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the employers boycotted union
men prominent in thestrike of
Tast year, in violation of the gen
In last year's strike, the trans
port workers, acting together for
the first,. time, won,. When . they
signed new contracts, one of the
first provisions they insisted upon
was that the employers should
not take any action, such as a "boy
pott, against the labor union of
ficials who directed the strike.
. The employers did not for some
months. But they were furious
,over the outcome of the strike of
the federated workers, and in the
last few weeks, several of th'e
nen who weer responsible for the
federation of the transport unions
The Federation protested to
the Employers' Association, but
.received no satisfaction. A strike
was threatened, but still the em
ployers would not reinstate the
The executive committee look
ed upon this as a direct attempt to
hreak up the federation move
ment among trades unions, and
after a seven-hour session today
called the strike.
The coal miners also may call
their men out again.
It was only with the greatest
difficulty that the executive heads
of the Coal Miners' Federation in
duced the men to accept the As
quith minimum wage stale law,
They finally did and returned
to work. The new law:first was
Jnedout in South Wales'
, There, in every case, the local
'board which the Asquith bill ere-1
ated for the settlement of. wage
'disputes decided in favor of the
The South Wales; miners pro
tested to the federation officials.
The federation officials have pro
tested to the government and are
demanding that the Asquith law
be so amended that the men will
get fair play.
dn the government's answer to
that demand may depend another
nation-wide coal strike, in which
the feeling wilL be even more bit
ter than it was in the last.
T?he unions of Great Britain
now have learned the value of co
operation and are in apposition to
demand their rights.
"See, here, waiter, there's a fly;
in the souo."
"Gee, that's funny. They'll eat
anything, won't they?"
Dr. Bank is to speak at Port
land, Ore., between June 29 and
July 6. Yes, he'll be there July; 4.
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