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♦ NEWS OF OLYMPIA LABOR ORGANIZATIONS -
UNIONS AND SECRETARIES. American Federation— Frank Morrl- A. P. of L. building:, Washington, State Federation— Charles Perry Tay lor, P. O. Box 1285, Tacoma, Wash. Olympln Trade* Council —Fred Hud eon, 603 Columbia. Label League —Mrs. E. R. Mohler. Allied Printing Trade* Council—F. L. Satterlee, 315 East Fourth. Blacksmith!) — Richard Alderson. Bookbinder* —Al Galloway, 315 East Fourth. Carnentem and Joiner*— C. A. Gloyd, •12 West Third. Clerk*' Aaaoetatlon Mrs. Bernlce Kelly. 1114 Main. Cook* and Walter* —E. C. Fields, Olympla Cafe. Electrician* —Claud Wolf, ISOI Bast Fourth. Journeymen Barber* —Paul Werner, £l9 Main. Machinist*— C. VanVlack, 354 Frank lin. Meat Cutter* —S. L. Kaler Mu*lclan* —Elmer Jones. Painter*, Decorator* and Paper ■■(- era —F. M. Kendrlck, 315 Twelfth. Plumbera ant. Steamflttera —C. S. Zlegler. Hancock street. Printing Preaamen —H. L. Wortman, 603 Columbia. Shipyard L* borer*, Itinera and Fnn teaera—Secretary, L. H. Gorham; finan cial secretary, Geo. W. Llsh, Labor Hall, corner Third and Washington. Shingle Wenvera Morton Blssell, care Olympla Shingle company. Shipwrights, Ship Carpenter* and Joiner* —C. D. Adams, secretary, 103 Quince street: C. V. Ely, financial sec retary; J'. A. McCaughan, business agent, 702 East Fourth. Stage Employee —At Galloway,, 315 Bast Fourth. Steam Engineer* —A. J. Stocks, 417 Tenth street. Teamater* and Chnngenr* —Lott Mc- Gonlgte, 205 Vi Franklin. Typogrnphlcnl Union —Geo. L. Levy, Recorder building. VICE-PRESIDENT CALL VISITS OLYMPIA UNIONS "LABOR'S INITIATIVE CAMPAIGN IS ON; THE SPIRIT OF CO OPERATION IS SHOWN EVERY WHERE," SAYS FEDERATION OFFICER. (By Harry Call.) The trades unionists and farmers of this state have agreed on a pro gram that includes initiative meas ures numbers 31, 32 and 33. Measure No. 31 is the marketing and transportation bill. Its main provisions are as follows: (1) Provides that cities, counties, port districts and townships may own and operate mills, warehouses, store houses, elovators, grain bins, cold Btorage plants, wood and fuel yards. (2) May buy directly at wholesale all forms of food products and fuel and re-sell and distribute the same at wholesale or retail to the Inhabi tants. (3) Provides that such corpora tions may sell food products and fuel on commission for the producers thereof. (4) Provides that such corpora tions may own and operate flour mills for milling grains and cereals for flour and meal and sell the same directly to their Inhabitants. (5) Provides for a complete trans portation system, collecting food products from the farmers and dis tributing them to the consumers. (6) Enables such corporations to own and operate telephone and power systems. It is highly important that in these days of stress, every useless effort should be done away with. People who are not actual producers should not be permitted to make a profit from the efforts of those who do produce. This measure, if enacted Into law, will eliminate waste, reduce the cost to the consumer and, by its elimina tion of the middleman and prafflteer, will permit of the payment of a "higher price to }he producer. It is really an extension of the Seattle port district principle, which no one •can successfully deny has been of In estimable value not only to the people of Seattle but to the entire Northwest The natural tendency today Is con trol by the people and this measure is a big step in that direction. From the viewpoint of the wage earner. Increases in wages have not nearly equalized the Increased cost of living; the useless, non-producer fixes the price to the farmer and for the consumer. Wage increases have not decreased the relative difference between the purse of the wage earner and the possibility of a good living. The farmer is not to blame; he gets but a small part of the In creased cost of living, and this will continue as long as our present wasteful system is in use. This measure will surely secure the approval of all farmers and wage earners in this state and ought to secure the approval of all patriotic citizens who really want to do a con structive thing to help win the war. MMIUK NO. 32. This Is labor's antl-lnjunctlon law and its purpose Is to curb the as sumed power of the courts in Indus trial disputes. Injunctions are judge-made, based on precedence that goeß back to the old English law that placed property rights above human rights. "Labor is not a commodity, or an article of commerce," declared the congress of the United States when It passed the Clayton amendment to the Sherman anti-trust law, and which was signed by President Wil son. This amendment removed labor and other voluntary associations not organized for profiteering, from the operation of the Sherman law. People in the state of Washington have long suffered from the abuses of the injunction. Some of our judges are absolutely in accord with injunc tion rule. Labor does not seek the right to do irreparable Injury to property. It does seek and will have a square deal. Our