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Ford Opposes
Jobless Pay For
Detroit (LPA)—Protests against
unemployment payments to laid
~off members of United Auto Work
ers have been filed by Ford Motor
Co. in all states where the com
pany has plants.
Tho the 62,000 strikers at the
Ford plant in Dearborn do not get
jobless pay, Ford is miffed that
the 44,000 others it has had to lay
off because of the strike are eligi
ble for compensation.
All UAW members are involved
in the speedup strike, the company
claims, “because the union has an
nounced that it is seeking thru
this strike to set an industry-wide
pattern for application of produc
tion standards.” Asserting that
striking key plants has become a
standard union device, Ford is op
posing payments to workers at un
struck plants as “improper use of
unemployment funds.”
A UAW proposal last week to
arbitrate the key point in the strike
was turned down by the company
because it didn’t like the union’s
The question, as phrased in a
letter to Ford from UAW Pres
ident Walter Reuther, is: “Does
the company under the contract
have the right to require an em
ploye to work at a rate of speed in
excess of 100% of established stan
dards of production and to require
a worker to make up production
losses resulting from factors over
which the worker has no control?”
That has been the UAW’s beef
at Ford all along. At other auto
companies, when the line stops be
cause of parts shortages or for any
other reason, it is started ^up again
at its regular rate of speed. At
Ford, the line is speeded up to
jnake up for the lost time.
In rejecting the proposal, the
company commented that it was
glad to see the union was finally
accepting arbitration. The union re
plied that it always wanted this
question arbitrated but had been
objecting to side issues which the
company wanted to drag in.
Both sides agreed, however, that
once this point is settled all other
issues can be resolved in negotia
Columbus, O. (LPA)—Two anti
labor bills before the Ohio legisla
ture were marked for death by the
Industry A Labor Committee of the
House last week. One would pro
hibit political activity by unions,
and the other would outlaw all
forms of union security. Both were
overwhelmingly buried by the com
Meantime, both chambers of the
legislature have now “okayed” a
bill which boosts maximum unem
ployment insurance benefits from
$21 to $30 a week extends cover
age from 22 to 26 weeks, and elim
inates some “jokers” which de
prived idle workers of compensa
A* O'?
Anne G. Schreiner and Bertil L.
JTLwDvIl A ruisinu V Zli
Washington (LPA)—After eighth
months incarceration in the capi
tal hill dungeon, a Congressional
committee report on labor relations
in the Tennessee Valley Authority
has at last been brought to light.
a o r-management relations in
TVA, says the reports, are “excel
Tho the report was fully com
pleted last October, printed copies
have just been made available to
the public. Responsibility for the
delay may be credited to Sen.
Joseph H. Ball (R, Minn.), who
was at that time chairman of the
Joint Committee on Labor-Man
agement Relations, commonly
known as the “watch-dog” commit
tee for the Taft-Hartley law.
Prepared by committee consul
tant Alexander K. Christie, after
months bf research and on-the-spot
investigation, the study was sub
mitted to watch-dog Ball for a
routine okay to be printed. Other
studies, in which labor unions were
shown to be unreasonable or .even
dangerous, had been printed which
many people, including Sen. Ball,
expected Dewey and the Republi
cans to win. The report was not
published during the 80th Con
Last month, Sen. James E. Mur
ray (D, Mont.), now chairman of
the committee, submitted the re
pprt to the Senate where Viee
President Alben Barkley immedi
ately endorsed a routine printing.
Copies are now available.
“Far too much time has been
spent on labor-management con
flicts,” says Sen. Murray in the
foreward to the report. “Far too
little attention has been paid to i
those situations in which the re
lationship between labor and man
agement has been characterized by
harmony and productivity. I am
pleased to release to the public this
report on how management and
labor in the great Tennessee Valley
Authority projects have learned to
work together to their mutual sat
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Cleveland (LPA)—AFL leaders AFL President William Green call-
plan to carry the message of labor
management relations provided by
the Union Industries Show to
more people by staging the show
semi-annually beginning in 1952.
