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Vol. 1, No. 1 Burke Chosen For Council Named bf CJ^ Politica^^Lroaib Tom l^frke, financial secy. Local A W i’"” w luui Burke of was the unanimous :,py of the CIO Political Activi ommittee for the seat vacated former Mayor John Q. Carey, mecting^of Thursday, Nov. 19. A Ary “■Si Burke was selected after discus sion among the political group, which decided that the thousands of workers of Toledo were entitled to representaation on the Council. After naming Burke, the com mittee voted to write Council a let ter urging his appointment for Mr. Carey’s place, and to attach to it a petition bearing as many names as wei*e secured before the Council meet i i g. "TO -REPRESENT FAC Floience Wolfe, secretary for the Political Activities Committee was named to represent the group at the state CIO convention to be held in Columbus, Nov. 28 to Nov. 30. A request will be made the convention to give Mrs. Wolfe the floor at the meeting in order that phe may explain the activities of the political committee and urge the state CIO to set up a similar group on a state-wide basis. Thirty-five members of the polit ical committee attended the meet ing at the UAW Hall, and made plans fcr future activities. Tenta tive plans for a dance were drawn up. The poliical group will meet the first Thursay of each month at the UAW Hall, 425/Winthron St. Local 12 Armistics Dai Local In the Afrmisticr .iay Jpwade, Wednesday^ Nqv. While chili sands of peoplf lifted the curbs along the entile luAci.f march to see other thpusJMio^.rosily in uni form, pa jade for m^te than two hours in the’ greatest patriotic out pouring that Tqle^, ^3 witnessed in many yearsfr Many Lo a t»/ Wre spaced throughout the pt-rade. and Local 12’s entrjy bfougU words of praise and admiration tx those lining the parade route. spectators judged it one of the best in line. Officers and members of Local 12 marcbed before the float down Madison Ave. cb Superior Street and back to 14th where they fell'” *nd tan, not walked, t6 taurant for a steamir’- hot coffee. Melyttf. ’S’tltz, “record big secre tary tf asoJt 12 was we/11 pleased with Ji'1 -made by the or .gan^e an‘! Mi”- Vwtw of/ the eold weat’ re,'l*R the large/ number of Locr ‘^In emplo/ ed ’lviion and Ck,.jr piajnts. around, we v|.__/ a on night ossession of a TCHCI Ipbruary, 1938. 1 occupied by’ lai Union C’8el’» regional fbentral ant^ Walter 3ns in the 4si,lcnt of Local 12 at‘ 10N GROWn‘ti0"al1JCI° "T 1 was held in Boston, A 1 As time W*’r4',gh Nov. 16. interest in aiw» o.ger returned to To membi tbjday, Nov. 11 because direc- J^fedutlea requiring his |resident Walter Mur to remain until the v. ek. 1' stories and pictures elsewhere in 1 vVv What Ar4 Wef:BA' Fighting For7%^ BOSTON NovU’U, (FP) The story belongs John Huse mann. The word* »r those of CIO President Philip Murray: “John Husernaton was the presi dent of mln-* wefkers union of G^rihan^ ffl’ decided that his gBeat’dtj’mrsirafcic union could learn fronv the great American democ great unions. So he cgjftt country.” h® returned to Germany fea.xepoA he found a new regime in powor. A man named Hitler Wr its head. Homes were being iralded. Men and women were be ing killed. John ^iusemann went before his great union and pro tested the tyranny and sion he saw.” “That night, he went his wife and six children. A. M. the Nazi’s came to his home. They took John Husemann away. They took him to a concentration camp and told him that there he would live and die. In desperation, he sought to escape. And he was killed. His body was riddled with bullets and he was dead.” “Two weeks later, John Huse mann’s union was killed. Its body was riddled with bullets and it was dead. All unions in Germany— and in the countries of Europe which Hitler has touched—have been riddled with bullets, and are dead.” “Ponder this a moment—if you wonder what this war is about— if you are wondering what we are fighting for. I take it that you are living for the right to live. ff capon Against The Pack tLnO auppres- home to At 1:00 For, if we do not fight and win, our bodies will be riddled with bullets, and we too will be dead.” There is more to this story. After Murray had told it Nov. 9 to the CIO convention, Sec.