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VOTE NEAR •. AT MASTER AFL QUiTS v A *. Cfcfitinued and unremitting or- ,'t ganization was planned at Master Electric, as efforts to secure an election in the next two or three weeks were annoinced by Ernest Black, President of UE Local 754. ifclanagement has consented to an election in the plant. Employees at Master will jfjv meet Wednesday evening, De 'A cember 18, to choose a shop committee, work out details of the election, and vote on vaca tion provisions and a wage plan to correct the inequalities of the present system. 4J'~ As election time neared, news came that all AFL unions except '•*. "Ihe Pattern Makers, had with -j^rawn from the balloting. Certain AFL unions have had contracts lit Master Electric since^-1937. ''Withdrawal came throijgh'the AFL .* fkletal Trade Coupei^in a letter '-jto Philip G. Phillips, Regional Di rector of the NLRB in Cincinnati. Withdrawal of the AFL unions gave Master employees an opportunity to decide clear ly for a real union. It was an indication of the complete failure of the AFL adequately to represent the employees in it\ three years at Master. Organization of the girls at Master was pushed as the election neared. Several new stewards have been chosen among the girls, and a special meeting has been ar :"t-'.ranged for girls. Helen Wall, Max ine Allen and Marie Bingeman amo«g the recently chosen leaders'. Organization at Master has jj|- been led by stewards* aided THE STEWARD SEE TODAY'S FEATURE PAGE for an editorial on the contribution of the steward to the labor movement. by Arthur L. Garfield, UE In ternational Representative. L. L. Warriner has represented the company. In over twenty-five plants, large and small, workers have won delf-organization through the UE-CIO. These workers secured, in contracts under the law, higher wages for all, guar anteed security on the job through seniority, improvement of conditions in the shop, prompt settlement of griev ances and complaints through regular bargaining with man agement, an end of speeding up and arbitrary rate cutting on operations. They have won a new dignity, through a real voice in theii) working condi tions. These are the prospects which organization in the UE CIO holds out for all i industrial workers. 1 These gains have been 1 k :%qn peaceful progress. The UE-CIO brings gains to workers without v strife and strikes. There has never been a CIO strike in Dayton. On Y" vY v Negotiations 'begin on ,—contract The first meetings between the Contract Committee of Local 801 and the Frigidaire management were held last Wednesday, De cember 11, and Tuesday, Decem ber 17, at 7:30 P. M. Representing the management are Mr. O. L. Beardsly, H. Hodges, Mason Rob erts and Scotty Davis. The committee is assisted in ne gotiations by International Rep resentatives Ernest DeMaio and Arthur Garfield, and Field Or ganizer Henry Fiering. An Open Message to Dayton Workers and Citizens: Group Plans New jbcufian Frigidaire CONTRACT COMMITTEE FRIGIDAIRE CONTRACT COMMITTEE: Russell Rockwell, Glen Martin, George Moyer, M. M. Miniard, Roscoe Miller, Lem Markland (Chairman), Ben Cromwell. What the UE Stands For JN THE LAST SIX MONTHS, over 18,000 employees in Dayton have taken the high road the banner of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, CIO. Let us CIO in Dayton, to see what the UE-CIO stands for. a basis of real gains for the workers, and through a clarifica tion of mutual responsibilities, UE-CIO unions have been able to achieve previously unknown har mony between employees and management. These relations are based on a respect by management for the rightful place of the em ployees under a democracy. The gains won by the UE CIO, and the harmonious rela tions developed, have been SECURED in contracts. Only through THEIR OWN strength, expressed in THEIR OWN contracts, can employees in any industry guarantee the fu ture security of any gains they may receive. Such guarantees, through a union, comprise the UE way. by The UE has a unique record. The UE has shown that it is pos sible to secure the most oomplete and militant organization, and the greatest gains, for the employees, and at the same time achieve harmonious, friendly-day-to-day relations with management. Workers who have joined the UE-CIO in Dayton in the past six months have enjoyed com plete union democracy. They have run the unions in their own shops. They have elected their own