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The Voice of the People.
(Formerly "The Lumberjack.")
Entered as Second-class Matter, July 5, 1913, at
the Post Office at New Orleans, La., under
the Act od August 24, 1912.
Published Weekly by National Industrial Union of
Forest and Lumber Workers, Southern District.
District Headquarters .. ... Alexandria, La.
Jay Smith ..._.rtary
OFFICE OF PUBLICATION:
520 POYDRAS STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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All local Unions of Forest and Lumber Workers,
Southern District, should get in communication at
once with Jay Smith. Secretary Southern District.
Box 78, Alexandria, La., and arrange a date as soon
SMITH AND RICE. PROMOTERS.
Call to Southern Oil Workers
The Oil Industry is ripe for organization, not only
in Oklahoma, but all over the country.
The slaves of the oil fields have been exploited to
the limit, for years they have been working their
heads oil, each one trying to out-do the other.
But at last they are beginning to realize the fact that
the shorter the hours and slower the pace, the larger
w ill be the pay envelope. Over one hundred are al
ready lined up in the One Big Union, and more are
Now, II)W ABO(I'T TILE REST OF YOU OIL
WORKERS? You lDrillrs? Tool dressers? Gaugers?
I'tumlpers and Connection men : Don't you think it
is about time to get together for a shorter working
daly? Don't forget that shorter hours and Bigger Pay
go hand in hand. Industrially Organized in the I.
W. W. we can get the Eight-llour I)ay by April
First. Get Busy!
For further information, write to .1. A. Law, Scere
tarv, Local .5s i Oil Workers Industrial Union, I. W.
W.. ('are (;General De)livery. Tulsa, Oklahoma.
BY WALKER C. SMITH.
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NEW ORLEANS M. T. W. MEETINGS.
Local 7, Marine Transport Workers, I. W. W.
hMeete every Tuesday at 7A.0 o'clock at its Hall,
:l37 NORTII PETERS STREET.
All Seafaring Men and Rebels Welcome.
Ilall !nd Reading Room Open All Day and
JOItN DAVIS, Secretary.
FRANK ALBERS, Organizer.
Southern Ditrit Demands
Wage Seal. fer Legrs and Saw MId Werkers.
Jein the Om Big Unles.
Iiataitien Fee, $1.00; Dues Ske Per Meth.
Natimeal Iadustrial Unm es erest Mad Lamber
Workers, Seuthetr District.
We demand an eight-hour day.
We demand that eight hours be the working day
from calling out in the morning until return at
We demand abolition of discount system.
We demand that all men shall be hired from Un
We demand that $2.50 per day, or $50.00 per
month and board, shall be the minimum wage for
all employee in the logging or railroad camps.
We demand 75 cents per thousand, or $4L00 per
day per man, 11,000 feet to constitute a day's
work, for log cutting, stumps 86 inches high.
We demand a 50 per cent. increase in the pay of
Tie Makers, Stave Mill, Turpentine, Rosin and all
other workers in the Lumber Industry and its by
We demand that overtime and Sunday work
shall be paid for at the rate of time and a half.
We demand that injured workmen be given im
We demand that pure, wholesome food be served
at company boarding houses.
Cooks and other employes shall not be allowed
to work on a percentage basis.
There shall be one waiter or waitres for every
30 men at the table.
We demand that maximum price of $5.00 per
week for board shall prevail.
We demand that the double deck bunks be taken
out of all the bunk houses and that beds with
springs and mattress be installed in their places.
We demand that dry rooms and bath rooms be
installed in each camp.
We demand that the pig pens be kept 300 feet
away from the cook houses or bunk houses, and
that up-todate sanitary systems be immediately
established in all lumber towns and camps.
We demand that the hospital fee be paid to the
Union and that the Union shall take care of all the
sick and injured through this fund, or that the
men be allowed to elect the doctor and have a voice
in the management of the hospital and insurance
We demand that all settlements for injuries
shall be conducted in the presence of a committee
from the Union.
We demand that all delegates or organizers
shall be allowed to visit camps and mills.
Begin Organizing NOW and make a report each
month of members in good standing at each Local
and the vote of all UNION and NON-UNION
workers, white and colored, native born or foreign
in favor of these demands, and a GENERAL
STRIKE to enforce them. DOWN WITH PEON
All local Secretaries, get busy at once. Show the
demands to all UNION and NON-UNION workers
in the Lumber Industry. Talk the PHILOSOPHY
and the POWER of the ONE BIG UNION OF
FOREST AND LUMBER WORKERS. Get to
work at once on the job where you work. Organize
the unorganized and begin agitating on the EIGHT
HOUR WORK DAY and the above WAGE
SCALE. The question is a GENERAL QUES
TION: NO LOCAL STRIKE WANTED.
HOW TO ORGANIZE.
Twenty members joining at any given place can
get charter and supplies for a Local Union. You
who read this where there is no Local Union
where you are working, be the FIRST to begin
agitating among the workers and get twenty or
more wage workers to make application for char
ter and supplies for a Local Union.
For further and full particulars, address:
JAY SMITH, Secretary,
BlIx 78. Alexandria, La.
The Portland, Oregon, locals will hold regular
propaganda meetings twice per week in the hall at
309 Davis St., during this winter. New stereopti
con installed. Good speakers needed for meetings
in hall and on the street. Everybody welcome.
FRANK CADY, Secretary,
309 Davis St., Portland, Oregon.
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The working class and the employing class have
nothing in common. There can be no peace as
long as hunger and want are found among ml
lions of working people, and the few, who make
up the employing class, have all the good things
Between these two classes a strnggle mast g
on until the workers of the wqrld organise as a
class, take posseeslon of the earth and the mar
chinery of production, and abolish the wags system.
We find that the centering of the managsmeat
of industries Into fewer and fewer hands makes
the trade unions unable to cope with the ever
growing power of the employing class. The trade
unions foster a state of afairs which allows emo
set of workers to be pitted agauinst amother set o
workers in the same indubtry, thereby blplag de
feat one another in wage wars. Moreover, the
trade unions aid in employling classe to mislead the
workers into the belief that the worklng else hare
interests in common with their empIoyers.
These conditions can be changed and the later
eat of the working classu uphold aonly by an orgal
zation formed In such a way that all It msmbers
in any one industry, or in all industria, If noes.
sary, cease work whenever a strike or lockout is
on in any departmbnt thereof, thus maklang an
injury to one an injury to all
Instead of the conservative motto: "A fair day's
wage for a tair's day's work," we must Iansribe
on our banner the revolutionary watohword:
"Abolition of the wage aystem.
It is the historic mission of the working clas
to do away with capitalism. The army of pro,
duction must be organized, not only for the every
day struggle with capitalists, but also to carry o
production when capitalism shall have been over
thrown. By organiing industrially we are formiag
the structure of the new society within the shell
of the old.
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