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They especially stressed that we
had union seniority as against their
shop seniority. They convinced, it
seems, the majority of employees,
that if the Brotherhood should win
the election that employees woUl9
be discharged at the demand of the
Brotherhood and that members
from various local unions outside
of New Castle would go in and,
take over their respective jobs.
They had a big party last Sat
urday night with the usual free
drinks and eats and a $200 dbor
prize to attract these people to the
meeting. This enabled the C. I. O.
spokesmen to continue their re
peated lies and misstatements*^?-'
garding the National Brotherhood
Operative Potters. A rumor was
afloat to^the effect that the C. I. O.'
did not provide the $200 for the
door prize that a party outside of
any labor organization furnished
^this money, for what purpose, rep
resentative Neff of the G. I. O.
could best explain.
Brotherhood representatives
Slaven, Chadwick and Turner spent
much of their time during recent
months in advancing the cause of
the Brotherhood among these work
ers. Members of Local Union No.
133 contributed much towards the
fine showing the Brotherhood made
in thfe election. A strange anomaly
in connection with the campaign’to
win the election, the C. I. O. re
peatedly stressed the necessity of
a wage increase for the Shenango
workers. Then came the following
in one of their pamphlets: “Who
Said Ten Per Cent? Certain
stooges of the N. B. of O. P. claim
they will get you a ten percent
wage raise if you vote N. B. of
O. P. They know that the N. B. of
O. P. shops that have granted ten
percent are working reduced crews
two and three days per week. They
know that if it were possible to
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Upholds Action
Of Delegates At
55th Convention
LIBRARIAN) A. F. OF
lA. F. OF L. BUILDING
WASHINGTON, D. C.
MEMBER
INTERNATIONAL LABOR
NEWS SERVICE
VOL. XLIII, NO. 17
xt 1 u 1 a- n
different nationalities as
in potteries covered by
with the Brotherhood:
35
Trenton, J-—Local Union
has held only two meetings during
the summer months and these ses
sions have not been too well attend
ed as our members preferred to
seek cooler places than their local
union meeting hall.
As a result, the delegates to the
convention did not make their re
port until our last meeting. After
hearing the report of each day’s
proceedings, a notion was made
and passed without a dissenting
vote, upholding the action taken by
the delegates on all resolutions
and their decision as well on the
trial proceedings.
The members of Local Union 35
Bare hoping now that our house is
^in order, we can work together in
a true brotherhood spirit for the
good and welfare of the N. B. of
O. P. and for the brotherhood of
all men not only in this great
country of ours, but throughout
the world.
The auditing committee made
their report and found the funds
solvent.
Officers Yor the next six months
were installed as follows: Joseph
P. Brown, president A. Kepis, vice
president John Briel, treasurer
Charles Raywood, financial secre
tary Dorothy Bissett, recording
secretary Bertha Baker, fines sec
retary. —O.C. 35
Brotherhood Is Defeated J®"'1.1* "on(ore.d.
In Vote For Bargaining ueiasi™ iL u11
Agent At Shenango PlantEsSs4
VllVn VII vvgfte
i Inessed in this troubled world, that
The National Labor Relations Board election conducted at thelof 1)ninn m„n
Shenango Pottery last Tuesday resulted in a vote of 1161 for the Steel LT.vTn#Apiiin„
v tSLu mdJ
Workers of America, C. I. O., 915 for the National Brotherhood of I®?™ 0 PaX tribute to a m.in
Operative Potters giving the C. I. O. the necessary majority enabling |taey had often disagreed with, but
them to continue as the collective bargaining agent of these workers, (never had lost respect for or never
This was the culmination of a very intensive and spirited campaign [accused of being unfair,
between the two organizations in an effort to win the favor of the maj-| The guest of honor at this event
ority of the employees. Prior to the election, the C. I. O. published and |was Mr Fred Bentley retiring
dirtributed many pamphlets misstating many many truths regarding rintendent of thc Mu’tua| lant
the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters' aet.vit.ea. They played! t0„ Potteries c„ ^ho I
up very strongly an assertion to*** —1 »i
the effect that the National Bro
therhood of Operative Potters
practiced racial and sex discrimin
ation. Employees in this plant ar£
of many
they are
contract wim me Drviircrnwu,
however, they have women doing
many of- the skilled trade opera
tions receiving rates of pay consid
erably less than provided in our
contract for the same work.