This announcement was made
here by I. M. (Dick) Ornbum,
show director and secretary of the
Union Label Trades Department,
show is to emphasize to the Ameri
can people that organized labor is
willing to cooperate constructively
with employers who treat their
workers fairly.
which sponsores the show for the
AFL, after the show closed a high
ly-successful five-day run in Cleve
land’s huge Public Hall.
Ornburn said the show would go
on semi-annual basis after it is
staged next year in Philadelphia
and in a West Coast city, probably
Los Angeles, in 1951. He said it is
also planned to sponsor similar
shows, but on a smaller scale, in
smaller cities. This is being plan
ned, he said, because only the
largest cities have the facilities to
stage the huge exhibit.
The Cleveland show, which drew
an attendance of 203,000, opened
on May 18 with a ceremony carried
over a national radio network.
AFL President William Green call
ed it an “effective answer to the
challenge of Communism.”
Green said: “The purpose of the
“Members of the American Fed
eration of Labor are determined
that our free enterprise system
shall survive in America and that
freedom and democracy shall not
be obliterated by force in other
nations of the earth.”
Ornburn, Mayor Thomas A.
Burke Jr. of Cleveland and tap
AFL leaders participated with
Green in the opening ceremony.
Mayor Burke and Governor Frank
J. Lausche of Ohio issued procla
mations making the week “union
industries” week in honor of the
super-extra vaga nza.
More than 200 employers of AFL
members, plus all the AFL unions
had exhibits in the show. Many of
the union exhibitions were in con
junction with those of AFL em
Thousands of dollars in prizes,
including cash, were given away
by union and employers exhibitors.
The prizes ranged from cigars and
cigarettes to electronic stoves,
automobiles, electrical applicances
and a multitude of other items—
all products of AFL labor.
Anne G. Schreiner and Bertil L. Hanson receive congratulations |as b®*ng a true union man through-I j:
from William L. McFetridge, president of the Building Service Em- |ou^. b,s ®nt**® pointing out the] L.
ployes International Union, for winning scholarship awards provided by|ac^*v® ro*® played in retaining!
the Chicago Flat Janitors Union, a BSEIU affiliate, and given annually phe charter of Local Union 49 dur-1
to children of union members. ling the dark years of the “2O’s”|
Congress Group Releases dour
Unions For Good Relations
Serves Notice On
Steel Companies
For Wage Parley
No reliable statement has so farl"*8
been forthcoming from the indus-|
Labor Man Given
Ihlpf FCA Pn«t ments a*ainst
v. ,-• I. i
recently he wound up a career of
with him.
1------------------- land
kept paying dues while
Imates for wasting our money. We
ashu Iwho have reaped the benefits of
Main tare-eta of the steelworkerlUS w .,1S,underwriHnS tb®T ®°“n*Iveloped in hearings before House
un“n are ^ompLnies .. U Senate eo^mittee. tW week,
about 706,000 workers. They in-1 The daily press tells us it is good Major fight is between sponsors
elude the giant US Steel and suchJuWWiess to subsidize airlines,. rail-Jof a national health insurance bill
other huge combines as Bethlehem [r®**®. steamship lines and mdus- |and the Taft-Donnell-Smith health
Steel, Youngstown Sheet & Tube, F1^®8 in occupied countries, but i^lbill, which would provide medical
and Republic Steel. a waste of public funds to ap- (services, paid for out of the public
Altho USA’s contracts with these |ProPr’ate money for housing or I treasury, for “all those who are
companies run until May 1950, |aPartment projects, especially in Lnable to pay the full costs of
|medical care.”
wage and social benefit clauses areP6* Jer8ey
open for renegotiation now. USA I The Conference Committee o
reminded the employers in letters Iported no progress in negotiations lviews were heard last week before
that on July 16 it has the right to Ifor a new contract. Let us hope thel^ House Interstate Commerce
strike. The companies, of course, [future brings forth some concrete [committee and the Senate Labor
can lock out the workers if an un- [evidence of the faith which man- [committee. Both bodies continue
derstanding has not been reached [agement has shown they had for [hearings in June, and are expect'd
by that date. [organized labor in the past. Lo 'take their tjme about filing re-
e tr iter# JI e ra I
Potters Annual Picnic Just Two Weeks AwayYEARPER$2.00
Ekstine Compilesl
Fin® Labor Record
Itoer 54° Year Span
Trenton, N. J.—When Valentine
(Elkie) Ekstine put away his tools
fifty-four years as a packer. He
celebrated his last labor day of
work by having his photograph
taken with his fellow workers whol
presented him With a purse of
folding money and the best wishes!
