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AFL Labor News Service
International Labor News Service
and Labor Press Association, Inc.
Vacations are coming to an end
for this year, but they have been
greatly enjoyed in spite of the
weather. Anyone who got more
^^than two or three clear days was
^RPvery lucky. Brother Hannah plans
an auto trip to Canada this coming
week. Brother Ansell has just re
turned after his two weeks Clar
ence Brewer is in Florida and we
hear Charlie Johnson is flying to
Trenton Potteries C0.1
Grants Ten Cents Wage
Boost To Locals 45,49,87
Trenton, N. J.—The Trenton Potteries Company has offered a ten
cent an hour raise to take effect October 23. The Conference Committees
of Locals 45, 49 and 87, headed by First Vice President E. L. Wheatley
and Organizer James Solon have been working hard to bring this about
for the past two months. Although the final outcome was not all they
and hoped for, we feel under the circumstances they have done very well.
We sincerely thank Mr. Rydstrom and all company officials for
their understanding and coming to our aid in these trying times. We
wish this merry-go-round of increasing cost of living and taxes could
stop, but until it does we can only combat it in the only way we know.
There are a few pieces made by
our people that are such poor jobs
that no one wants them. Scattered
around, one to a man over his regu
lar day’s work, causes much dissat
isfaction. We wish something could
be done about these pieces.
England for his time off. Brothers
Jack Turner, Howard Nugent, Jack
Macaulay, Dick Swick, Jack Harp
er and Stanley Zoltanski left to go
into the service recently. We wish
them the best of luck and take this,
opportunity of thanking the Tren
ton Potteries Company for the!
extra week vacation with pay, so
generously given to them. I
Thomas Eyers, one of 45’s old
timers, died recently. Flowers were
sent and the sincere sympathy of
the local extended.
Bud Templeton, Russ Southard,
Andy Werner and Joe Abrams
have been repprted sick, but we
hope they are better now.
Frank Civinski lost an uncle and
aunt in one week. He has every-:
one’s sympathy. Several fellowl
workers were pallbearers.
Mr. Rydstrom is kept busy-fly-,
ing between here and California.
Some of our key men are to make
their homes out there in the future.,
We hope they will like it. Do we
hear our brothers of that State say
we don’t even have to hope it!
We were glad to read in the
Herald that most of the sanitary
firms are going to the aid of their
employees financially, that help:
all of us and minimizes unfair com
petition. We hope it will also help
our brothers in general, china ware
and other branches. —O.C. 45
Big, Bold Taft
.. Is Crying 'Quit
Picking On Me'
Cleveland, Ohio (LPA)
Robert A. Taft, Mr. Republican, is
now crying that the opposition is
“intimidating” the voters.
His campaign manager, Willis
D. Gradison, wired to State Auditor
Joseph T. Ferguson, Democratic
nominee against Taft, asking Fer
guson to “call off the campaign of
intimidation by your supporters.”
Ferguson, in a personal letter to I
Taft, replied “If any of your gang
knows of any workers being inti
midated it is your duty to report
the incident to the proper author
ities. The fact that you haven’t
either means that your intimida
tion propaganda is more of your
fantastic dreams, or else you are
still the same sorry spectacle you
were when you opposed nearly
every legislative measure in the
US Senate designed to protect na
tional security.”
Walter Reuther, president of the
Auto Workers, in a speech in
Columbus, charged Taft was
“blocking the road to social justice
in America.” Taft thought that
over for a day and the best retort
he could muster was “I’ve been for
as many social justice measures as
anyone in Congress.” And then he
threw in the one about “outsiders”.
Blabbed Taft, “I don’t think the
people of Ohio are going to listen
to a Michigan labor leader coming
here and calling me names.”
If Pay
Increase For
Clothing Workers
New York (LPA)—A 12%-cent
wage increase has beets granted
150,000 members of Amalgamated
Clothing Workers, in the men’s and
boys’ clothing industry.
Only brief negotiations preceded
the industry-wide agreement, ef
fective Nov. 20, which both sides
agreed was justified by the steady
rise in living costs.