-Treas. George Addes of the UAW went up and whispered in Murray’s ear. Mur •ay nodded and then he said: “I have just been informed that John Husemann’s son is a mem ber pf the UAW and was employed in making tanks to destroy fas cism. He has been denied a place in wai* production—deprived of work as an enemy alien.” The convention immediately 'called upon the State Department to allow Walter Husemq|±^,**fcduX. John Husemann—of Hitler —to return to work, tanks. ", 4' 4. 4' !**•'*»•■.'Ws .tT u-’2 -T Z Vr«u„ '^r ,| .„ Z uARESENTS NEW •s '.«»» $ 010 ■■ar-at -T' Toledo Has Large Delegation Despite the war, transportation slowdowns and the loss 162 UMW locals, the attendance at this year’s state CIO of convention, which opens today in Columbus, will be about the same as at Youngstown last year. A possible 1544 votes will be cast at the convention. Jack Kroll, president of the state CIO, will preside at the meeting. Columbus is host to the .state convention due to a switch because Toledo, which was slated to have it, could not supply sufficient hotel facilities due to the Army Air Corps taking over many of the local hotel rooms. Officials who will speak at the state convention w’ill include James B. Carey, na tional secretary-treasurer Allan S. Baywood, national CIO vice president, and John Brophy, na tional director of Industrial Union Councils. Featured speaker of the conven tion will be Ernesto Galarza, a Mexican Indian, now chief of the Division of Labor and Social In formation of the Pan-American Union. He will describe the or ganized labor movement and Trade Union of Central and South Amer ica. Ted Silvey, secretary of the Ohio Industrial Council, in charge of convention arrangements, discuss ing the convention call, said, “Our convention will be concerned with the whole vctory effort—winning the war and winning the peace and a better world by the way we win the war.” Toledo’s delegation, headed by Regional Director Richard Gosser and officers of Local 12, Walter Murphy, Melvin Schultz, William Myers, Thomas Burke and others, are attending the meeting. Don Parson, who works n^' the Willys-Overland, contri butes a bit of poetry to brighten up the editorial page. Read it,„ It contains several thoughts that are ap propriate for the times in which we are living. The Bard of Flatrock is so-called bpcauRR he was born on the in Paulding ^CountyL ,^ri~ V 4 reyfc 1 Fhil5uH-r»* CIO state Meet Opens In Columbus TOLEDO UNION JOURNAL of Th« Federated Pres, /_______________________________________ ___,_ '_ Publhhed by Local 12. UAW-CIO, 425 Winthrop St., Toll TAI 171 za I lift UAW Protests WPB Paper Ban aaiNOVEMBER /fkii nr 0*7 1040 TOLEDO, OHIO, 27„1942 & irW ,.«w* bi mW. SK-' h,i W Jr '«w fr,‘: k 25 FLINT, Mich.—(FP)—Nov, —Local 599, UAW-CIO, has pro tested to WPB Director Donald M. Nelson against the proposal of his Newspaper Advisory Committee for a 10 per cent horizontal cut in newsprint consumption. Declaring that “the labor press is the only means we have of get ting the truth in regard to labor,” the auto local said the proposed cut “will practically eliminate the labor press.” lonie 0£ Local 12 'CIL’IZ i X4 4 ■3 4 ±1£^V.L Your Paper After muny months of hoping, planning and careful pr«aratHH»r tht TOLEDO UNION JOURNAL makes its rnpry into a strife-torn world. Lf- Wr-years, your officers and many of the members have recognized the value of possessing their thln^wW'spaper but circumstances, first of poverty, and of necessary building expansion to meet the needs W a rapidly growing membership, prevented its realization til .tow. Your officers and the staff of your newspaper are aware of their responsibility to the members of Local 12, as well'Yo to the public, for the labor press does have Zesponsibilties which are no less a public trust than those of general newspapers. In these days of one newspaper towns, the very nature of the monopoly tends to create a lack of trust on the part of the public, which all newspapers are coming to realize and which many of them are seeking to remedy. Circulation alone cannot be the basis for judging the public’s confidence in it’s newspapers, for the public either buys the home-tow» newspaper, or does without local and general news entirely, a circumstance which is rare