-lAFL survey showed. Many of those are undecided and must be toldlpo^tery and .eveTT member was
(ly known to all throughout the|how the voters feel about it. At the meeting were: (1. to r.) W. C. (urged to write his congressmen
Pinch-hitting for our regular (trade, has not enjoyed the best of (Hushing, chairman of the AFL Nat’l Legislative Committee Joseph B.|and senators, asking their support
scribe, the writer will endeavor to health lately, but despite this Keenan, director of Labor’s League for Political Mucation George in protecting our job opportunities
pass along to the trade, a partial handicap has carried on to advance Meany’ AFL secretary-treasurer and chairman of the meeting. I—
report of the activities from Local (and protect the interests of the _—
Union 124. (Brotherhood during these trying]
I Several rough box scores on the
I outlook in each House were drawn
(up by AFL officials on the basis of
Ithe interviews of Capitol Hill. The
(most optimistic one showed a clear
As the Potters Herald went
to press, no decision has been
handed down in the disputed,
salary referendum before
Judge Joel H. Sharp in Com
mon Pleas Court at Lisbon.
Attorneys for defendants
President James M. Duffy and
Secretary-Treasurer Chas. F.
the absence of President Jordan rested their case Tues
day afternoon with Judge
Sharp expected to take under
Benner assumed the chair advisement lengthy testimony
from Brotherhood witnesses
supporting the legality of re
storing the salaries of the two
and various I Brotherhood officials follow
with Murtha I ing a trade referendum vote,
Quinn being I sustaining the action taken by
I delegates at previous conven
by a commit-1 tions, raising the salaries of
the two officials.
Tlie trial lasted six days,
opening last week and recess
ing Friday for the week-end.
Hearing was resumed on Mon
day with the final session on
ers Hopeful
ey Repeal
Potters At Paden
City Give Thanks
For Fine Service
l?0 through the proper
Wnahino-ton HPA1-The Amer-lraa-Ori4y in the House in favor °f
Following the meeting movies (turnout at their meeting on March
will be shown and we hear a rumor |u when the proposed new amend
lunch will be served. —O.C. 146 (ments to the constitution were dis
(cussed pro and con. It was thell^l _*
4a- (consensus of opinion that these
Gov7! Union w^nts
FUllGlBl HUI HCId tbank8
work. It has also drafted a com-1
plete bill giving pay raises
A permanent, fair employment fl fl
nvflQVFdVni |the Allis-Chalmers local
China |H’S
expert workmanship and peaceful (urged by party
relationship between employee and (Dennis, and was
(employer. Chris toff el.
Me Nicol Pottery Co. We take
(opportunity to express our deepest |m the future.
(sympathies to the family.
I Bro. Ralph Crispino is confined.
in St. Mary’s Hospital and would |forc^uI
I .r 7
..... ....
Paden City, W. Va.—The mem-(with the West Virginia State Fed- piven the floor to outline events
bers of Local Union 146 wish to (eration of Labor so they may lendreadinff UP to this mess. His ex
take this means of publicly ex-|their support in getting legislation |plan*tions and suggestions of ad
pressing our sincere thanks to (passed...that benefits labor................. (justments to come did not satisfy
PresMent Duffy and other officials The conVention will be held r®"y P”^"4aad 4b®y
of the National Brotherhood of|the Dart of June so act itlto p?4 on 4b® fir® 38
Operative Potters for the excel- Lneeutter
to your
reSoiutions in
lent service rendered us in settling learly. (verbal blow aimed at him. He also
our many grievances. I 1 w v (reported that several problems
Bf°' Psu1 MaIzie who 1138 h®®” (about the shop had been ironed out
Through their cooperation, peace I jy for past several weeks, was Isatisfactorlv to those concerned,
and harmony has been restored |„»nortPa on the mend —n isausxactoniy to tnose concerned,
and everything once again is roll-1 '______ I Later, after the departure of Mr.
ing along in fine style. How easy it (Duffy, a vote was taken for a re
is to meet these situations if y^lB6"as
Jasti BBns
channels fa LG Gil U1110 U 11
a peaceful manner. Ian as mb
Every member is urged to be|fiAM (b||
present at our next meeting when| wss ■■wvwi is
we hope to clear up some unfinish-1Deill
ed business. This pertains to every U| uQ||lfRlfQ| DKll
member of the local and warrants 3
^Foltoldn^X meeting movies U nian.172 bad a fin® |sta ited To workin pl^rtNo“'3.
lam®ndm®nts w°uid °f ^reatiBi rr
a Wlllwil lvalue to the trade in years to come. IBLmabm aaa|
Da*Ia» DrAalr Cab* I Since Local 172 took 3 fading I11*"* IVIII LUVCII
DCIlvl DlvaK lUl. |fole in offering amendments to the In
__ (constitution, we would like to take
this means of expressing our|
/TPn An oil|4hese proposals. (have noticed in the last two issues
-JSnd Jnl Th® ,0Cal a180 Went on reCOrd *n lof 4he ‘Herald’, only one carried
around better deal for federal em-|favor of the propt)8ed conveyor belt |any news from the various local
wSSSfi TTndinny Zflfrom East LiverPool to Lorain. In (unions throughout the trade, and
jnSLTSd TTniVn Mori™ ^lmakin8 the endorsement the mem-(incidentally, the lone report came
U^IUrs feel more cons4ruction raeans (from this local in the March 24th
Shipbuilding Workers, its legis-|more jobs and more jobs means |isSUe
lative program released last week. I—monpv This would tend to I ., ...
