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pany before arbitration. In that instance the increase is
only one cent an hour. .. ' -
- The award of Carter and Fleming was read in
Judge Scanlan's court this forenoon.
Fleming jnade, a speech about how .wondjerfully
well the working men of Chicago especially the street
car men were treated by their employes, and howmuch
better off they were than the working'men of other cities
and, countries. . ,
Carter talked about the award. And then Judge
Scanlan began his denunciation of
the award as utterly unreasonable,
and his' compliment to thef men for
their fairness and forbearance when
deceived and tricked by the company.
"I emphatically declined to sign
this award' said Judge Scanlan. "It.
is unreasonable. It does not give the
street car men of Chicago a living
"In "making that award, Justice
Carter and Mr. Fleming have failed
to recognize the, street car employes,
have failed to recognize the standard
of living. n '
"Many such decisions as that made
by Justice Carter and Mr. Fleming,
soon would stop the march of human
"Under the old scale, men averaged
about $2.08 a day. Out of this they
had to pay for their uniforms. They
could not do it and support their
"'And the slight increase onthat old
award is not enough to allow them
to support their families.
"The public is affected by this
award. It "means that the people will
have to-.'use street 'cars manned by
disgruntled trainmen being paid star-
"I sincerely regret this awards. It
is a terrible Row to arbitration:'
"In the-summer of-1909, the men
took up the question of. an increase
with Thomas E. Mitten,' then presi
dent of the Chicago Railways Co.
- "Mitten admitted- the justice ofV
their demands. He promised.' them an
increase as soon as 'the rehabilitation
of .the street car companiesthen go
ing on was over.
UMitteh waS unfair in this. He was
worse than that. Hewas-not frank.
"For the companies made millions
of dollars during the'rehabilitation
"This summer the men again took
the question- of an increase up with
Leonard A.- Busby, the new president.
"Busby sa.id he would consider
their demands and after a conference
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Per Hour Asked i Offered Awarded
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