of the whole department to take]
At our last meeting Presidentl
Larry Dolan praised Bro. Ekstinel i
Iwhen we met in each others homes
who have reaped the benefits of LENDS A
[meetings is any criterion of future F'"""
-[sessions, extra chairs will have
|be sought for many of those in at-
[tendance at the last meeting were
|forced to park on windowsills.
We here the Apostles of Discord
not favor with a visit If
|by-chance, convert enough mem-|^^
Pittsburgh (LPA)—The million |^a^n *be offices for which they have |choice of retaining medical care for
member United Steelworkers of|spen^ so much of their time andL^g American people as it is at
America last week served notice on |money and their cohorts carry (present, or of developing a trem
over 2000 steel coiqpanies—large I0" ^ac^lc8 taught by them,[endoug new program of increasing
and small—that it “desires to ne- |Ybere our union end up with a (facilities and enabling a vastly
gotiate” new contract benefits for l“Oz®n Legal Eagles on the union (larger number of Americans to af
its members before July 16. [payroll?. We wish they would tell |ford good medical care, is being de­
USA sent similar letters to 12211 Leslie Schek and A. J. Hassall [ports.
companies, employing about 319,-[were the victors in the election of| Acting Federal Security Admin
000 workers, whose union contracts [delegates to the national conven- [istrator J. Donald Kingsley told
expire this summer. These small- [tion with Michael Fabiano and [the Senate group this week that
er companies will be presented [Charles McGuire as alternates. We [the tremendous strides bf science
with wage bills similar to those [wish the condition of our .treasury [in the past 50 years have outstrip
USA is handing .the bigger com-[was healthy enough to allow us to [ped the ability of individuals or
panies on behalf of their employes. [send our regular quota of dele-[communities to pay for adequate
Altho the letter did not specify [gates to back up any action taken [modern medical care. “The pro
the exact amount of the demands jby the convention. [blem is one for the economist and
USA is shooting for, USA made it Bro. Bernard Myers, who retired |the statesman,” he said.
plain that it wants hourly wage in-Lome time ago was present at our| It is generally agreed that the
oreases, pensions, health insurance, |ia8t meeting and praised the mem- [federal government must help to
and company-paid medical care f°r[bers for their conduct. He said it [end the serious shortages of medi
its members. |was a real pleasure to see so many |cal personnel, facilities and ser-
The total demands will come to[of his old friends present. [vices, Kingsley said. “Beyond this,
about a 30c real wage increase per[ Next month will see the election |it appears to be agreed that our
hour for every steel worker. [of new officers. Any member who [present system of payment for
Employers’ attention was calledjdoes not come out to vote should [medical care is totally inadequate,
to the recent Supreme Court decis-[not criticize any action taken dur-|The provisions of all of these bills
iqn in the Inland Steel case which|jng ^e year. —O.C. 49 [reflect common recognition of the
requires thdm to bargain in good| Ifact that, as things stand today, a
faith about pension and health[ [substantial proportion of our popu
Dnnartdf lOH Sill*
try as to what its counter offers]swaawis wwai [science knows how to provide.”