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IL* AO BAfZIl |affor
LOvfll N0a Qfc Will
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noio mii-biiiy
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O.C. 42 ]a.
A large number of the employees
had signed up for membership in
|AuKust 27th and expect to return
|to this country the latter part of I
(October.
Salem, Ohio—The Salem China] The toastmaster of the evening
Co. picnic was a huge success and|was y No. 49 vice President! XT v i «.i ak naosed
we take our hats off to Russ Lott- |joe Valentine who first asked those I Trenton, N. Y. Local 4o
man and his committee in making (present to speak of their relations |ano^er mfies^one ,n
thi. year', outing one to bt re- fct?he*f
membered. The only complaint is |mittees that were asked to meet |ret,r^ent of Mr. Fred Bentl y
that more of our members should |with Mr. Bentley. When all present (superintendent of the Mutiial
have been present. (had spoken his piece, the toast- reIT-
Highlighting the day’s events (master found they had taken his I President George Pearson
was the oldtimers baseball game (rehearsed speech and covered every (ounced that all, regular oust
between employees from the North (phase of it so thoroughly that he (and formalities would be siMpen
and South end of the plant. The|had to fall back on relating hisjed and Brothers Charles mi
boys from the North were the (own experiences concerning his as- (Edgar Shuman and Robert an
winners, thanks to the Dale Mit-Lociations with Mr. Bentley. |nah wer® ?a,led on to e8C?,5 u
chell fieldinsr of Merl Wrieht The I n
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score was 12-11 then. Pre8enfod Mr. Bentley pieglakf Mr. Schlieckert, Mr.
svuie Wdb Lt. LL. Iwith a savings bond and cautioned!. rnii K nni Mr Harber
Bro. Roy McCartney carried off|him about taking it with him when|. the nlatform
honors for the largest family with|he goes to England, as they have| kv
Mrs. Jennie Quinn and her spouse (learned to love American bonds There they ^,ere welcomed y
awarded the prize for the oldest (over there. Mr. Valentine called ft*”* President, Fourth Vice Pa
MUple. Lpon Mr. Bentley for a resume of Pyles Zimmer andI First, VJ
Now that the picnic is over the|his early days in the potting trade. presented vfrith a Bond
next event on the social calendar Mr. Bentley, a skilled raconteur of
will be the 50th anniversary many years standing, entertained as smtll tokei^nf W^ppr«ia
jubilee. Bro. Robert Morrow and (those present with many humorous |tlon an1 esteem.
his committee are leaving no stone (anecdotes and scenes he had wit-
j.
ai ffbl »|Steve Nowicki,
KFA[ fl PF n A An Igh ipf
I flKvv I 0 llaUlU Ull|ers’Fusco,
Elf A Al FlAPflAll
the Brotherhood earlier this year(fAilA
and efforts were immediately in-1rirSl |J|J
stituted to request bargaining]
■rivtiivi llvVII VIIIVI|Getz Wm Tonne Chas# McGuire,[opportunity to attend.
Tft*L/jTa DofllA
rights of the company Because of Wa8hington (LpA)_Not count.
l'ng
it ewM81n.oMa«rvn fj. RrnthZrhonH
officials to petition the National
rr^ n s... v
ducted
4 An,'*'
Iguest of honor accompanied by
1
Inessed personally, with everyone |ing the members very sincerely
the (begging for more. 1 (for their gift, |heir good will, the
is a Mr. J. Quigley told of thfe good (expressions of friendship and the
fea-(works of Br. Bentley during the (good wishes he received on every
his (last depression and said he will be (hand.
unturned in their efforts to com
memorate the occasion and
first thing they are planning
Hill-Billy and amateur show
turing Woody Woodell and
Range Riders from Sharon,
The show will be held in
Salem High School Auditorium on
Sept. 21. We hope to have a large (monument to Mr. Bentley will be| Local 45 and his association with
attendance. |the Christmas fund for retired (sanitary potters such as ‘Locomo-
Pa. (missed by all the members of the| He recounted some of his many
the (health committee. (experiences as our boss, but more
President Dolan said the best (particularly of his early days in
Mr. Harrison Keller, formerly of (employees, of which he was the] tive Dick’which were received with
the Linfoges China Co. is our new (originator and guiding spirit since]so much laughter and applause we
vice president. We extend to him|its inception. |are sure every one had a good
our heartiest congratulations and| Alec Hendrie said Mr. Bent-|time.