measure is pat terned after sections 6 and 20 of the Clayton amendment. Labor has reached the point in this state when It will absolutely ignore all judge-made laws, and some people may save themselves a lot of trouble by supporting this measure. The measure is an .appeal for justice, and not the Bill Taft variety of justice, either. Measure No. 33. No. 33 is a non-partisan primary election measure. (1) It abolishes partisan politics in all state, county and municipal elections. (2) Enables you to make your choice for president in a presidential primary and to direct your delegates to national conventions as to planks you favor in national platforms. (3) Curbs the control exercised by the press under the direct primary system. (4) Contains provisions against corrupt practices in elections and thus purifies and safeguards your ballot. Our direct primary law has not not purified politics in this state to any appreciable degree. Rather, on the other hand, it has been an incen tive to political dishonesty. It is not the primary law that was wanted; It is a law passed by a legislature that was reluctant to break away from gang rule. So they made It about as useless as they possibly could with the hope that its inefficient operation would forever discourage the idea. But party politics are doomed. Glaring evidences of this doom ap pear every day. The state of Wash ington cannot afford to lafe in the procession. To place these measures on the ballot we need 37,761 valid signa-i tures. 'ln this city the secretary of the Trades Council has the petitions, as well as a list of circulators. Any | of these people will be pleased to call upon you and answer your questions. But you should cafl upon them. If you are not registered, you should do so at once. Urge all voters to regis ter and sign all three of these meas ures. By so doing you will be con tributing a share toward making our state "safer for democraty" and thereby adding to the sum total of human happiness. CO-OPERATION IN SEATTLE. Writing to Olympla of the pro posed co-operative laundry here. Carl E. Lunn speaks of the growth of co-operation in Seattle as follows: The workers are coming Into their own. A good many of us already know this; and so do many of the In dustrial captains. We are living in fast changing times. In every field of endeavor the workers are advanc ing. In this country, as In the workers are now successfully or ganising producing, manufacturing and distributing branches, owned and controlled by the workers themselves and operated on the democratic plan and principle. We are now entering the great era of co-operation. In Seattle today we have several projects in operation or in formation. We have the Mutual Laundry, at Mercer and Broad; the Co-operative Bakery, at 904 Howell, both now In operation and very successful. Both are demonstrating how well the workers can ap#ly their own re sources and energies and successfully compete with the bosses. The Co-operative Food Products Association, which grew out of the strike of butchers, is now perma nently organized and ready to show results shortly. They are now build ing a slaughter house and packing plant at Renton Junction. Within a few days they are to open a large union co-operative public market. Within 30 days the Seattle Co-op erative Association will open its first grocery store down town. This will be strictly on the old English Roch dale plan. The co-operative printing plant is in the making, too, and the first equipment is being installed at 96 Ujiion street. These organizations are all affil iating with the Puget Sound Co-oper ative Wholesale Association, which in turn has affiliated with the Co-opera tive Wholesale Society of America, with headquarters in St. Paul. The Mutual Laundry was our first venture. It will be worth while to know that $6,000 worth of new ma chinery has just been installed at the Mutual. This makes it the best equipped and up-to-the-last-mlnute plant in' Seattle today. By rearrang ing the older machinery It was pos sible to place all of the equipment on the main floor. It does, however, fill the entire floor. The second floor has not been laid yet, so there is room for more growth. The new machinery consists of a five-roll Hagen mangle, one handker chief mangle, three large wash ma chines, one dry-room tumbler, one THE WASHINGTON STANDARD, OLYMPIA, WASH., FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1918 BY FRED HUDSON, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE OLYMPIA TRADES COUNCIL common extractor, one'starch ex tractor, one complete set of the very best shirt finishing machinery, in cluding what is known as the Gug genheim press of the "flopper", type, the last word, one sleever, one collar and cuff dampening press, and one hydraulic dampening press. This puts the Mutual in a position to turn out the very highest quality of work, with greatly increased ca pacity. When the first week's busi ness, two and a half years ago, was checked up it was SIBB. The growth has been steady, until it now has well passed the $2,000 per week mark, and