A joint statement by the union
and the Clothing Manufacturers’
Ass’n of the USA declared that
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Man Who May Set
Pay-Price Ceiling
Named By Truman
W«chino-inn pa 1 Chnmninnc I
The man appointed is Dr. Alan
Valentine, former president of the
IR KI TIC I 001*116$
University of Rochester. His ex*|lR||| MaBiaHoIi'VA
perience in government service is
I Will NallUllOllwV
limited to two years as chief of|_
the ECA mission in the Nether- IQyaa|
lands. The predicters had neverlWlwVlj I will llfll Iv
heard of him. Or if they had, it I
was as head of the Democrats fori London (LPA)—Britain’s labor
Wilkie in 1940. I government will take over the iron
In labor circles the tendency was and ateel J"dust,ry Feb’ 15’ *be
to wait and see what Valentine doesl^mstry of Supply announced Oct.
in the job. He’s a director of sev-ly#
eral corporations including Baushl Nationalization of steel is one of
4. Lomb Optical Co., which has I the labor government’s chief aims
been linked to a nazi cartel, and I in its program of modified social
Buffalo, Rochester 4 Pittsburgh I ism. Basic legislation was passed
Rwy. Co. He comes from Rochest-|in 1949 over bitter opposition from
er, where reactionary publisher I the Conservatives.
Frank Gannett exerts quite a bit! The government will purchase
of influence. (Gannett is the man I the securities of 92 companies and
who dreamed up the Committee for I transfer them to the Iron 4 Steel
Constitutional Government, o I Corporation, a government com
anti-labor, anti-Fair Deal lobby.) Ipany. Private owners of the secur-
On the other hand, labor attaches I ities will be reimbursed, through
in the Netherlands ECA Mission, I perhaps not as heavily as they
had no complaint about the cooper-1 would like. However, payments will
ation they got from Valentirie. I total 300,000,000 (about $840,
The job that faces him is so 1000 by the present exchange rate),
large that even a superman would I Earliest possible date at which
have trouble filling it. He is the I the 92 companies could be taken
man who is to establish price and lover is Jan. 1. The February date
wage ceilings. I set by the Ministry of Supply was
The language of the Defense I believed to indicate that Prime
Production Act also orders him to I Minister Clem Attlee has no inten
“plan and develop both short andltion of dissolving Parliament be
long-range price and wage stabil-lfore late winter or early spring,
ization policies and measures and I In other words, there will be no
create the necessary organization I elections before mid-February un
for their administration.” (less Winston Churchill’s Conserva-
He also is supposed to “inform Itives can unhorse the Labor Party
the public, agriculture, industry l*n a vo*e confidence,
and labor concerning the need fori The government survived such a
stabilization and encourage and (vote recently on the steel national
promote voluntary action to thislization question by the narrow
end consult and advise with thelmargin of six. Churchill himself
government officials responsible jhad moved “no confidence” after
for procurment, production, man-(the government said it was going
power, and rent control and forlahead with its nationalization pro
(Tun to Page Three) (gram.
AFL Seamen Win
Meanwhile, the British Labor
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International Union-AFL and the|K^^ C/V V
National Maritime Union have won( /Tt av ..
a wage increase of 6.38 percent I Washington (LPA) Mushroom
for 50,000 American seamen. |,n» Pnces and the feelin« tha* im’
|Pending attempts to stabilize wages
The new contract, which rawtl in ineduitieS have
be ratified by both memberahip.,1, uni throllgh(urthe natio„
were announced Oct 9 to become] increases since the out
effective Oct. 15. After that date,lk JMtiljtie, in Korea ute
the base pay for an able seaman,|.n june
index of the industry, was to be(
$248.41 a month. Old rate was| In general, employers have taken
$233.51, including a $7.50 monthly Khe ,view that the increases were
clothing allowance which was made (inevitable and have granted them
part of the actual wages in the] but not without bitter disputes
new agreements. (at many points. A feature of many
In addition, the unions won al|°f the new contracts is that they
100 percent increase in war risk in-(Provide for automatic raises next
surance and negotiated a new $2.50 (year and the year after, thereby
a day bonus for sailing in certain (poring a knotty problem for any
war areas. These two provisions (stabilization agency. Such auto
were to run 90 days from Sept. 3o|matic raises next year and the year
when World War II benefits stop-|a^ter» thereby posing a knotty pro
ped with the expiration of the|blem *r any stabilization agency.