will, be Indications are that the Francisco ILPA)—The Int’ll Nothing short of health insur
union will have to fight hardest for| »an rrancisco (LrA) ine int il nrevent the substitution
a cash ware increase and that thelLon»shoremen^ A Warehousemen 8I 4 SUpStltUUon
a casn wage increase ana tnacJn lunion last week branded as “a noli.l°f state f°r private medicine, the
companies will attempt to reduce ni.on,Iast Wee“ as a po11. [Federal Security Aaencv head in
the health and nension benefits ltical frame-up” the latest attempt FeaerBi &ecurny Ageiicy neaa in
tne neaitn ana pension oenentsi authorities to denortlslsted- He said the insurance bill
which USA will propose. |E.y reaerai authorities to deport I furn 8h “a sound firm reli
|President Harry Bridges as an I"0/10 xurawn a souna, nrm, ren
[alien Communist |able ec°nomic foundation upon
Ba (justice Dep’t has secured indict-1, Kingsley said that the Taft bill
Washington (LPA) Michael |swore Bridges was never a CPI On this same ground, he opposed
Harris, formerly a district direct- [member, the government charges. |a liberalized version of the Taft
or of the United Steelworkers of| Government attorneys are reJb,U’ P^P08^ by southern Demo
America this week was named |ported to have new evidence to|crats and sev«ral liberal
chief of the Economic Cooperation |show that Bridges was a CP mem-l??1®’ led by Sen* Llster
Administration mission in Sweden, [ber sometime between the year8|A,a:)-
Since October 1948 Harris has|1933 and 1945 If the court g0 finds| The problem of medical
been labor adviser to the Marshall |he’H be deported to his native Aus-|p€ople al,ready on relief can best
plan mission in France, where his Lra|ja |be met thru expansion of medical
work has been highly praised by| The‘ ILWU gtatement said that|care under th® pubI*c a8?istanfe
French democratic union leaders, the administration is “out to get” progr?m pr?vld®d o for, o,n
as well as ECA officials. In Sweden |Bridges because he has been a| amendments to the Social Security
he’ll succeed businessman John H. L8evere critic of the failurfi ofth Act now being considered by a
F. Haskell who resigned last administration to deliver its elec-H°use committee, Kingsley said. !n
month. |tion promises. [closing, he asked three questions
Harris is the second trade union-[ [about the Taft and Hill plans:
ist to assume a top ECA post in
izicat ttmioni
Europe. Last month John Gross,] AL* 1 [courage normally self-supporting
past president of the Colorado Fed-] Only two meetings will be [citizens to seek charity? 2—-Would
eration of Labor, took over the top I held this month. Nomination |it be possible, without such encour
spot in the Norwegian mission^ of officers will be held on June agement and without in some way
In 1943 and 1944 Harris was 14 with the election scheduled removing the onus which attaches
president of the Philadelphia In­ for the following meeting on to the “means test,” to bring into
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Leading proponents of both
lotion must depend upon public or
[private charity or go without the
I^P® of medical care that modern
Bridges and twol*?0? place much faith in
|other ILWU officers for perjury.[^untary insurance and in effect
All three lied In 1945 when theylwo“,d ™st,tute a “medical dole.”
JKxIIU Isuch sacrifices, have much to be I potters Chester Brunt and F. J. Glynn mix liquid clay at the Potters lnegg econcm sts who prophesied (meeting and assured the committee
Ithankful for. ». 1UnBlon at the AFL Union Industries Show )a8t week. The l*ve Ithat prices would be rock bottom|the park is in shape and ready
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|bers to their way of reasoning and| Washimrton LPA I—A rieareut*-------------------------------------------------lwage earner again going down-L th.e ti,me thp m°st h®8’1?
I I Washington (LPA) A clearcut*— [Here are some of the facts: |ful babies the state, through the
Sen. Kerr Ain’t
Sfin. Kfiff Ain I
wOOKinik HUH
Hill (D.
care for
I"1—£ood public policy to en-
Sftlle Thfl Qtllff
wvslw I IIv Wtill I
VfrIGS And
DeCOfll l*Ol RCIll S
jjrere .11 rent centre!, have been
On the same day that the Ne-[
braska state legislature over-rode
the governor’s veto, the Bureau of
Officers Elected By
Local Union No. 12 ror
William Rutter, trustee.