the end is not yet. The fuel and supply question has been a hard problem to solve. The cost of fuel during the last few weeks has increased from $l5O to S4OO per month alone. In the interest of con servation and greater efficiency many changes have been made. One was the covering of the entire boiler with asbestos, and another was the con struction of a large steam trap at a cost of $250. One dfflculty to overcome was the matter of getting supplies. Evident ly at the suggestion of the Laundry Men's Club, the machinery and sup ply houses refused to sell to the Mu | tual, even for cash. The Laundry I Men's Club and its official organ, the Pacific Laundry Man, persistently predicted the Mutual would fall with in 90 days. Later this was extended to six months, and Anally to slow I death. The conspiracy did work for a while, but the Mutual kept running. The conspirators had us outlawed, and they tried to kill the Mutual, but failed. It was against the laundry kings that the Mutual had sinned, and they attempted to mete out the punishment. In a nutshell the sin consisted In the nerve of the Mutual in paying the girls no less than $lO per week, while the kings paid only $6 —and they thought they were pay ing too much at that. Besides, the sanitary and working conditions at the Mutual were superior in every way. Serving free hot cofTee to the employes every noon, in a clean, steam-heated and well furnished lunch room is considered a good in vestment at the Mutual, and is con ducive to greater harmony and effi ciency. But it did not take well with the Laundry Men's Club. So they used the "club" on the Mutual. Being owned by the workers, it was some what like its owners—it had had the club over its head so long it was used to it. Unlike most workers, the man ager and his co-workers did not swal low the club. It was against their principles. They busted the "club." And today the Mutual is at liberty to purchase any and all supplies, any where, even In Seattle. Somehow, aftAr two years of struggle the Mu tual is really beginning to enjoy a ittle bit of democracy. The Mutual has from time to time made voluntary increases In wages. Just at this time another one has been made. These increases are not made on the basis which the Laundry Men's Club last summer, before the strike, made voluntary increases. At that time thay "voluntarily" raised the girls' pay 20 per cent above the state law. The law calls for 99. Ac cording to the kings' way of figuring, 20 per cent added to |9 makes 95.97, which was the wage the girls in many cases received up till the week of the strike. It pays the Mutual to co-operate with its employes. Co-operators are union men. Are all union men co-operators? If not, why not? Be consistent. If you are carrying a union card in your pocket, live the life of a union man. Patronize yourself. You can be the owner as well as the worker. TRADES COUNCIL MINUTES. The special feature of the Council meeting. Thursday evening, March 14, was the address of Harry Call, first vice president of the State Fed eration of Labor, on the initiative measures which will be placed on the ballot by the State Grange, the Fed eration and the Farmers' Union. Vice President Call is acting presi dent, in the absence of President William Short in Europe, and he is now on a tour of the state in the In terest of the inltative campaign. From Olympia he will go to east of the mountain cities. Lott McGonigle, J. L. Houpt and J. L. Smith presented credentials from Teamsters and Chauffeurs, and they were obligated. A communication from the Everett Trades Council transmitted resolu tions condemning the present public service commission and declaring for flection of members of that body in lieu of the present system of appoint ment through the governor. Metal Polishers, Buffers and Plat ers' union requested support of the boycott against the Atha Tool com pany and the Stanley Rule & Level company. Proceedings of Tacoma Central Central Labor Council read. Geo. W. Lish was elect >d to fill the vacancy on the executive committee caused by the enlistment in the army of Bert Goodman, .delegate of Ship yard Laborers, Riggers & Fasteners Laundry question was discussed, and statement of the present status of the Mutual Laundry made by the committer. The committee announced a new nn,l improved laundry service, that papers of the Oivmpiit Mutual Laundry company had been f;l"d w'tU th" secretary of state, and tha' the laundry would be in operation here in less than three months. The attention of the committee ' as called to several firms, depeiulor i:pon union labor for their business, but who continue to nive busi .ess to the unfair laundries. The committee will wait upon the con cerns mentioned. Delegate Haywood of the Team sters brought up the question of the non-union conditions at the woodyard of the Olyrapia Sash & Door company, and attention was called to the fact that this concern was still unfr.ir to union labor. 