wish him great success (ley’s good deeds were so numerous] We are only sorry there were
Work at this time-eeoms to be onFhat wi" "eyer conM‘ to not more ja-eaent but we had a
the increase and we hone it con-|con‘P,etely- |fairly good turnout at that,
tinues
I
Financial secretary, A. J. Has-] Mr. Rydstrom, president of
(sail said some men have success (Trenton Potteries Co. regretted his
it seems that some people in ourL^j-y^ UpOn them, others climb to|absence due to a previous engage
organization do not understand on the shoulders of their fellow|ment and sent a telegram of good
now a union operates. This scribe ]workers end others earn it the hard (wishes. Mr. Aitkin who is enjoy
beneves it would be an education |way which was the case with Mr. |ing his retirement at Sky Top in
mdividuals if they could (Bentley. |the Poconos was unable to accept
put themselves out to attend at] Those .present at the festivities|our invitation.
least one meeting a month. [included J. Quigley, J. Valentine,] We sincerely thank the manage-
Hassall, M. Fabiano, Alec]ment for changing the work
[Hendrie, Sam Clark, Ed Carroll, [schedule at our request so that
Labor Relations Boatd for an dec-Spratt f^d^U to
Iwas
Roy Pitroski, Don [those who would have been work-
(O’Neill, J. Lukas, J. Krecicki, G. |ing that evening were given the
Joe Farletta, G. Saund-] Mr. PieSlak spoke very briefly
Les Schek, Ed Ford, Dave [mentioning the very successful
Slaven, P. Fierabend, W. Haas, [management-labor polices which
(Torn Conroy, Tom Pimlott, Law-(had been followed by Mr. Bentley
HbIvvIIvII |rence Dolan, W. Cartlidge, and Joe (and which he intended to continue.
(Ciesielski.
The National Brotherhood of| Work continues slow
Operative Potters has made stren-|with many members
uous efforts to assist the employees (from their vacations to
of the Shenango Pottery Co. to ob-(selves with three and
tain the benefits of collective bar-(work per week,
gaining under the banner of the|
Brotherhood.
L| I |M 11611811 £(86160
I Refreshments were' served by
at present [Bro. George Smith and his com*
returning [mittee and we can only say that
find them- [he is following in fathers footsteps
four days I (Turn to Page Two)
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unempioiunent compensation
laim
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veterans the num- Lolling along in fine manner We
the lowest it has been during |bad for the future.
The Pittsburgh Regional office [1949, jn the week ended August 13. The company is demanding a
of the National Labor Relations Bureau of Employment Security [better finish on the ware and is
Board set Wednesday, August 24 |figure8 show that this isn’t unusu- (discouraging any loafing on the
a‘s^ date for balloting and con-|a^ though, at this time of year. (job. It behooves each and every
t-ue.ed the election. (Nearly every year, new applicants |one of us to give a reasonable day’s
■A’Vft***^ ft* f* **1 MX teO W JfclV «l 1 VHP VI IQ Ml V
The Brotherhood and a C.I.O.Ifor insurance benefits became few-lwork of good quality, and then we
affiliate were listed on the ballot |er in August and September. (will have a firm basis on which to
and the employees were to choose I Though the size of the average Istand when we ask for new con
which organization they wished to I jobless benefit check was the high- (cessions from the company.
represent them in collective bar-|est it has ever been, it was still] Our new officers are Charles
gaining with their employer. [only $20.36 during July. (Mitchell, president Austin Mc-
President James M. Duffy de-| On the less hopeful side, more |Cann, vice president Harold Snow
livered a stirring address over the (people were staying jobless. Con-(financial secretary A. S. Ruther
radio to employees of the Shen- |tinued claims, people who have been |ford, defense secretary Robert
ango plant on the eve of the elec-(unemployed for a full week before (Bohannon, secretary, and Arthur
tion, stressing the benefits to be (August 13 totaled 2,154,400 as com-1 Bonebrake, guapd.
gained by affiliating with the Bro-(pared with 2,119,100 for the pre-| We have a new shop committee
therhood in preference to an or-|vious week. Much of the rise rep-(that is functioning quite well and
ganization whose representatives (resented jobless veterans, who un-|we advise all to tell your griev
are not familiar with the. work in til the expiration of the 52-20 pro-|ances to them, not to each other. -.
the pottery industry. |gram had been counted separately.