1-3 “19
HAND—Mrs. Ada Fagan of Cleveland helped Washington (LPA) —The busi-|a8erof Mora Park attended the
K—AFL| ,, r..& x—•
■■■«.■ a [forecast mass unemployment are|on June 18-
Ml If "p*!*
Sebring And Liverpool
Ball Clubs Picked To
Hay In Diamond Classic
Important announcements poured from the Picnic Committee after
its meeting last Saturday evening at national headquarters. The sports
committee led the field by releasing the contestants for the base ball
nme, while the transportation con: ttee stated large, comfortable
buses would leave the East Liverpool bus station, starting about 7:45
the morning of the picnic. The fare from East Liverp■ will be $1.75
for adults a round trip and 75 cents for Children. The buses will go
right into the park. Complete schedules as to the exact time the buses
will leave the terminal will be announced in next week’s Herald.
The Sebring Independents and the East Liverpool Greys will meet on
the diamond the afternoon at
I traction to settle the claims of each
Prices Up Again
But Shorter Week
Means Less Wages
tiaSaiBureau of Labor Statistics on April|doYn the giving away of the
115 was at a point 0.2% higher than Buick you will be hurrying over
Ifor the ba ball supremacy of the
I pottery ii.Uustry. These two clubs
lare said to boast exceptional talent
Iwith many players ripe for pluck
ing by scouts from the faster cir
I Mr. Max Rindin, general man-
JTA-l their
Iboth out on a limb. Latest figures| Now is the time to pick out a
|from government agencies show [comfortable pair of shoes, because
[that prices are rising again, and|even though the park is exception-
lthat is staying fairly|ally well plumed to shorten the
ipurcnasing power oi me averagei*
JdirtMce. ail point, of in-
V^e Jump’Tke^'ab^f tMn^.
PRICES—Retail and wholesale I Penny scramble, bathing beauty
[prices are again rising steadily.[parade, championship baseball
Th® consumers’ price index of thekame trac,k held events and
la year a*o. aad rose for the sec-ltbe Park order no* to misa a
[ond consecutive month. More re-|tb,ng.
[cent primary market prices indi-| When you enter the park you
Washington (LPA)—A bill now [cate a continued rise^lftfriBltttiJtfr|and the children will be given
before Congress could cost con-|May. [tickets which entitle you to parti
sumers of natural gas more than] WAGES—Arcrago Traddir yre»-[cipate in the drawing of fifty din
12 billion on their cooking andLnga for manufacturing workers Iner 8618 and pairs of skates,
heating bills during the next few|went down from in March lA dfamer even though you
years, according to Federal Power |to $52 62 in mid-ApriL This was [handle them all day will more than
Commissioner Leland Olds. Lainly accou .ted for by the short-lmake up for the trip and look at
Olds told a Senate committee |er week Averaging 38.3 |tb® &reat day of pleasure you will
last week that a measure proposed |hourg in mid.April, the work weeklhave
by Senators Robert S. Kerr (D,|^as a^ a post-war low. Hourly With the prizes that will be
Okla.) and Elmer Thomas (D,[wages stayed about the same, ex-[given away, it is practically im
Okla.) to free the natural gas in-[cept for a 1c an hour drop in the [possible to stay away. Potters can’t
dustry from federal regulation,[avorage pay in the miscellaneous [afford to miss the opportunity this
would mean an increase in gas|non-durable goods industries. [picnic presents. First place in the
prices for 40,000,000 people. EMPLOYMENT—The number of [paid-up dues event is worth
The extra money, he testified,] people employed in non-agricul-|$100.00 second place 100-piece
would go mostly to about 20 of theLUral establishments in mid-April [Warwick dinner set, next three
largest and most prosperous com-|wa? about the same as in mid- [places 53-piece Warwick dinner
panies, Olds showed, have been [March, the first time in three [sets, next five places one year’s
making very high profits un(ier[months that there wasn’t a decline [dues paid by the picnic committee.