Maritime War Emergency Board.|Such automatic raises anticipate
(Danger on the high seas fromprther inflation as well as great
floating mines kept World War Il|er productivity. Here are a few of
benefit rules in effect until that j^e wage hikes unions have obtain
date.) (ed:
Chief difference between the two( The United Auto Workers, a few
contracts lies in application of (days after the outbreak in Korea,
overtime pay and in pay for long-j^on a five-cent hourly pay boost
shore work. All SIU members mak- |for 30,000 workers at Briggs Man
ing more than $254.49 a month will jufacturing Co. in Detroit. In Grand
be paid $1.54 an hour for overtime (Rapids, Mich., in mid-July, 1350
while those making less will get (won a package 10.93-cent increase
$1.22. Old rates were $1.45 and (at the American Seating Co. after
$1.15. In the NMU agreement, the (an eight-week strike. A few days
dividing line is $262.47 a month, (later in Milwaukee the United
giving SIU members a minute ad- |Auto Workers-AFL gained 10 cents
vantage. For longshore work, SIU (hourly, retroactive to Sept. 11,
members will receive $1.69 an hour|1947, and a straight 10 cents
with time-and-a-half for overtime, (across-the-board in a five-year
NMU members will get $1.76 for (contract with Briggs-Stratton Corp,
both straight time and overtime. (The hike followed a 15-week strike
The agreements were negotiated (last spring and 73 brief work-stop
under re-opening clauses. (pages. The gain is equivalent to a
FEAR MANPOWER SHORTAGE—Chairman W. Stuart Symington of the National Security Resources
at Washington s favorite parlor l®081^ meets with Labor Secretary Maurice Tobin (left) and^Defenst^Secretary George C. Marshall (right)
i Ito iron out an 4
game—predicting political appoint- |of gkillaj men
ments—/ell down badly on guessing his gtani slightly.
who would be named Administrator I------------------------------------------------
of Economic Stabilization. I_ III
army-civilian fued about who gets the men. Tobin fears the draft will cut into the supply
in the plants. Draft Chief Gen. Lewis B. Hershey didn’t want to defer them, but has since
Rail Groups1
Ask 25-Ceitf
Hourly Boost
Washington (LPA) Wage-in
crease drives of America’s Railroad
Brotherhoods gathered steam this
Fifteen “non-operating” unions,
representing approximately a mill
ion workers in all crafts on the
Iron Horse other than those engag
ed in direct operation of trains,, be
gan rolling first.
On Oct. 11 they announced they
will demand a pay raise of 25 cents
an hour. Notices asking for this
increase will be served on all rail
roads Oct. 25 with a request that it
be made effective Nov. 25, it was
explained by George E. Leighty,
chairman of the joint negotiating
committee of the 15 unions. Leigh
ty is also president of the Ower
of Railroad Telegraphers, u?.’
Leighty said the unions felt the
25 cents was the minimum necess
ary to bring the employes they re
present up to the level of
made by organized labor in
“Our people haven’t had a
increase since October 1948, and in
the meantime they have suffered a
serious reduction in the buying
power of their take-home pay,”
Leighty said.
\Wage Gains Won
Of Thp
S ..M.. ,,
The 25 cents, he added, would do
more than bring the million rail
roaders abreast of living costs and
on a par with wages in other in
dustries. At present, their average
weekly earnings are $60.15, “far
below the average for the country’s
major industries,” he declared.
Elsewhere on the railroad labor
front, these were the developments:
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u JL
52 Mi-cent package for the next
year. At the same time, in the same
city, 20,000 UAW members won
three cents more in pay and 1500
skilled workers got an additional
two cents hourly in a new three
year contract with Hudson Motor
Car Co.
A month after the start of hostil
ities in Korea, the Allis-Chaltaera
Co. signed a five-year contract with
UAW providing a three-cent pay
boost plus another three cents next
July. About a week later, the same
union won a general three-cent
hourly wage boost for 12,000 work
ers at Bendix Corp, plants in In
diana, California, New York, New
Jersey, and Michigan. At the same
time the union won a six-cent
hourly boost from the Laher
Spring, Wire 4 Battery Co. in Oak
land, Calif. A day or so later in
Peoria, Ill., the UAW, after a five
hour strike, won a new pact with
the Caterpillar Tractor Co. giving!
23,000 workers an extra ten cents
an hour.
In the last week in August, his
tory, was made in the auto indus
try. In an agreement “outside the
contract”, approximately 93,000
Auto Workers, hourly employes,
gained a 10-cent pay raise, 700
skilled workers got 15 cents, and
20,000 salaried employes got com
parable boosts. About the same
time, the Briggs Manufacturing Co.
in Detroit gave its 88,000 Auto
Workers outaide-the-contract pay
boosts. All hourly rated workers
got five cents, skilled workers won
an additional five cents, and sal-
Cy Ching Heads
Wage Board Price
Chief To Be Named
Washington (LPA) Cyrus S.
