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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 26, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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SAMUEL GOMPERS IS WITH US
WILL Al DSTRIKERS
A new impetus has been given the
strike of the express drivers in the
coming of Sam'l Gompers, pres. of
Amer. Fed. of Labor. It is probable
that Gompers will address a meeting
of the strikers to be held in Musi
cians hall, 175 W. Washington St.,
tonight
Gompers, who is here to attend the
conference of union leaders with re
gard to a'nti-trust and anti-injunction
legislation, said he would give his aid
to the express drivers and other men
involved in strikes. He will also con
fer with the freight handlers about
the demands they have presented to
the railroads.
Gompers last night addressed Prof.
Itoxie's class in economics and so
ciology at the University of Chicago.
The express drivers finally forced
the Tribune to spike the stories it
has been printing to the effect that
many, of the express drivers had re
turned to work. The Trib stories had
been so strong that even E. A. StedV
man, who acts as spokesman for the
express companies, would not sub1
stantiate them.
Professional strikebreakers and
union sympathizers clashed at Wash
ington and Jefferson sts. last night.
Policemen guarding Northern Ex
press Co. wagon fired shots to dis
perse the crowd.
Employes of Selz, Schwab & Co.,
Kingsbury and Superior sts:, went on
strike for better conditions and union
wages.
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ASK CONGRESS TO REMEDY
CONDITIONS IN CHI, P. 0.
Charging that 400 postoffice em
ployes were forced to quit their jobs
because of the hardships imposed on
them, the Illinois Federation of La
bor has asked Illinois congressmen
td take steps to remedy this condi
tion. The federation says that in their
desire to hang up an efficiency rec
ord the heads of the Chicago post-
office are forcing their clerks to do
more than one man's work and to
work overtime in the "notoriously
insanitary .basement of the federal
building."
The work of the clerks has been
further increased by the amount of
business being done by the parcel
pos dep't since the start of the ex
press drivers' strike.
WARULLETINS
Paris. Lieut. Wm, Thaw of New
York .attached to Franco-American
ying corps, brought down German
Fokker in vicinity of Verdun yester
day. Paris. French troops repulsed
violent German attacks on west bank
of Meuse, northwest of Verdun in
last night's fighting, and made gains
on east bank. French recaptured the
trench lost yesterday near Thiau
mont farm, east of Meuse.
London. Gen. Brussti, command
ing Italian forces comppel to retreat
efore Austrian offensive, has been
relieved on half .pay.
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THREE DOLLARS A DAY SHOULD
BE LOWEST LABOR PRICE
Washington, May 26. Three dol
lars a day is the lowest wage that
should be paid for any kind of labor
in the U. S., according to1 the house
committee on labor.
There are at present more than
120,000 government employes who
receive less than $3 a day. To give
them a wage of at least that amount
the committee reported to the house
the Nolan bill providing for a min
imum wage of $3 a day for all gov
ernment departments.
The bill was introduced in the
house by Mr. Nolan at the suggestion
of the American Federation of Labor,
of which he is a former official.
Dance hall license of West Chicago
club, 121 S. Throop. revoked follow
ing complaints of Juvenile Protec
tive ass'n,

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