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Come Aive! Join The Militant Minority! Any Old Dead Fish Can Swim With The Current.
IMMEDIATE DEMANDS: .. THE GOAL: ONE DOLLUR DAY.N HOU Organization " Is Power A FREE RACE. ONE DOLLAR AN HOUR. IN A FREE WORLD. E VOICE toPEOPLE "AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL." V'1" 1 II M i NEW OkLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, SEPTE/IBER If 1913 "T'rnuT CONQUEIRS" NUMBER 1 /,- /I -" It "/ / -,, /i / 7-' u////ClN ac;: ·I t t Out- T-higs UNIONISg Sti'aightening Out Things. Bop Kings' Vkctins. SatcramInItoil, ( al., Sepit. .4. IIn Ma rysvieIe Count ('Ja.il le (cii Ielh' I( 4)kll4I'S f r4 e' 114' 't flirty-tlt'4'4' 1(a11ys. he 1 1( t11t 41 1'4 ' S(11 11(1'1' 1 '44114'' Ii. t;r4441. .\ 4'I l V .i~lti v t11 1 '4W144 Isas ilti wt tI 1"lllII lk; :,la Il10 1', ollp I I t' 5 J Id('4 41 a I'p. 111t4t 111 11 " ' . 14, striy. Idi'4I 'w 4l'% V 41,1 a crode 44'Ill'4 44e Spl e4111o1 I' 4 i. 144 114 11111' lil 411.'1 st1'rip> tlar4'Il >4\ 4,111 441.cr to stand til' h (1I'4lt I o IV 'IiI~ o4 vcr11j 44141 the jltht11111 11441. W. 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Vol. illlrv t ncc , U1114. II) 1"(4(411II 110(141 or"(' (\li('1ar y ;( n(j, t llo'RIs.r 0141 mliii thue 1is It4'iI( b or' thte loal i'('(,Il~1g to;II\ Iii(' ;igr;~ l''fl14'uilt sifll(4d b h-011 Ii> Hlahjoers arii (I:i('ritoot's)u ( 'omp(nics '.'olafte t ontract. Ihih. iiiv i' h iu I s IN'lI hIro k 1 5*)I -c t often I ~ li' olhiliE'r'lfl t lo di the o l o ut i o 1(:( an( t ten f"ii the wol d P .,l(t to f t he g r11the uiersI plac orrom . No. Pthse *Iittnu11c 1ºclE-j ii i'hpe ' Ia t th i Tools on Strike. Yel'ars ago whenl the worker owned his little kit of tools a:nd all of the work was done by hand, it was con siudered perfectly proper, in case of a strike by the workmen, for them to bundle up their tools and take them off the jobl, on strike with the men. To-day, as a result of the (;ENIIS, the tools of Jproduction are not con tairledl in a little kit, but are mighty machines that cover hundreds and hunldreds of ! luare feet of floor or fac tory space, and ''THE lI'OSS OWNS TIII: M. It is criminal in the eyes of the ow%,ners of these machines to put them on strike when the workers walk oil the job; the A. F. of L. looks upon the matter in the same light; not so with the I. W. W., he believes that anything is legitimate in order to take from the robber class more of that which has Ibeen stolen from the work The I. W. W. holds that the most imlortant thing on this old earth is Ill MAN I,"FE, and that inasmuch as we have a capacity for happiness, our lives -should be passed under the most lhappy, easy and pleasurable circum stanlces possible. In order to attain ourI concelption of what life should ibe we justify everything that may be a means to that end. EXCEPT Mt 1: I IL l. 'he cal;italist justifies all means, to the satisfaction of his ends. justify every crime against mind, bodIy, mature and home. The capital ist, in an tllort to satisfy his desire for the accumulation of profit, MIt' i t'lltilll' d oil Pi'ag' I . Gulf Longshoremen Fight Each Other Capitalist Press Declare Suckers "Patriots" for Signing Five Year Contracts At Old and Reduced Wages in the Face of a Rapidly Rising Cost of Living. Fate of New Orleans Dock and Cotton Councils Shows How Fast A. F. of IL is "Evolving Toward Industrialism." Once Powerful Council Shot to Pieces by Politicians and Union Contract Labor. The local capitalist press has lately been filled with accounts of struggles in the (lifferent (;ulf Ports, New Or leans, Mobile, Gulfport and Galveston have all been in the limelight. First came the strike of the Marine Transport Workers, I. W. W. and the Sailors Union against the United Fruit Co., which was a hard fought battle of the workers against the bo)ss and which would have been won had unot the Longshore and other Trans port Unions scabbed it on the Seamen until the Fruit Trust was able to im port Chine.;e scabs from England. Then came the fight of the Gulfport, Miss., Iongshoremen for higher wages which is said to have been par tially won. Then the strange strikes (?) in Mobile, Ala., and Galveston, 'Texas. In Mobile, the COLORED i)Long so,,,remen went out demanding better condlitions and a more equal SHARE 1" TlHE WORK )DONE; and then, later the WHI1TE Lo)ngshoremen went out demanding a settlement of the controversy and a SIIARE IN THE WORK OF I,()AIIN(; TIMBER, which seems to have been entirely handled by the Colored workers. In other words, one of i'ellamy's dreams had come triue the workers were lllTlING ;EACIi OTHER TO SEE Who() WOIrI) 00 TlHE WORK, on ly there was no play about it. Then canme the fight in (alveston, wherein Craft Ulnionism seems to have reached the dizziest heights of glory. There the WHITE Long slhoremen made a live-year contract with the losses, THlE BO)SSES AGR;I:EEIN; NOT 'ITO HIRE ANY ('OLOIl) LAIORi. 