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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 03, 1913, Image 8

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being aboUt one-third the pay of the
building trades of Chicago and about
One-half that of printers In this city;
therefore, be it
"Resolved, That if the board of
education persists in this assistance
to the employe,- we ask that there
be posted in each classroom a brief
riotice showing average wages in the
railroad and commercial telegraph
services, average for women, to
gether with the minimum wages,
such information to be secured from
the United States government statis
tics, all to the end that school ap
prentices be fully informed of what
theymay expect when they become
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Seyen thousand conductors and
trainmen in the employ of the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
were eagerly waiting news today
from' the arbitration committee that
met to consider their thirty-five de
mands for betterment of working
t conditions and wages. They hardly
' expected, however, that today's con
ference would settle the questions at
issue. They have given the road un
til Nov. 10 to come to an agreement,
before declaring a threatened strike.
Chief among the demands is the
Standardization of rates. The men
claim that, though other roads have
not more than two rates for men in
the same kind of labor, the Burling
ton has twenty-five.
The Burlington controversy is part
of the bigger struggle now on be
tween 40,1)00 engineers, conductors
and trainmen on the roads running
west of Chicago for wage increases
and better working conditions. This
general demand of the men is being
considered by representatives of the
roads and of the men. The men ask
a wage increase of 25 per cent and
recognition of their brotherhoods.
The increase asked Is estimated by
the roads to amount to $40,000,000 a
year. The roads on the other hand
say that when their contract with
the men expires Nov. 10 they will
demand lower wages and the right to
contract with separate unions.
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Policeman George Peterson has
been rudely jarred loose from tjifi
idea that a policeman doesn't have to
pay for the drinks he imbibes and
today he is minus a job.
Peterson, who has been on the
force for two months, assigned to
the Town Hall station, strolled into
a saloon owned by Mrs. Mary Rose
bruck at Clark and Addison sts. last
He was very thirsty and proceeded
to fill up. Then Mrs. Rosebruck got
a hunch that it was about time he
paid for something. She told'him of
it. He loudly refused and demanded
more drinks. At this point her broth
er, Charles Stonetsch, walked in. He
also urged the cop to pay, whereupon
the "Minion of the Law" drew forth
his club and bounced it over Mr.
Stonetch's head.
This morning Peterson wassus
pended. Acting Chief Schuettler says
he will be fired from the force.
Congressman Sabath is not one of
the big chiefs in the Hearst-Harrison
wigwam for nothing.
It is said that the Chicago Bond
ing and Surety Co., of which he is
president, has written bonds for 345
city officials amounting to $2,394,000.
Since Jan. 1 bis company has re
ceived a rake-off of $9,900 from the
city in bond premiums. During this
period all the other bonding compan
ies together have received only
Sabath, as one of the big three in
the city machine, Hearst-Harrisonr
Sabath, finds Jt easy to get away with
this. It is said that he is given so
much business that the city has had
a rubber starrm made with the firm's v.
name'on it

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