1.™ on minimum |™ore h1011®?-. 4ms wou*a.tana t° Qur members would like to know
In l,ne with an hour minimum (bring more job opportunities for
wage policy, GWU is demanding a |the people of the tn-state area and Lot tlkjne advantage of their oriv
32080 annual minimum for govern- (certainly the time is at hand to Leffe *be ‘Herald’ to ex
ment employes. You may be sur- (bring new industries into this| fheir views on subjects as
prised to know that some federal |Valley. —O.C. 172 ,k°n 38
workers get less for a full year’s
i they
Witness Says CP
more equitable job classifications] Willivvv Ofljrw VI (dard, but despite the poor turnout,
to all federal employes.
II6li Strike
practices comm.Mlon to nd the L** reports .nd.cate| fa.
?°v®ynm®nt of the disgrace of rac-1 Washington (LPA) The Sup- (fractions of our agreement and
lal disenmina ion in i |reme Court has agreed to review (steps were taken to cope with the
GWU-sZt o7“Xts.” la Federal jury conviction of Harold situation.
Imnroved retirement Day and Ichristoffel, former United Auto I At our next meeting on April 11,
coverage in regular social security |Worker8 ,ocal official, who was (very important business will be
l*rislntion is being asked of Con-l8en4enc®d 4o 4wo 40 s*x years on a (transacted and we would like to
^’ttae^aSdfk'f every member ptosent-O.C. S6
House Labor Committee that he I ___________________
for overtime work. I, I
GWU also wants the Hatch act|had a®v«r been a Communist. e
amended to permit federal workers Christoffel appeared before the MGC ill HI STS Will
to take part in political activities (committee in March, 1947 wben it| e
on the same basis as other citizens. |was investigating a 1941 strike
___________ lagainst the Milwaukee plant of the I v
|Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co.| Washington (LPA)—Every local
UAltfi/kFCAfl Sutrf lA4 4ba4 4'me he was president
Annminrement was made this l6^ 4b® C3S® on 4b® ?r?unds 4bat a|“to make sure that Machinist union
week of the aDDointment of Mr |maj°rity °f the committee was not (members are effectively represent
■^ud” H.nd.Z^^f’XrtoUShsa the time Ch'i’to,rel k in .»y PdbHc hearing tot may
ent of the Crown China Company 4ea4,fied' XT v P® ®?lled b? 4h® ,o®al government
at Evansville Ind.
I Meanwhile, in New
Mr Henderson is well known (ernment witness in the Communist |of the new rent control law.
throughout the trade having spent (conspiracy trial declared that the “Analysis of the new rent law,”
forty years in the ceramic industry |1941 Allis-Chalmers strike was |jiayeg reported, “shows that it will
and worked in Coshocton and Se-|P^anned b^ 4be Communist Party (permit more effective and stricter
bring, Ohio, before going to Can-|at a secret meeting in Milwaukee (controls over rents than the rickety
ada in 1941 as superintendent ofpn 1940 in order to interfere with |rent controls adopted by the 80th
the Soverign Potteries, Ltd. |war production. (Congress. Our problem will be to
His knowledge and skill of the( The witness, former Communist (make sure that under local pres
fundamentals of ‘potting’ tends (official Louis F. Budenz, testified (sure from real estate boards and
him to produce a quality product (that the strike was called at the (landlords the local city, town and
of to highest standard through |time of to Hitler-Staito 0^^“ e00nty counci|, are not !tampeded
8e"be" ’*l’?1 Scribe Calls Attention
99 Mourn Death .... ... .. ir
McNkoi |To What Lies Ahead If
|Mr. Hugh McNicol. “Hughie” asl v
he was known to all employees on Trenton N- *®"d®’Llf mem.bew of labor unions realize that ..
I conditions never stand still i Do we think we ean rest on our oars and
hlgh,yJe Ptk v rtin progress or even hold our own? Perhaps it is nicer to live in a
Iloved by all employees of the D. E. I Poop_
still progress or even hold our own?
I CAmnaf if inn ia
[appreciate a card from hia buddies. I ___________________
(Ralph who is now a foreman in the|a| ■.
Jwell as recording secretary for sev-
_____ __ Cambridge, Ohio President
lagainst the imports of products Duffy paid a visit to Cam
Ifrom foreign shores. A letter was (bridge week, upon request of
ordered sent to local merchants |our ,ocal officials. His purpose was
letter was|bridge week, upon request of
protesting the display of items try to straighten jiut^he dissen-
I that are in- competition
Iducts of American workers.