'The Colored workers met this strange principle of Unionism ( ?) by striking on all the jobs they controlled, thereby tying up the iort of (;alveston. The white Longshoremen tried to excuse their treachery to the colored Ilnion men on the groundl that THlE LAWS OF TI I'E. INTERNIATIO()NAI, ION(; SHOI:RE:MEN'"S ASS,:CIATION 1)11) NOT ALLOW ('( C I,OREI) W)iOKEIRS TO( I:l:(')OME MEMBERS, which is what the I. W. W. has been telling them all along--that the A. F. of I,. only "organized" ( ?) them when it could not double-cross them into star vation otherwise. In New Orleans there were no strikes of the IAong shoremen, either white or co!ored. In steadl the "leaders" ( ?) met the Boss es in the Cotton E'xchange andl "con tracts" (?) running from two to five years, on the basis of a ten hour day, with about two men for every job on the River Front, were signed up at the ol(d or a reduced rate of wages, this to "E':NAl'i.E NEW ORLEANS TO COMPETE WITH THE OTHIEI" C I'L.F PORTS---AT TlHE EXPENSE 01" LABOR. These "contracts" completely de stroy the unity of the New Orleans l)ock an'I Cotton (Council which was only a few years ago practically an Industrial Union and the strongest and most militant labor organization in the (ulf States. When these treasonable contracts were signed the capitalist press was unanimous in de claring the suckers on the River Front "patriots." As old Dr. Johnson once observed, this proves that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" and that a "patriotic" working man is a sucker who is willing to see himself and family go ill-clad, ill-housed and ill-fed as long as the good Boss hands him the bullcon and a little cheap rot gut every Saturday night. And so ends the once powerful and militant Dock and Cotton Council of the Port of New Orleans. So un-class-conscious has it become that not itself nor a single one of its constituent Unions donated a cent to wards the defense of the Seamen in their struggle with the Fruit Trust and to the last man, white and col ored, they worked all during the Sea men's strike side by side with Chinese and nigger scabs and never even took a punch at one of them. As a shining example of how the A. F. of L. is "evolving toward Indus trialism" we respectfully refer the Sallon Socialists and Syndicalists to the I)ock and Cotton Council of the Port of New Orleans. In subsequent issues TlHE VOICE will try to show up the rotten conditions on the River Front here and tell the tale of how a militant industrial union was put on the bum by the "leaders" of an organ ization (?) that is strenuously assert ed to be "evolving toward Industrial ism." I ntil then, we will remark that "You cannot put new wine into old bottles with,.ut busting them" and that a labor union that falls into the hands of politicians of ANY PARTY is billed to get NOTHING for SOME I'IIN;, to become a coffin fund, a machine for the conservation of politi cal graft, and not an INDI )STRIAL i'OWlE;lR to be used to raise the wages, shorten the hours and tetter the conditions of its members. SAY, you fellows on the wharves, whyinhell don't you wake up and join the ONLY LAHOR I'NION in the I;,ulf Ports, the MARINE TIRANS 'PORT' W()RKERS IUNION OF TlHE INI)1 ST''RIAI, WORKERS OF1 THllE WOR:I.D? 1)0 IT NOW, TO-I)AY. Y()O have NOTHING but your ('CAINS to LOSE. The New Or leans hleadqluarters is located at 307 North Peters Street, where Secretary Parks and organizers Albers and Fil gueria are always on deck to welcome all true rebels of the working class. The m( iritiation fee and dues are low, AND TlHE ONLY WAY OUT OF YOI' PRI'IESENT SLAVERY IS T''llltO 1(;l ONE I(; IUNION OF TIRA NSPORT WORKERS. Come alive! Join the army of the World's Rebellious Toilers!