Eljc JMtevs llerdd
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EAST LIVERPOOL OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1949
Wage Conference Opens Sept. 13YEARPER
,w.„.v„„. v..re Of tn.!.! DREAM BUILDING-Am.lg.m.ted Meat Cutter, Butcher To. much praiw cannot be given
fo'enty-one years of^ trials|Workmen.AFL are at la8t getting a building of their own. The archi- Bros. Freddie (Red) Hayes, com-P*™
Kh X£XB tt. Afl.~IA1
:e
Mr. Bentley responded by thank-
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Kokomo, Ind,—Local 26 is still
|aiK tribulat,ons iu that position re-Leets drawing (above) shows how attractive the new headquarters will|mittee ch airman and Clifford Ad-|warded to the manufacturers by Secretary Chas. F. Jordan.
i
Itil7 MUgUSL1Sl2r K Briniari^ WOrk?nf 8pac£2h!L.structure will also serve as a mem- cock ‘wdl the rest of thJ The conference opens Tuesday, Sept. 13 when the first session with
Ufi|f| |l||| Il 11 |lf
Local 45 Pays Tribute To Official Of
Mutual Pottery Upon His Retirement
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I nomas M. I 1366
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1 I 111 AC hl 111 laA
LIIIIUgteA Vlllllfl VUsL
IlniAne
AlIaCK unions
an a an 11*1
Sfifikinir 12V Hlkfi la
pressure than I’ve ever seen in my
o
3 1949 &
A Great Success
|reS^‘- Mr- and Mrs. Bentleys im-(onal to Amalgamated members who gave their lives in World War II. |cornmjttee for the efforts they put|t^e manufacturers will be held and will meet daily until an amicable
jx.* thi jou^bj-^Xeiir'z^
and the Gladding-McBane Com-|petition sent to our
Congressmen] That the 33 cents per clock hour shall be returned to its
pany of Los Angeles, Calif. |on the importation of Puerto Rican foriner status and that this shall be made retroactive to the first
Mr. and Mrs. Place, with their|and foreign ware. February, 1949 in its entirety.
son, Donald, will move to Salem| The committee reported that| 19- That anytime a new shape or individual article is started
in the near future where they will while manager Bill McKinney was •l“" »*“i "n"1
be joined later by their daughter, rather tight with the puree strings (|ie menibe„ of the Nation.| Brotherhood of Opera
Margaret, who is a senior at the (on adjusting any inequities, he had Potters shall be granted a substantial wage increase.
University of Southern .California (been willing in many, many in-] 21. That the necessary funds be provided for a retirement
at Los Angeles. They have another htances to adjust working condi- and welfare program for all employees.
son, Thomas, Jr., who is married |tions of the jobs to bring them in 22. That the employers provide one forty hour week vacation
and now living in Los Angeles. |line with the others, and in some with pay to all employees with one year of service instead of the
|cases hud adjusted prices when it two percent.
|could be proven that it was the That the employers provide two forty hour weeks
AHaaIt
OIIno person car1 say that Bill Me*
When Murray declared that he|Forinei. poffpr Cfon5 p" longshore strike remained a
didn’t intend to be “blackjacked,” K |snarl of possibilities,
committee member Eugene Cox|n -At rieauquai’lerS Cyrus S. Ching, director of the
(D, Ga.) chimed in that he “wasn’t] .. (Federal Mediation and Conciliation
in favor of pressure tactics” being Harry. BancoJk’ potter Service was expected to be invited
n |was a visitor at Headquarters on IJ" .1 n
used on Congress.
...u., dby sides to participate ne-
None of the AFL postal work- |1)I?aday- Mr- Hancock who is got jboth
atjong un
i eag a settlement could
era' union, spent enough on lobby- ™-tmg h1? cousin, former sixth I*. weekend.
ing this year to be listed at all |vlce president George Turner, Ith Ching would accept was
among the big spenders. AFL it- ?Te8“r‘™^eJ*" w"k- not certain.