11. B. Fultz spoke on the third lib erty loan and for a committee of three to place this question before local unions. The request was grant ed and the chair named H. B. Fultz, Geo. W. Lish and E. R. .Mohler as the committee. First Vice President Harry Call of the State Federation of Labor ad dressed the Council on the initiative measures proposed by the State Fed eration, the State Grange and the Farmers' Union. Call is acting in place of President Bhort of the Fed eration, who has been designated as one of a labor commission to visit Great Britain and France. The speaker discussed the terras of the three bills to be initiated, outlined the plans of the campaign managers, and asked for appointment of a com mittee of the Council to have charge of the local work. W. G. ASHLEY 216 WEST FOURTH ST., i Makes * specialty of BICYCLE REPAIRING. SELLS GOOD TIRES at REASONABLE prices. Carries in stock TIRES TO FIT: Bicycles, Motorcycles, Ford, Cher* rolet. Maxwell and Saxon automo biles. |a£ __J Mmm Rrw.(fr. ■w 1/20 PACIFIC AVE., TACOMA You'll find "KIBSCHBAUM" CLOTHES So far as we know, the only manufacturer this year who continues to Guarantee ALL WOOL fabrics in all suits. Added to this Iron-Bound Guarantee is the distinct styles and perfect tailoring that has made "KIRBOHBAUM" Clothes famous from Coast to Coast. The Kirschbaum Label, a work of art by the way, is a mark of distinction alike to the suit and to the man who wears it. We have featured these goods for years in a large way and we willingly add our guarantee of perfect satisfaction to every wearer of a "KIRSCHBAUM" SUIT at S2O, $25, S3O, or $35. SHIP CARPENTERS. \ program of speeches featured the meeting of Ship Carpenters. Ship wrights and Joiners, Thursday even ing, March 14. District Agent Tom Anderson, on a trip to the Columbia river district, stopped over in Olympla and ad dressed the union on the situation in the shipbuilding industry. Relations In the shipyards are exceptionally good. Like the poor, which are always with, however, are the activi ties of a certain brand of straw bosses and big feeling clerks and as sistants in the office force of all in stitutions. Often these under-strap pers essay to balance lack of proper stipend and dearth of wisdom by a show of authority which creates a small amount of constant friction. Correcting the evils that grow from this element which attaches itself to every large business, takes a con siderable part of the time of the bus iness agents of the labor unions. H. L. Hughes addressed the union on the subject of the government and the war industries, and his re marks were received with applause. Vice President Harry Call, of the State Federation of Labor, also made a talk on the initiative campaign. Twenty applicants for membership were passed and initiated and the usual grist of routine business was taken care of, adjournment occurring at a late hour. LABORERS, RIGGERS, FASTEN ERS. An important communication from the District Council was the business of first importance before the Mon day night meeting of Shipyard La borers. Riggers and Fasteners. In addition to consideration of this let ter, two interesting addresses were listened to and 25 shipyard employes were made full members of the union. Acting President Harry Call, of the State Federation of Labor, told the union what the initiative cam paign now in progress means to the producers and consumers of the state and outlined the work that is ex pected of every active union man and woman in the coming months, not only at the ballot box but in the en suing months before election, when it will be necessary to secure SB.OOO signatures to the petitions and ex plain the merits of the three laws proposed and thus make adoption sure. The union promised earnest co-operation. H. L. Hughes gave the talk on the government an<l its relation to the workers in the war industries which he has delivered in many coast cities within- the last month. His remarks were received with enthusiasm and without doubt a lasting good impres sion remains with his hearers. An Ineresting discussion was In order relative to the "conscientious objector" position of one member of the union and one proposed for mem bership. These two workers held that their roligious beliefs were all in all to the-n and that could not take the union obligation to be char itable to feilow workers and respect ful to every woman, they could not take the obligation of an institution which might inject a sordid element into their peaceful and God-fearing goings and comings. They had no ob jection to enjoying the fruity, in con ditions of employment and good wages made by union labor, but were unwilling to jeopardise their mental peace by helping to maintain those conditions. Their names were stricken from the roll. Are You Helping Win War? This is the time when every true citizen rallies to the sup port of his country. You can help the nation by fighting in the army, serving in Borne industry that aids the fighters, and you can loan your money to the government. It Is your duty to so handle your business and personal financial affairs that you can loan money to the government. 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