Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
It Eit-flNE CENT
ALL TODAY'S NEWS IN A N8TSKLL .THE DAY BOOK An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday VOL. 5, NO. 196 Chicago, Tuesday, May 16, 1916 398 LABOR IN STATE-WIDE WAR ON INJUNCTIONS Convention May 28 to Organize for Law to Stop Judges f Writing Anti-Labor Decrees Sam Gompers' Coming. ' Unless the trade unionists of Illi nois get busy they will have their right to organize taken away by the courts and judges. The very exis . f tence of labor unions is threatened by increasing use of injunctions and t , court rulings. John H. Walker, Pres. Illinois Federation of Labor. In no other country in the world is the working class ruled arbitrarily by courts and judges as it is in Amer ica. Nowhere in Great Britain nor in ; r ten continental countries are work ingmen subject to the whim and the ; will of judges as they are here. The i labor movements of Ireland England fought for years until they got a bill ; through parliament which specifies j that no court shall have power to . .! hold strikers or pickets in contempt J of court and send them to jafL Jim Larkin, Organizer Irish Federation of. Labor. Pres. Sam Gompers of the Ameri can Federation of Labor has sent word that he will be here May 28 at a state convention of trade unionists of Illinois. They will organize a campaign aimed to stop the work of courts and judges now more and more slapping labor in the face and delivering swift kicks to the working class. "We are going to put up to every candidate for nomination and elec tion to the legislature the question of what his attitude is toward an anti-injunction bill," said John Walk er. "Before the primaries and elec tion is the time to ask this question.