t““ EriSn’MXT As»'n“ Sd R«“ the't°^d! i"„ 1M0 “h» he' Ute l«t week, afte.'direct ne
Committee for Constitutional Gov't Imoved to Pittsburgh to enter the ^“^"‘Ynternatoal iX"
SUy08'397 “nd $3°6'297’
The nressure that Murray ob- (business and professional men. (Union and local stevedoring com
joJed TtoXfolent" "curred Recalling Ms eariy day. at th.Uta, g*
when the unions were forced to (bench, Mr. Hancock inquired about pident of the ILWU, declared that
get 300 members of Congress to Imany of his former shopmates and h[*e union would settle for less than
sign a discharge petition in order (would like to hear from them. Hisljbe 32-cent houriy boost .^ich it
to get the postal pay bill out of address is 518 Arch Street, North- had been demanding since the
the Civil Service Committee. They side, Pittsburgh, Pa. strike began on May 1, nearly four
are now circulating a similar peti-| Mr. Hancock made a trip to Eng-|month®
tion to get it out of the Rules Com-(land last year and told of his visit] But the companies announced
mittee. |to a pottery in Yorkshire. (that they would insist on bargain-
*"""aiiidiC"it?Ot Representatives of NBOP
(and 8-year-old races, thinking that |rank and Ple’ sanctioned this anode of tiu /el upon request.
invniao m. iavc °frte USPA' wl" pres,,e
Named Manager Of
In addition to his duties at Se- J?nts *ho ccoPerated in making] decorating simp shgJlJMCpe to cents per hour over the minimum.
kr,nr PI™* wiiKaet in th* Ham* Ith18 affa,r successful, and appre-1 6. That the minimum hourly rate for journeymen decal work
2?A J^ lciation. the potters in this area era shall not be less than $1.33 per hour.
do weH to keeP th‘S list to I 7. That warehoime Ubprerssteil be granted three eeate^aa
tions of American Limoges ^’Jna||oojc over wfoen shopping: I th* hour above eoinmoR labor. ThM the apprentice scale shall be
which includes the Warwick China] revised to read: First six months, $1.19Vi second six months,
Division at Wheeling, W. Va. **ay Mens store (who also do-] $1,23 third six months, $1.27 fourth six months, $1.31 Third year,
Place? is not a stranger to the|natfs two pair of. w°rk P^1118 a*| $1.36 after third year $1.43. Thisli warehousemen.
Limoges organization. He has been tac.h., uni°" ™^ng) V e s tai g, That the printer rate shall be $1.75 per hour
emnloved aB consulting ceramiclBaird s’ McCrackens, Hollywood] 9. All extra glost drawing shall be given to waredressers.
nlantft wall (Fashions, Oscars’ Club, Base Hit, 10. When a jiggerman is hurt on the job or hospitalized, and
as acting the same capacity .for |Trio Club, Jackg Crab Shack the old jiggerman shall be given available work so as not to lose
^“lX"nCCompSae„b,
Salem, and other ceramic plants in|^ p10,’, n8rsw cutting cup handles and that this amount shall be paid by the firm
Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York,l?h“P Prenls o Jewelers, Woiffs I t„ whiv„\U(s tll. Undies.
Michigan and Illinois. IJewelers, San Pablo Auto Supply,! 12. t|„ cup jiggerman shall take hia count from the jigger.
„_land so many service stations it I 13 The price per dozen on one man operated jigger shall be
Limoge s new general manager]wou|j require too much space to| the same rate as jiggermen receive when working with a full crew,
is a graduate of the New iorkLjst a]| them That the rate paid to jiggermen for working with less
State College of Ceramics and| remiiar meetinir the I than a fuH crew shall be 79 cents per day for each helper absent,
has had broad experience in the| .... as ,r meet*n£ tne| 15 When changing moulds the mouldrunner, batterout, and
dinner ware and other ceramic aud,t,n* committee’s report was up bailer shall receive the same amount of pay as jiggerman.
fields. He was for a time directly|app™ved’ as *el1 a8 the report of 18 A|| cupg made jigger by hand the price shall be
associated with the Mount Clem-Iby Bro- °Jto cam,"!uVee on raised 25 cents per 100 dozen on the base price. ...
one Pntterv Comnanv Mount!the recent collection held for an| 17. That the clay shall be delivered to the workmens bench
rhnwbl. MW. the Warwick China!unfortunate brother. and the
scraps taken away, also ware carried away from the em
SSTlX. W. va. Also the report on the .atest
and 80-year-old races were be-L. .President James Duffy, Brotherhood spokesman and Joseph M.
Mo^an rtartTd SrtSJSl F’lluW,ng *re ,he »tataitta. -tatatod to th. manufacturers:
Irumor that brother Morgan’s beau-1 When work becomes slack and an employee is working
|tiful Polka-dot shirt was a pajamal forty hours or less per pay they shall be allowed to work it in one
anj attempt^ to have him re-1
Imoved from the park I 3. When an employee reports for work and none is available
Sebring, Ohio—Thomas M. Place .. .1 the employee shall be paid for four hours at his prevailing rate
of Los Anaeles Calif has assum-l The management of the plant] of pay.