officers, responsible to the membership. They have, with complete discussion and majority rule, WRITTEN THEIR OWN CONTRACTS. This democracy extends throughout the UE, from the shop department to the Na tional Union. The contribution of 4he UE-CIO in Dayton has not been limited to economic gains for its members. For its members, the UE-CIO has supplied recreation, entertainment, UNION NEWS Published By LOCALS of the UNITED ELECTRICAL, RADIO AND MACHINE WORKERS OF AMERICA, CIO NEW UE LOCAL 755 TO ELECT OFFICERS Increased membership at Delco and Frigidaire has made it advisable to establish the new Delco Local. Under the new arrangement it is expected that an even more rapid growth in the union strength will take place. The chartering of Delco Local 755 places new responsibilities upon every member, and the in coming officers. Full cooperation, and a full Executive Board of Delco Local 755, for UE members at the Delco Products Division of GM, will be elected at a special membership meeting, set for December 29, at UE Hall. and complete unity are essential in order that the goal of Local 755, job security, a high standard of living, and complete industrial democracy, may be achieved. Labor relations in the Delco plant are rapidly improving. The full union grievance pro cedure is in operation, and every Delco worker has a right to full representation, twenty four hours a day. to improved conditions, under look at the record of the UE- and a broader social life. It has supplied a bi-monthly paper, written by its members, and itis laying the plans for an educational program open to all its members. In addition, the UE-CIO is conscious of its responsibilities to the community. It wants to make each shop in Dayton a BETTER PLACE TO WORK. It wants to make the city of Dayton a BETTER PLACE TO LIVE. The UE-CIO lias endorsed and furthered worth-while community projects, such as the recent Adopt a Family Charity Show. Above all, the UE-CIO has brought thousands of Dayton citizens and their families, and hundreds of Dayton retailers more money, more goods and more sales. Largely through the UE-CIO, Dayton pay rolls will reach the new high of $100,000,000 in 1940. V -J *?W Sub-Office -Sfi* -DECEMBER 19, 1940 Volume I Number 1 an bagm.9 URWA-CIO leads in election at Inland Employees at the Inland divi sion of GM are awaiting certifica tion of the United Rubber Workers of America, CIO, as their bargain ing agent, as a result of the 150 vote plurality given the CIO in last week's election. The election returns URWA-CIO, 1153 IEA (Com pany-independent union), 998 neither, 117. Decision leading to certification* is held up by challenged ballots. The URWA challenged 43 votes as cast by supervisory employees, and 6 votes as cast by apprentice students. Both groups were ex cluded by the consent stipulation, signed by all parties. With in validation of these ballots, the URWA will have a clear majority of all votes cast. Prompt decision was prom ised URWA leaders by Philip C. Phillips, Regional Director of tbe NLRB. 4 conference settle the matter, will be held j^ with all parties this week. W%: "The company union at Tnlawi^ is through," Howard Lloyd, URWA representative, declared. "We expect a decision that will lead to immediate certification of the URWA-CIO, at the confereno* arranged by Phillips." BE WISE—ORGANIZK DELCO •. 5' Education plan for Unions wins Stewards' ok A UE educational program ap peared on the way in Dayton this week, after endorsement of .wC\ program and selection of an -J cational Committee by the Delco Stewards Council. Two programs, one for Stewards and one open to all members of the union, are suggested in the plan, which will come before other locals thia week. The formulation of an edu cational program followed many demandjs from union v, members for such a service. Both officers and rank andi-^.p^ fl(le have repeatedly rafe«3*l the question of educational .\g work, to improve the quality' t4'r, of union leadership and ensure a better understanding of the J, union among all members. The program calls for time da*5"'t voted to education at each Stew ards meeting, and an Institute of.. five classes to be held once a week during January and early February. Members of the Delco Com mittee on Education are, Ruth James, Margaret Thomas, ,:,y Orville Kuhnle, and Earl Webb. The committee will work with similar committees from other locals, assisted by •. field Organiser William N. Chambers. I wf.