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*j*t '*"V A t'y. f' f' Jl*+1 v *, V. ""v^r 5 *T" VOL. XI.V. No. 41 Hannah Demands Special Session of Legislature To Remove U. C. Law Benefit Disqualifications thousands of Ohio Workers Suffering Hardships During Critical Reconversion Period Columbus.—-Phil Hannah, secretary treasurer of the Ohio State Federation of Labor, this week demanded that a special session of the legislature be called to correct unfair disqualifica tions in the Ohio Unemployment Com pensation Law. In a letter to Gov. Frank Lausche, Hannah said that "thousands of Ohio workers are suffering needless hard ships during this critical period of reconversion from a war to a peace economy because of unfair disqualifi cations in the unemployment compen sation law." He reminded the governor that the disqualifications existed because "the General Assembly refuspd to write a 'suitable work' definition into the un employment compensation act." "It is not fair or common sense or in the interest of the welfare of this great state that skilled, semi-skilled and specially-trained workmen are re fused benefits because they cannot ac cept, job referrals as restaurant work cis and other service employment. Skills Become Dull "Such employment not only dulls their skills and nullifies their special training and experience but actually prevents them from finding jobs for which they are best suited and at which they can produce the best for themselves and for the community," Hannah said. He said there was a mounting list of complaints on his desk from Ohio AFL members who had been refused SETTLES FILM JOB CONTROVERSY Washington, D. C.—A special com mittee of the American Federation of Labor set up detailed jurisdiction boundaries for its various unions in Hollywood movie studios, in a decision ending a long controversy. The committee, consisting of Felix H. Knight of the Brotherhood of Rail road Carmen, W. C. Birthright of the Barbers Union, and W. C. Doherty of the Letter Carriers, was delegated by the AFL Executive Council to make a final settlement of the 7-month dis pute. Unions involved are the Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers Elec tricians Plumbers and Steam Fit ters Building Service Employes Ma chinists the Carpenters, and the theatrical Stage Employes, and Mov ing Picture Machine Operators. The special committee said that it unanimously agreed that the best so lution to the controversy would be "a division of work designations within the industry patterned after previous agreements negotiated mutually by the various crafts." Each jurisdictional question was decided by the committee according to this policy after extended hearings and after personal inspection at a Hollywood studio of the various types of work involved. The decisions are final and binding on all parties. Green Urges All Members To Maintain Bond Plans Washington, .C.—AFL President William Green issued an appeal to all ...AFL workers to continue purchasing Victory Bonds under the payroll sav ings plan. Mr. Green said in a letter to all af filiated unions that he had discussed the matter with Secretary of the Treasury Vinson who expressed the hope that AFL members will not aban don payroll savings plans in peace time. Secretary Vinson praised the lead 'ing part which AFL officers and members played in the successful out come of the Treasury's War Finance program. V ttl *, ,, i, mm '••», 'rfW^~*^^.' w^''" V benefits because the sta&law does not include a "suitable work" defini tion. "With almost a half-billion in the U. C. fund, it seems that Ohio should adopt a more liberal and sensible poli cy in the payment of benefits to tem porarily displaced workers. That is, after all, what the fund is for. Fund Not Shrine "It is not a shrine at which to wor ship," the letter continued. Hannah asked that the governor include the following matters in his legislative call, which he said need ed the urgent attention of the law makers: 1.Consideration of removal of bar riers in state law to permit additional federal low-rent housing projects for Ohio. 2. Consideration of legislation to prevent the further ravaging of Ohio natural and scenic resources by strip coal mining operations. 3. Consideration of a state bonus to Ohio veterans of World War II. 4. Consideration of legislation to es tablish the 40-hour week for all state employes and to raise the now sub standard wages of employes of state hospitals and institutions so that a higher type personnel will be attracted to these positions, thus affording com petent care for the indigent and men tally ill. The governor was urged to call the special session as "speedily as possi ble." David Webb & Sons FUi^RAL HOME PHONES 48-78 '''X f.. -BOSS AT "D" FARM PROSPERITY HINGES ON WAGES Washington, D. C.—The American farmer starts the New Year leaving behind him the most prosperous 12 months in history. His gross income for 1945 hit $24,200,000,000, accord ing to the United States Department of Agriculture. Why were farmers unusually pros perous last year? Because, Secretary of Agriculture Anderson emphasizes, industrial and other city workers gen erally were fully employed and earn ing higher-than-ordinary wages. "The city worker had plenty of food dollars to spend," Anderson says, "and they spent those dollars right over the farmer's counter. "They spent more than 30 billion dollars for food, a third of their en tire consumer outlay. "Contrast that with 1933, when con sumers had only 11% billion food dol lars, and after the middleman took his toll there was mighty little left for the farmer." The surest safeguard against an other crash for agriculture, Anderson says, is full production and full em ployment, "with lots of food dollars going into pay checks." Fire Fighters Back Mile of Dimes Fund Committees and chairmen to conduct the infantile paralysis fund campaign in Hamilton, sponsored by the City Fire Department, were announced Monday. Those named included Assistant Chief Ralph Lenehan, general chair man Harold Sheperd, Williard Gilles pie, and Capt. Louis Stoeckel, co-chair men Lieutenants Carl Ellis and Ed ward Duff icy, March of Dimes Capt. Harvard Clark, dance and advertis ing Don Koons, coin boxes Leslie Garrett, theater collections Capt. Louis Stoeckel, school collections Lt. George Schlotterbeck, industrial col lections, and Capt. Herbert Joyce, merchant collections. A March of Dimes booth was placed on High street this week. 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