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HOW ORGANIZED CAPITAL WINS
In labor disputes, organized capital has one distinct advantage
over organized labor, it never 4ights itself; and Organized labor
does. For four months now, the publishers' trust has been fighting
the pressmen, stereotypers, drivers, newsboys and circulators; and
there hasn't been a break in the rinks of the publishers. But there
lias been ,a "break in the ranks of the unions.
Not content with standing on its contract "with the publishers;
typographical union No. 16 has been conducting an active fight
against its sister unions. -
Not a publisher in Chicago has fought the other unions harder
than the typographical union' has fought them; Indeed, the pufc
lishers have been able to sit back and laugh in their' sleeves while
onemnion was pitted against anojther. The pity of it is that most
of the printers are honest and believe they are doing right. '
That's the way organized capital wins. It is in the minority?
because there are more employes than employers ; but it is so easy to
make the unions fight one another. The most savage attacks on
the locked-out and striking unions have-not been made by the pub
lishers; but by 'the typographical union. The story printed in the
so-called tJnion Labor Advocate is a case in point. "
This publication has long since beenrepudiated by the Chicago
Federation of Labor, but somehow or other-the publishers got, the
story of the printers' attack on their fellow unionistsprinted jri it;
and then the trust papers gave the story all the publication they
could by quoting it. ' ', l
It won't always be this .way, however. Some day all union
men will understand that they can protect themselves best by prcP
tecting their brothers; and that art attack on-one union is an attack7
on all of them. In the meantime employers can.win their battles
by inducing one set of employes tfcfhelp them defeat and subjugate;
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longing to Ed. Tashalski, 3040
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Tashalski charges that Fred" '
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ing at Wentworth ave: and W-'
33 st., when ajwater main busted
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