Ching, the towering chief of the
Federal Mediation 4 Conciliation
Service since 1947, has been named
to head a nine-man Wage Stabil
ization Board. The White House
announced the appointment late
Oct. 10, but the capital had been
expecting it for a week.
The wage board will be part of
the Economic Stabililzation Agency
created by President Truman under
the Defense Production Act. The
overall agency, headed by Dr. Alan
Valentine, also includes a price
control bureau whose chairmen was
expected to be named shortly. It
was expected that Ching, who had
many friends among Union leaders,
would be greeted more cordially by
labor than Valentine, although
Chink’s background is
industry man.
that of an
will make
Under the Defense
Act, the wage board
wage-c o n o 1 recommendations
which the President can impose in
selected industries when he clamps
down -on prices in the same fields.
The nine-man board will include
three public members of whom
Ching will be ope, three labor mem
bers, and three industry members.
Charlie Ross, White press secre
tary, said that technically Ching
would be on leave of absence from
his mediation post to which he
would return “ultimately”. Conse
quently, it is believed that Ching
will chair the wage board for only
a. short period before resuming the
mediation duties he likes.
Six-foot seven-inch Cy Ching,
(Turn to Pagi Three) I
At Port Huron, Mich., in mid
September, the A FL Automobile
Workers won a 5j4-cent general
pay raise, retroactive to May 1,
from the Electric Auto-Lite Co.
following a one-day strike. In De
troit, approximately 13,000 CIO
Auto Workers, after an unauthor
ized strike, gained pay boosts from
Bendix Aviation Corp. A week lat
er in Toledo about 7100 of them
won 19 cents an hour more in pay
from Willys-Overland. At the
month’s end, in Grand Haven,
Mich., the AFL Automobile Work
er* gained a 13-cent across the
iwai union 21
By Unions Since
Korean Fighting
aried personnel took a seven per
cent hike. Also in Detroit, in the
beginning of September, the Hud
son Motor Car Co. granted volun
tary wage increases of seven cents
hourly to some 20,000 employes.
And Ford dropped its old contract
to sign a better one. In a new five
year pact, Ford agreed to a 19.4
,cent package for its 110,000 work
ers. It provided an immediate
eight-cent hourly boost with five
cents additional for skilled work
ers. All are guaranteed a four-cent
annual boost for the next four
years. Following suit, Kaiser-Fraz
er, in contract with UAW, gave its
16,000 workers an 8-cent hourly
pay raise plus five cents additional
for skilled workers. A four-cent
yearly improvement raise was also
provided. In South Bend, Indiana,
Studebaker Corp, fell in line, sign
ing a five-year contract with the
union giving 21,000 workers an im
mediate 9-cent hourly raise and a
4-cent boost each following year.
Reports Work GoodL
On Pacific Coast
employing members of Local Union
cent basis for one year. Only one
kiln was in operation on
schedule, with a man
throughout the plant of
recalled. ThU, of course, havinglKlUtv
been the result of a general up-(||
trend in the sanitary industry III|| |||€f|f|A(|
throughout the nation. Along with!
a very commendable sales and pro-1 II
l*f* A
mi ah
duction improvement program con-|||||IUll VIIIvIImIII
ducted by our company officials I
which has proven once again thatl Detroit (LPA)—Price boosts on
they are never lax a moment inlautos would be “a crime against
their.effort to keep up with thelthe American people,” and could
ever changing methods. Also to|not be justified by recent wage
hold fast to the fine record achiev-| hikes, President Walter Reuther
ed by them throughout the years|of United Auto Workers charged
of stiff competition in the indus-|oct. 8.
try‘ I “Such increases
Your O.C. is glad to report to the|to profits already at record levels,
trade that we are now operating |an(j contribute further to the al
both kilns on 33 cars each pay day. (ready dangerously mounting in
We Wave 232 members working fulljfiationary spiral”, Reuther said,
time which means we have 110 men I He added that the recent wage
called back to work. The local I boosts have not noticeably cut into
union membership, I am sure, as I these profits.
well as the company is gratefull .R the tice of the
and happy that these members areliMlurt to increMe rico
back on the payroll .Imaking wage adjustments,” the
The Negotiating Comimttee andLnion leader declared, “and tr
ajl members of our local wish to|blwne the increases on in
thank Second Vice President Frank cre,ied ubor co,t„ blsme haf
Hull and Organizer George Pace I. jwrtified at any time ir
for their usual untiring effort and and jt is les!
splendid results in the contract ne- justified at the nt Ume
gotiations. Iever before
None of us ever get all we would
I a
like to have, but as long as that I A ?y the UAW Research
which we do get is comparable to I Department showed the following:
ahd in some cases better than that _}-Based
enjoyed by your neighbor, I see no
reason to complain. ,.