in these days of international warfare when war news is go eagerly read. This distrust and lack1, of confidence in the press, is particularly true on the part of organized labor, for it is the frequent object of the subtle enmity of ‘‘between election” polls, conducted by Dr. Gallup, and the malicious and incessant fault-finding of Westbrook Pegler. Labor’s lack of confidence in the press is not alone because of newspapers sins of commission but by their sins of omission as well. Unions have been ignored in large numbers by the press, except on those occasions when circumstances have forced them to man the picket,Jines, or otherwise create unfavorable public recognition. While the press has loudly proclamed its devotion to its own freedom, and has campaigned in its news and edi torial columns for the freedom of the press, it has, for the most part failed to take the same crusading attitude with respect to the other freedoms. Labor no longer suffers utrder a persecution complex: but it does feel that it has not been fairly treated by the press and has been the object of subtle, and sometimes not so subtle ridicule and enmity. And it is because of this obvious attitude on the part of a considerable section of the press that labor has, to an ever-increasing extent created its own press to tell its own news to its own people and defend itself against unfair attacks. Your paper, the TOLEDO UNION JOURNAL, today takes its place among a growing family of labor news papers, to devote itself with sincerity and honesty to all the things in which labor is interested, regardless what the nature of its interest may be. Since practically all phases of our industrial, political and social life vitally effect labor, we shall deal with all the many-sided aspects of every-day life, telling the news about these things, expressing our opinions fearlessly, and fight to preserve and extend the gains which we have so painfully accumulated over the past nine years. We pledge to treat all questions effecting labor management relations fairly and squarely, at the same time reserving the light to criticize whatever needs criticism. We shall tell our members and readers the political facts as we see them, without favoritism, interpreting political situations and individuals in our editorial columns rather than coloring our news. W'e shall aid every worthy cause which will benefit our community, our state or our nation, whether it be the War Chest, the Red Cross,, scrap drives or any other activity which merits our support. Finally, we shall at all times welcome constructive criticism and suggestions from our members and readers. We desire the paper to be informative and interesting, but most of all, we seek to aid in the growth of the serrti ments of Unity, Fraternity, and Solidarity to which this paper shall henceforth devote itself. ________________ |£x. jfcp z'. Sterhl 1I 'z* '*^**1 -Zi’. ail s-v legion Director Richard Gosser was elected re gional director at the National H’AW convention in Chicago Aug. 7. Since coming to office three months ago, four plant elections: have en won, and the UAW con-idera^lj aUeagtAcnsd in LhA region. NLRB 0 dors Toledo Jh Walter Murphy, President of Local 12, UAW-CIO was notified several days ago by the NLRB that an election would be held, “as soon as possible, and not later than 30 days’ ’among employes of Plants 1 and 2, of the Toledo Scale Co. There will be a separate election conducted among employes in the polishing and plating department of both plants, to determine if they will be represented by Local 12, UAW-CIO, or Local 2 AFL. Principle interest centers on the poll which will be conducted among hourly and piece-work employes who are employed during the pay roll period immediately preceding the date of the election. A third square will be provided on the ballot for anyone who desires neither organization. Supervisory employes, plant pro tection workers, time-study men, personnel department and eonfi dential employes will be excluded from the election, as well as timekeepers, employes in the pol ishing and plating departments and those who have since quit or been “discharged for cause,” ac cording to the NLRB order. Participating in the vote will be Local 12, UAW-CIO, the