FPC controls and have been ableLn employment. However, when the| Last and by no means the least,
tQ borrow capital at extremely low |facts for manufacturing industries [parents
interest rates. At the same time, [are listed alone, it is clear that [the two free hours in which all
federal regulation of gas rates has [there has been a drop of 330,000 in [rides throughout the park are free,
kept cost to consumers down more [the number of people employed From 10:00 a. m. until 12 noon,
than $500,000,000 each yea^ (during the one month from mid- (potters and their families can have
Sen. Kerr, who used to be gov-[March to mid-April. This was bal-|the time of their lives enjoying the
ernor of Oklahoma, owns a large [anced by the rise in public con-[many riding devices throughout
interest big gas and on opera- Ltruction and private homebuilding, |the park and it won’t cost a cent,
tions in that state. |and retail jobs. End-of-April fig- |That’s right—not a single penny
[ures, just made public, show that [will it cost Mom, Dad or the kid-
A Kbe namb®r people who had ap-|dies.
0 [ployment compensation
[plied for or were receiving unem-| There is only one Potters Picnic
The city councils of Sweetwater, [that they’ll try to get the bill to [plants when necessary to protect
Marshall and Corsicana, Tex., Del-|the floor this week. [the national health and safety,
ray Beach, Fla. and McAlester,] There are 54 Democrats and 421 As was true in the House’s first
Okla, have voted to remove all rent [Republicans in the Senate. About [consideration of T-H repeal this
controls effective immediately. The|a dozen of the Democrats may be-Jwill be a key point. While agreeing
Nebraska decontrol will become ef- |tray their party’s pledge and vote|to the plant seizure proviso, labor
fective next Nov. 1. |to “retain Taft-Hartley principles.”|has remained adamant in its objec
[Dixiecrats like Harry Byrd (D,[tion to anti-strike injunctions, for
[Va.) and Allen Ellender (D, La.)[which Taft and his Dixiegop
side guard Isaac James, inspector (have approached Sen. George Aiken
was sharp-[each year, so you can’t afford to
|ly lower than earlier that month, [have any conflicting dates for June
..- I I-------------------------------- -----------------118. Remember—the committee pro-
NOTICE LOCAL UNION 4 (mises you this outing will be the
Nomination of officeis for [best ever held for the potters and
Washington (LPA)—The entire] the new term will be held at |you can be assured you will like
state of Nebraska and five cities in] meeting on June 13. All mem-. [Beautiful Idora Park better than
Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida last bers are urged to be present. |any you have ever visited..
week joined the ranks of areas
Labor Statistics reported that their
rent figures showed a rise of 0.2% Washington (LPA)—Republican[Hberal Republican support for
from mid-March to mid-April even [charges that President Truman |pro-labor bill.
before the new rent law’s effect are [and his Democratic supporters] Last week Sen. Hubert Hump
known. In New York City, the in-|want to delay action on Taft-Hart- |hrey (D, Minn.), one of the most
crease over a three-month period pey law repeal, so that they can [forthright Senate foes of T-H, said
was 0.6% for rents surveyed. The|use it as a campaign issue in 1950, [that he favored including in the
BLS figures admittedly under-state [were refuted last week when Dem-[repealer a section providing for
the extent of rent rises. [ocratic Senate leaders announced [government seizure of struck
Hobert A. Taft’s own| Meanwhile, over on the House
[“compromise.” [side of Capitol Hill, Labor Com-
At the last meeting of Local] Pro-administration Democrats,|mittee Chairman John Lesinski
Union No. 12, officers for the next [however, believe that they can re-[announced that his committee will
six months were elected. The new[duce the number of defections by] have a new repealer ready for pre
officials who will be installed at [amending the pro-union Thomas-] sentation to the House before the
the next regular meeting on June [Lesinski bill along lines agreed to[end of June. Rep. Augustine Kelley
7, are as follows: Guy Digman,[by organized labor. |(D, Pa.), floor leader in the House
president Harold Haines, vice pre-| But some Republican votes will [fight for repeal, disclosed that he’s
sident John Weber, recording sec-[still be necessary to pass the ad-|turned down a place on the US
retary Francis Cubberly, secre-[ministration’s final proposal. Reco-[delegation to the Int’l Labor Or
tary-treasurer Floyd McCune, in-|gnizing this, union representatives[ganization meeting in Geneva.
(R, Vt.) to get his help in winning
With Kelley away the Labor
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