Without going into long detail, h,
»ng the part* supplier*, jyld
111 say that fringe adjustments
were received by our member* inIthetical 15 percent and still have
various departments, ranging from I rnJoyed a profit o”
two and one-half cents to seven! mvestment after taxes.
and one-half cents per hour. Couplel 2—Six major automobile com
that yvith the general across thelpanies (General Motors, Chrysler,
board cost of living increase of tenl Ford, Hudson, Studebaker, Nash
cents granted just recently and ll Kelvinator) were making an aver
say in behalf of all our members,I age of at least 46 percent profit
THANKS—Frank, George and Na-I on investment—after taxes—before
tional Executive Board membersl their recent increases in payrol
for a good job. I costs. After the cost of recent wage
We also wish to express our ap-l increases and other economic gains
preciation for the fine support of I won by the workers have been met,
all locals which enabled our locall these major companies will still
to represent the sanitary trade atlmake an average of at least 40 per
the American Federation of Laborlcent return on their investment
Convention held recently in Hous-I (Turn to Pace Three)
ton, Texas. It was indeed a great I
honor for a young local, such a A/aaxc Deolringe
ours to achieve through you, reallDI^ DwyS
Trade Unionist recognition at thelf—
69th Convention. I am sure thels»* fl© UQUyn
company and all members of
214 join me in expressing our *in-|l*JIJw
cere thanks and appreciation.
n .government
members in|th*tica! 15 percent and still have
Owned, Controlled and Published
by the National Brotherhood of
Operative Potters
jLocal Union No. 89 Bond
Saving Drive Makes Two
No. 214 is back in full product ion.
At the time of contract negotia-( Richmond, Calif.—At the last meeting of Local Union No. 89, ways,
tions in June, the plant had been|anl means were discussed in order to increase the bond participation
operating on approximately 50 perl^f members of the union, in order to get one hundred per cent payroll
negotia-(participation one hundred per
Shortly after contract______________________________
tions were completed, the idle kiln I
was again refired and employees! ||f
deductions. After much discussion President Rex Morgan appointed
23 *arl men ^Tom eac^ department to conduct a vigorous drive to get each
a 4.5 carimember to sign up for bonds.
P°w As an added incentive the union voted to give one $25.00 bond to
only 122|the member signing up the most members. We are happy to state that
■Brothers Lloyd Byassee and Bryan
a Dv|AA Daaoy^
I I Ivv UvVvL
would only addj
1—B on
for the first quarter of this year
I the auto industry
as a whole, in
W“* I5T
O.C. 2141 Washington (LPA)—It’s no sec
Iret that US manufacturing corpor
ations have been raking in dough
but just how much and how fast is
now revealed in a joint report is
sued by the Federal Trade Com
mission and the Securities and Ex
change Commission.
The report is for the second
quarter of 1950 and shows: Profits
I were 84 percent above the first
board hourly wage raise and an ad- »»d 59 ‘bo’e «e
ditional 23 cents hourly for those h«o"d quarter of 1949 net sales
in minimum and maximum r.telalso set a record of M3 5 bdlions,
ranges in a contract with Dake »ve,r °e flrat
Entfne Co. The settlement camekhll« ”«. »nb
after a five-week strike. In Phil-111 P®rcent- wluch mMnt a taWe‘
adelphia, the union won 15-centJpronL
hourly pay boosts for non-incen-l The report covered 22 different
tive workers and 8-cent raises for I manufacturing industries. Of these,
incentive employes. The contract (printing trades and publishing, ap
with Strick Trailer Co. also provid- Iparel and finished textiles, and
ed 10-cent hourly shift premiums, (textile mill products didn’t do so
In the beginning of July in NewH« in
York the International Association the and.J4 had
of Machinists won from Air France
lpercdn‘ h*her than ‘n the firs‘
a 5 to 35-cent hourly pay raise and |(luarter
double time for flight duty. About Of course, as business boomed,
a week later in San Francisco, ap- (more money came in. But the im
proximately 4500 IAM members inlportant figure is not the total pro
140 shops gained an hourly pay (Tit, but the rate of profit. And the
boost of 6^ cents in a new one- |FTC-SEC report shows that the
year contract with the California Irate of profit (after taxes, mind
Metal Trades Ass’n. At Athens, |you), rose from an average of 12
Pa., 800 IAM members went back percent in the first quarter, to 15.6
to work Aug. 1 after a six-week (percent in the second quarter. But
strike, with an 8-cent hourly boost (that’s not all the bigger the corp
from Ingersoll-Rand Co. In Keno- (oration, the bigger the rate of pro