MESA and the “company union” known as The Scale Workers of Ohio, Inc, In the hearing before the NLRB representative, the company union was unable to produce evidence of its membership, but sought to use its contract with the company as its right to be represented. According to the findings of the NLRB, the UAW-CIO Local pre sented three times more member ship in the plant than the MESA was able to show, and actually had Continued on Page 2 National War Labor Board Subscription by Year $1.50 'Price Sc) PAPER UiUen Trade Paper* To Be Published Once A Week ith this issue, America’s latest labor newspaper, th® TOLEDO UNION JOURNAL makes its initial appearance before the workers of Toledo. Conceived long ago in the minds of Richard Gosser, UAW-CIO regional director,,and the officers and members of the executive board of’ aUj Hold Ell^r To Be Held In 30 Days of Because of three stoppages work since Pearl Harbor, the Na tional War Labor Board on No vember 3 denied the request of the United Mine Workers, CIO, for a union security provision in their contract with the General Chemical Company, Cleveland. The Board’s decision contains the provision, however, that four months after September 25, 1942, cither party may petition the Roa rd for supplementary order 4 'I'-VukU#. ■’. Toledo, OMoi Local 12, the new paper has received the congratulations of leading citizens of Toledo. Opinion among community lead ers in all walks of life seems unan imous that the new paper will play an important part in the lives of the 26,500 members of Local 12. as well as in the community-at-large. Regional Director Gosser, com menting upon the paper’s program, said, “Civilian living, complex in normal times, becomes doubly so in time of war. With rationing, the ar Labor Board, the National Labor Relations Board and other governmental agencies handing down rulings, as well as housing difficulties, shop problems, taxa tion and a hundred other problem* constantly facing our workers, W4 need a paper to aid them.” Comprising the staff of the new paper are Melvin Schultz, record ing secretary of Local 12, editor •0. J. Pecord, member of the Wil lys-Overland Unit, executive edi tor William Close and Louis Ki kolski, ataff photographers, and Phil Sutter of the Willys-Overland Unit, staff artist. Associate editors are Louis Vat tox of the Acklin Unit, Keith Welch of Spicer, William B. Duck of the Auto-Lite, Anthony CBud) Pacholski, editor of the Wijlys “Eagle, and ■■i ,’uP ,.xojmd-u^ womer/iuL I’toons, pictures bot’^I', eral and many othet $ eral interest. 1 .^ip' Circulation for weeks will be through committees and afte fib: mailed to the subscribers A -j reach them every Friday., Tank Depot V**’* Awaits NLRB Richard Gosser, Regional Direct or, UAW-CIO, announced yester day that Harold Dean, Local 12 or ganizer, had succeeded in organic ing a majority of the employes of the Tank Depot Division of the Electric Auto-Lite Co., and that petition for a hearing had beenj filed with the NLRB. fc Director Gosser said he expected a reply from the NLRB within a few day s and expressed the belief that the board would be able tc discover that the UAW has a sub stantial majority of the Tank Depot employes signed up. It was pointed out by Director Gosser that many of the employe who have joined the UAW Hve in small towns and districts in the Toledo area where there are no unions, and he hailed the movement to organize thes workers as a fore runner in worthwhile organization al strides in small surrounding communities. How To Kill An Organization 1. Don’t «ome., A 2. If yoh do come, latst S. Hold hack your dues or don’t pay them at all. 4. Mper ask a friend CM low-worker) to join. 5. Don’t have anything to say when you are called upon. 8. If too wet or too dry or too hot or too cold, don't thir.V of coming. 7. If you do attend a meet. Ing, find fault with the pro ceedings and the wuck 4°^° by the members. 8. Kick if you are net ap pointed to a committee, and if you are appointed, never at tend a committee meeting. 9. Don't do anything more than jou can possibly help 'w 1 Ar- J-.- *4 'te *03 ..L •. V.-o 1 U further your cljib's (uniol interest then, when take off their coats things, howl that the 4 (Union) is run by a elk Moose News.