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VOL. XXVIII. No. 24 Washington, D. C, (I. L. The bill, as introduced and referred 1o the committee, reads as follows: "Be it enacted, etc., That chapter 2 of an act entitled 'An act to codify, revise, and amend the laws relating to the judiciary,' approved March 3, 15M1, be amended by adding thereto the following: Sec. 28. Equity courts shall have jurisdiction to protect property when there is no remedy at law for the purpose of determining such jurisdic tion, nothing shall be held to be prop erty unless it is tangible and trans ferable, and all laws and part of laws inconsistent herewith are hereby re pealed." "I feel." at law. I believe that putes." RADIO Brookhart Promises Fight For Bill to End Injunction In All Labor Controversies N. S.)-- Legislation to eliminate the use of in junctions in labor disputes will be pushed before the senate committee on the juideiary at the coming short session of congress, Sena^r Brook hart, of Iowa, says. A bill for that purpose was introduced at the last session by Senator Shipstead, of Min nesota, under the title of "a bill to amend the judicial code and to define and limit the jurisdiction of courts sitting in equity and for other pur poses." That bill, Senator Brookhart said, ia before the senate committee on judiciary, but he added that he is not entirely satisfied with the lauguage of the measure. He said he has con ferred with Senator Norris, of Ne braska, chairman ^of the judiciary committee, on the subject and that he believes that the language of the bill can be improved. "I favor the abolishing of injunc tions in purely labor disputes," Sen get legislation on this subject through get ligeslation on this subject through at the coming session of congress if possible. Both Senator Norris and 1 are convinced that there should be some action along this line." Senator Brookhart said, "that there should be more specific de finition as to when there is n remedy this worked out satisfactorily tee and we will try to have will be in commit it report ed to the senate promptly. o as to effect on the statute books of the country a prohibition against the use of injunctions in all purely WORKERS ARE Washington, 1. C. (1. I.. N. S .I A survey of wages and hours of labor in the radio manufacturing industry, just completed by the bureau of labor statistics of the department of labor, shows that radio workers receive poor pay. In the manufacture of receiving sets average and weekly earnings ranged from $13.94 for female pack ers and wrappers to $44.06 for male tool and die makers, the averako for all employes being $23.25. In the making of loud speakers, the study shows that average actual earnings in one week ranged from $12.93 for female repairers to $41.88 for male tool die makers, the aver age for all employes being $22.87. In the manufacture of tubes, the average actual earnings in one week ranged from $14.37 for female fila ment testei-s to $28.10 for male elec tric testers, the average for all em ployes being $20.36. COMPENSATION ACT OPERATING IN QUEBEC Montreal, Quebec.—The new work men's compensation act of this prov ince is now in effect. Employers of seven or more indi viduals must take out insurance or insure themselves. Where an employ er fails to secure such license he may be fined in the event of an accident. rFrom Fxtra Pants 0ur Factory BLAIV1E LONG HOURS FOR WRECKS New York.—Bad working condi tions on the lines of the Interbor ough Rapid Transit Company is re sponsible for numerous wrecks on that system, said Joseph P. Ryan, president of the Central Trades and Labor Council, in a speech to business men in this city. One of the com pany's recent wrecks killed 16 pas sengers and injured more than 100. "The cause of these accidents, ac cording to investigators, is the fail ure of man power," said Mr. Ryan. "How can subway workers be ex pected to be mentally and physically on their toes when they are paid which adopt vary -o low wages and work long hours "When these workers attempted to organize, the Interborough broke its promise, secured an injunction and forced the men to join its company 'union' and sign a 'yellow dog'." INSURANCE Advocated to Aid Canadian Unemployed Ottawa, Ontario.—The principle u be POORLY PAID rc different very any labor dis IDLE IN MINNE APOLIS ICNOREI) BY UNION FOES Washington.