2 hi« duties as general manner came as ^ests of the ,ocal and 3. That an apprenticeship be set up for maintenance men.
tho Amumnan I imno-ac rhinn |walked away with several prizes. First three months, laborers’wages Second three months, 5 cents
nionf iw,a Un an. I Local 165 of El Cerrito had a| per hour increase Second six months, 5 cents per hour increase
Corn^ny plant e. He fills the|delegat.on present anJ two of Third six months, 5 cents per hour increase after fourth six
position recently held by J. Har-| LIoyd Burris and Fioyi| months, 15 cents per hour increase after third year, journeymen’s
nson Keller, who accepted a posi-1 7 rate of pay.
tion as vice president of the Salem] 4. Maintenance men shall be classed as skilled labor.
China Company. Following is a list of local mer-1 5. That all girls working on a continuous conveyor in the
Cam«0™* ineouity.I with pay to all cmploycA With Sve ycure «f cerv.ee instead the
I
^as no^. been honorable in] .: anj one-half regardless of hours worked.
dea*‘n^ ^b the local, 24 When piece work packers are required to pack day work,
Ias we]| as hjs recognition of the paid at the rate of their average hourly earnings.
(necessity of the union and what it 25. That all kilnmen’s work week shall start the first day the
Washington (LPA) Postal ®wi-]stan({s for jn short time he man works in the week, regardless of the day of the week.
ployes’ unions were
bitterly attack- |haS been in Richmond, he has won 26. That a special conference be held to adjust the rate of
ed last week by Rep. Tom Murray (himself many friends. pay of the selectors in chinaware shops. ......
(D, Tenn.), chairman of the House] The ... ifti f. 11 27. That a uniform rate of pay be established for different
Civil Service Committee,, for tak-l jtin for a g.„t type, of .utomgtic »nd eemi-.utom.tic jiggere,------------------------------
ing .n active interest |n pay raise.I jndustry aigning I-------------------- ..
OFFICIAL ORGAN
NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD
OF OPERATIVE POTTERS
Buckhorn, Pablo Club, I new jiggerman brings his own crew on the job, then the crew of
$2.00
And USPA Set Date For
Drafting Now Agreement
making possible the most success-]
ful picnic in the local’s history. Following a meeting of members of the United States
The committee had promised the|Potters Association held Tuesday at the East Liverpool Coun
members everything except a|try Club, Brotherhood officials and representatives of the
beautiful day and the weather man!manufacturers announced that Lake Placid, N. Y. will be the
obliged us with a real sunny Cali-(scene
for the 1949 wage conference to be held in September,
forma day. A good crowd was
oo| Propositions adopted at the 55th national convention for
games prizes°yetc 6 men ’(consideration at the joint conference committee between rep-
National Brotherhood of Operative Pot-
,an,d the Un,tel States Putters AssocmtJOn, have been for-
th.om
klete ’suceens it waa Por the next tw0 years.
Official notification to all affiliated locals will be mailed from head
Tne only trouble throughout thelquarfera as soon as the necessary details have been worked out. In all
day was when three elderly gentle-(probability a special railroad coach will transport delegates to the
men named John Lelli, Joe Duart (scene of the conference. This arrangement has proved very popular
and Sal Freschi, not hearing so|at the last two wage conferences in Washington and Atlantic City and
jwell, kept trying to enter the 7 (Brotherhood officials, ever willing to cr*perate with the wishes of the
work performed on Sa.urday and Sunday shall
May Ask Mediation Head To Unsnarl
Lek Strike If Deadlock Unbroken
mu u
Honolulu (LPA)—The Hawai-
ing below the 14-cent raise propos
ed several weeks ago by a fact
finding board named by Governor
Ingram M. Stainback of Hawaii.
Thus the deadlock that would
result in the invitation to Ching
seemed to have occurred. Since the
union’s wage demand only amount
ed to parity or near parity with the
mainland, it was clear that the
companies by their stubborness
were playing into the hands of the
Communists.
While the new negotiiations were
getting under way Governor Stain
back was getting ready to sign a
new piece of anti-labor legislation
passed by the territorial legisla
ture. This law would tighten up
Hawaii’s new stevedoring act bar
ring striking against the govern
ment, picketing the docks and re
fusing to handle cargo worked by
government stevedores. The gov
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