I While we feel labor did a very
I good job in the last election, we
I feel we did not stress enough the
[importance of electing favorable
■men to the state senate. While
getting some relief in Workmen's
Compensation Law and Unemploy
ment Insurance, there is nothing
more to brag about. The writer
feels it is important that all locals
in West Virginia should affiliate
with pro-|s’on among the members concern
ling the new percentage system of
■figuring earnings. Failure by jig
germen and crews at plant No. 1
to get any promise of explanation
to their satisf ^t: n from either
the firm or headquarters precipi
tated a work stoppage in the clay
shop. Such actions by our mem
bers can generally accomplish little
in the way of solutions of our pro
our«meeting Mr. Duffy was
”8,b but. be answered every
am |?ue*^ t0r a referendum on changes
The meeting consumed almost four
hours of the sleeping time of the
members present but did little else.
Production has again fallen off
and we do not know what the
future will bring.
I Donald Chester, jiggerman, has
UH Hl IIS Bll nClalll
all locals for considering ^bew of Local Union 86
U there ig gome reason for localg
have done the past.
I The attendance
at our last meet-
Wjy helow the usual stan-
™®®tlog wes very interesting
K Srton^on
K mXt
of|and district lodge of the Int’l As-
of UAW. (aviation of Machinists has been
attorney, 0. John Rogee, is (urged by Vice-president Al Hayes
(basing the Supreme Court appeal set up a rent control committee
York, a gov- Ito discuss decontrol under terms
carried out by |ato killing these controls before
|the housing shortage ends.”
APR 111949
.il» i.
$2.00 PER YEAR
Relax Efforts
forget the stem realities of life and spend all our
spare time enjoying ourselves regardless of what we may go back to
Can you read between the lines brother? If not you certainly need
to attend your local meetings and get the true details in plain and
uuity rays visit
To Local No. 122
At Cambridge, Ohio
Competition is back for one thing and we have been told the amount
■^of work we get from now on de
pends on the quality of our work
manship. Let’s do all we can to
avoid refires and other bad ware.
We do not think the handicaps
we are working under at present
our understood, but it is up to us
to welcome them as far as humanly
possible and to spend all available
ti'iiH doing it instead of leaving
oar.-elves open to criticism.
Local 45 will celebrate its 50th
anniversary next year and plans
are already being discussed
throughout the shop as to just
what form of celebration to hold to
mark the occasion. If you have
any ideas, let the local know.
One of the four remaining chart
er members passed away recently,
Bro. Aaron Potts, 91 years of age.
He has been retired for many
years, but in his day was a very
active member and held the fin
ancial secretary job for twenty
five years. Our very sincere sym
pathy is extended to his family
which includes his grandson,
Charles Rose, caster at the Mutual
Through the grapevine we hear
Bro. Harry Brammer was passing
out cigars last week on the occas
ion of his retirement after many
years service as
the bench.
and at
an old
has also
Bro. Bob Allen
as has Leonard
time caster, though of late years
employed in the spraying depart
ment. We wish all who are so fort
mats BaByJup^jetn,
We hear the Crane Company is
going to issue a peroidical and the
Trenton Potteries Company is go
ing to have a part in it, including
some of our members. We will be
looking forward to it with great
Very little interest seemingly
was taken in the Mould Makers
petition to form their own local
union. As far as Local Union 45
as a whole is concerned, we were
surprised there was as much op
position as there was. Perhaps the
members in that department who
could not attend the meeting, due
to working on the 4 to 12 shift
might account for it.
President Pearson was absent
for the first time since taking the
chair and Vice President Shuman
was also unavoidably away so that
the honor fell on Bro. George Smith
who saw to it that everything went
off in best parliamentary style.
The recent appeal of President
Duffy in regards to tariff was very
timely and to the point. The Am
ericans in authority in Europe and
Japan seem to be more interested
in getting those countries back on
their feet than seeing to it that
jobs are available at decent wages
for the American potter. Surely
our politicians, no matter which
party, will not stand idly by and
watch foreign goods being shipped
into our country at such a low tar
iff rate to jeopardize the American
standard of living. —O.C. 45
Annual Digest Of
Labor Legislation
Washington, D. C. (ILNS).
Workmen’s compensation and child
labor legislation held the limelight
in 1948 when 10 states and Puerto
Rico met in regular legislative ses
sions, according to the “Annual
Digest of state and federal labor
legislation” just issued by the Bur
eau of Labor Standards, U. S. De
partment of Labor, as its Bulletin
No. 101. Several states held special
sessions, but no labor legislation
was enacted.
Most significant was the passage
of a workmen’s compensation law
in Mississippi, with the result that
every state in the Union now has
such a law. Existing workmen’s
compensation laws were amended
in 6 other states. The child-labor
law of Kentucky and Virginia were
revised and standards for the em
ployment of children were raised.
Other laws included a disability
compensation act in New Jersey
and changes in the industrial home
work statute in Rhode Island. Al
though introduced in several states,
no legislation restricting activities
of trade unions was enacted. The
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