—The Citizens' Alli ance of Minneapolis is attempting to flood that city with building crofts men, although unemployment is wide spread, according to information re ceived by William Green, president A. F. of L., from officials of the Min neapolis Building Trades Council. The anti-unionists are advertising throughout the country that there is much employment and good working conditions there. "We have thousands of men walk ing the streets, and this is considered our best time of the year," the Min neapolis unionists say. They declare that wages are poor and working con ditions are worse. STATE UNIONS TO MEET Herrin, 111.—The annual convention of the State Federation of Labor will be held here beginning November 8. 1 Dir€ct 10 y°«l S with just TWO PROFITS- Yours Until !p4, «pu Lan(j Ours—No Middleman's-* 9 p.m. THE RICHMAN BROS. CO. 128 High St. Opposite Court House Open (r)pyrq^ht. W. TT! of insurance against unemployment, sup ported by compulsory contributions from the state, employers and em ployes, has been accepted by a com mittee appointed ly the Dominion house of commons. This decision followed hearings at which representatives of organized labor, employers and public welfare groups testifn d. "The responsibility for legislation an unemployment in-uranee," the committee reported, "rests with each province, but it is within the power of parliament to grant subsidies to province- i!y oston Carmea Internationa' oi' vancc such legisla tion and a-- th'' conditions of unem ployment at ly between the provinces, ii was stated to desirable for the success of plan of unemployment insurance that several of the provinces should be willing to act simultaneously." The committee recommended that the matter be referred to the prov inces, with a view to finding out which would be prepared to take up Saturdays through negotiation, bringing to successful conclusion a struggle initialed years ago. Boston local union has signed a new contract with the employers which bring® to the members of th» union one week's privilege of the question. England's unemployment insurance is based on contribution by employ ers, employed and the state. Con tributions by the latter is defended on the theory that such aid reduces poor relief which is inherent in the state. the WWWe!"'. va cation with pay each year. Annual vacations with pay have long been regarded as the special so-called workers !ut Boston street Lead Country Boston street carmen pi ad it-ally lead the country in point of remuner ation and general conditions, register ing in a striking and imposing man ner the benefit of trade unionism. The story fo Boston's advance is one that challenges -the admiration of the movement and demonstrates to the world the ment, value of the labor m\ not only to the individual in volved, but to the community. Boston street carmen take their place in the community as independent citizens, men with good jobs, incomes that al low them to live decently, and work ing conditions that make for self-re spect and civic pride, as well as for personal and family comfort. This has been accomplished by trade unionism. When the Boston street carmen were organized they were getting about 20 cents an hour. They were working long hours—whatever the company wanted to impose—and they had no protection of any kind. Ex tra men were not paid for their work. Have Eight-Hour Day Boston carmen now work eight hours a day, six days a week, added to which is the newly won animal va cation with pay. There is no such thing as unpaid extra men. Extra men in Boston now report to protect the board, remain there eight hours and draw their pay, whether they work a minute or not. If they are de tained more than eight hours they get extra time at time and a half. The unipn won pay for extra men some years ago. Under the contract just signed last year's rate of pay continues, 75 cents an hour for operators of two-man cars and busses. The big gain reg istered in the negotiations just ended is the vacation with pya—Regarded here and by President Mahon as one of the outstanding achievements of the organization this year. Atlantic City, N. J.—American cap ital is investing in Europe, while American labor is idle, said Mat thew Woll, A. F. of L. vice president, at the State Federation of Labor convention. THE BUTLER COUNTY PRESS. mkwW^^m-s T* Ml W J- 3 ft#* New Contract Negotiated By President Mahon Marks Big Advance for Workers Labor 1 io.-.-inn, tlx- News Service. Mass.—Boston local union Amalgamated Association Street and plo\e.