sha, Wis., the IAM won a 10-cent fit- Thus, corporations with assets
raise in a last-minute settlement (of under $250,000 had an increase
with Eaton Manufacturing Co. A lpn the rate of profit from 4 per
week later, the highest pay rates (rent to 9.6 percent those with as
in the airline industry were won (sets of $1 to $5 millions had an in
from United Airlines by IAM mem- (crease in the rate of profit from
bers through an arbitration award.(I® percent to 13.2 percent those
The gain was 6 cents across-the-Fith ,“sa“10' t0 *1,00,™“±S
i pose from 11.2 percent to 14.8 per
board for 8560 workers, *ud(cen^ bu^ tbose wjth assets of $100
brought retroactive pay boosts of (millions and over, rose from 13.6
$250,000. About 2500 IAM mem-(percent to 17.2 percent,
bers received a 10-cent pay raise Total assets increased $3.7 bill
from Eastern Airlines covering |i°ns ’n second quarter, with
most big cities east of the Miss- ca8h and us government securities
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$2.00 PER YEAH
Sutton increased their department
Therefore, both were given a bond.
The company is giving one bond
and the union the other.
Formerly only 53 employees were
enrolled in the Bond Savings* pro
gram. With completion of the drive
170 members are now enrolled. We
wish to thank the company for the
cooperation given during this drive.
Heeding President Duffy’s plea
to have every eligible voter regist
er for the November election, so
that labor might wipe the Taft
Hartley law from the statutes,
Local 89 decided something should
I be done to get all its members to
the polls. Brother Tony Lobese was
appointed to get registrars to come
to the plant and register every man
who had failed to do so. This was
done immediately and Local 89 is
proud to state that every eligible
member in the union is now a reg
istered voter. Come November our
strength will manifest itself by
electing officials who will see that
labor gets a voice in matters of
legislation that is beneficial or
harmful to union men all over the
A report was made on the col
lection for the Crooksville Relief
Fund. An average of over two dol
lars per person was contributed by
members of this local and this is
now in the hands of the Crooks
ville Relief Committee. We certain
ly hope that our contribution in
jorne small way helped to relieve
the sufferings and hardships of
jur brothers and sisters in that
The results we are getting at the
plant now are very good. The com
pany and the union have cooper
ated with each other to wipe out
many of the evils that were con
fronting us. This has created a
better understanding between man
agement and the workers and as a
result workmanship has improved
Too much cannot be said of the
way the Lost Court Committee has
functioned at the plant. This com
mittee has been ably headed by
Brother Leo Seeley, who with the
assistance of Brothers Landucci,
Bartlett and Glass have given
many hours each week for the
benefit of our members.
New members are coming in all
the time, but we are losing just as
many because of cost of living
zooming and the low wages paid.
This has cost the company many
good workers and in the same
token has deprived .the union of
many good members.'
It is hoped the company and
union will get together in the very
near future, as wage adjustment*
are needed all along the line, espec
ially in the hourly paid category.
Slowly, but surely piece work
rates are being worked out wher
ever possible for our members, but
here again the company benefits
most, as men are working harder
and producing more for the few
cents that are gained.
We wish to thank Manager Wm.
McKinney for repairing the park
ing lot. This work has been sorely
needed for many years and it is
good to see someone take the bull
by the horns and get things done
as they should be done.
We wish at this time to repair a
grave mistake made by this writer
in omitting the name of Linhart’s
Radio Sales and Service from the
list of donors for our annual pic
nic. Every year Linhart's have do
nated the loud speaking and phono
(Tun to Page Three)
Short Meeting Held
By Local Union 44
Sebring, Ohio The regular
meeting of Local Union No. 44 was
held Monday evening with Brother
Jack Mylar in charge, in the ab
sence of President .Clyde Jones
who with J. I. Sullivan as con
ferees and John Hamilton of the
Pension Board are in New York at
tending the National Wage Confer
A very short meeting was held.
The proposed amendment to our
hospital by-laws was held over
until our next meeting, when it is
hoped we will have a very large
crowd in attendance to hear the
conference report.
Another member of our local has
passed on, Brother Louis Myers
died Sunday. —O.C. 44

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