~ has just of Electric Railway Km won a striking ad HAMILTON, OHIO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1928 Good'by HONORS FOR LABOR DAY FOUNDER t'amden. .1. .More than 200 trade unionists gathered at the grave of 1 See salaried carmen nail to tin- mast the flag under which wage earners fight for this !onu de nied boon. Boston local lias been in existence 16 years and has won many notable victories. In the contract just signed the local union was led by the vet eran international pi-esidtmt, William D. Mahon, who negotiated the agree ment, adding another laurel to an al ready imposing array. -4 Vacations With Pa' Peter .1. McGuire honor near th the father of penters. and Our r^1if% ft You may purchase any thing you wish and pay -AGENTS- rBRENLIN] \tht window *knd«J that really mart* Labor l»ay. Mcduire introduced a Labor Day. The plan was adopted by the A. F. of L. in 1NX4. McGuire lived in this city the .-served as also served a.- vice Boston (1. L. W- •'Wiies our in resolution the New York central, body in 18 which declared that the first Monday in September should he considered great er part of his life. He was one of founders of the Brotherhood of the Car secretary- trea.-urer of that organization. He presidem A. F. of L. He died in 1002. of the & E E for it as you are enjoy 5 ing its use. 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President Bowen teeii years recalled that ago lie nine- responded to ad dresses of welcome at a convention of his union in Boston and said that at that time he Today, the likened the trade union movement to a guiding beacon light, lie continued: "The similarity stiil hold.- as then, wage earner-. _• "nod. the ment stands as trade union move the beacon light of aiding them to a better life, to cmnparativ safety from the economic storms that beset the helpless unorganized to progress arid improvement in every direction." Tremendous I'i on re-- Made I S I S 1 k i i i i -i dent IJowen said: in .-men: worked I,!\ th,,- began. n:-n r, j,tr.-.| from a i e i u a y i a v e n e i hard ami paid a-!-: "We i,.vve -..me iii l: i -hour day and we at-- ominv to h- tive day week. have come forwani by leaps. The .-peed of the last half centuhy ha. n phenomenal. I could not h« re even begin to tell the story of wh.ai ha. happened in the nineteen year.- since I la- addres-ed a convent IO' i). U Plesidei i! wen laid ',ress on the big change- vhat are constantly tak ing place in indii«trv an.I effect Of he ir,!:,,, ,,a ti, "We need," he -, e i- a movement more than ever, not to hold Armstrong Linoleum Window Display 1 FURNITURE You do not need to transform the whole interior of your home to express modernism. New furnishings will accomplish this effect. Modern styles are simpler yet interesting and follow the demand of utility and comfort. Skilled designers have been influenced by this trend and the styles we now present, though modi fied, will give your home the color and individuality will want. See Our Reduced Prices on Brenlin Window Shades W&J Ii iff p* w.-v *7Wf Vfr •.•K*y.»,.v,. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAH 1 Work Week Warns of Low Wage Perils against machines, to bring machines into service and not into mastery." back, not to check and thwart, gut to steady, to stabilize—to protect men NEW YORK CITY Stage Workers Get Pay Raise New York City (I. L. N. S.)—Stage workers of this city have won by negotiations a substantial wage in crease after threatening a strike which would have darkened Broadway. The new contract between the Man agers and the Theatrical Protective Union, Local No. 1, has been signed. Under the agreement heads of de partments will receive $82.50 a week and their assistants $72.50, an in crease of $7.50 employes paid by performance will get $6.75 instead of $(j. The settlement is retroactive to Labor Day. The men had asked $100 a week for department heads, electricians and carpenters, $90 for their a -si stan ts and a performance wage of The compromise was reached after long and difficult nego- CASTE SYSTEM IN LABOR LINKED WITH COMMUNISM -i a. -Communism and the caste .-y.item in labor—high pay on one hand and low wages on the other— were scored by William J. Bowen, president Bricklayers', Masons' and Plasterer-' International Union of America, at the opening of its con vention here. Tn 10 years the union has paid more than $10,500,000 in aged, infirm and mortuary benefits. The union has $3,805,000 in its treasury, compared to SI .*37 when President Bowen was elected vice president in 1901. Sinee then the uni n has gained 80. 000 members. ^(iiiliiiiliiiiii til I ii Hill nil II lllilllliill 1111 u: ==r SERVICE! i 5 A w o filled with E meaning for those who E I have taken advantage E 1 of the home furnishing E helps this store offers. We want you to know that our advice on any problem is free. HnnniiuniiiiinTirniiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiTiniE c°upt •fi i! r. '$T T.'?'