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THE LABOR JOURNAL
Official Organ of the Trades Souncil, is read by the laboring kn and women of Everett. VOL. XXIV. COMPLETE MEN'S AND BOYS' STORE Mechanic's Clothes Union Made for Union Men This store's particular pride in supplying the working men with the .best made garments is shown by the increased business we enjoy in this line. SHIRTS, MACKINAWS, HOSE, CAPS, LOGGER SHOES, WORK SHOES, CRUISERS' SHOES, WATER-PROOF SHOES Fully warranted to fulfill all requirements to your entire satisfaction. (See our lines before buying anywhere) The Brodeck Co. 1701-3 Hewitt Aye. CARHART AND BOSS OF THE ROAD OVERALLS Savings Made and Deposited With this strong hank regularly means not only 4 per cent interest added to the amount, but a fund from which expenses can be paid later for EDUCATION, TRAVEL, BUSINESS OR ADVERSITY Money never outgrows its usefulness, so keep saving and deposit ing it with this bank. BANK OF COMMERCE 4 Per Cent on Time and Saving Deposits Riley-Cooley Shoe Co. FULL LINE OF UNION MADE SHOES Both Phones 766 Klein Distributing Company, Inc. J. F. KLEIN, Prop. Agency for ITALIAN SWISS COLONY WINES, PORT, SHERRY, MUS CAT, ANGELICA From $1.00 to $3.00 Per Gallon Our Brandies are from the Italian Swiss Colony made of the Purest of Madera Grapes. Our leading brands of whiskey are Edgewood, Barbee, Yellow stone, Harper, Sunnybrook and Burclay "76" and our brand — "LITTLE OLD FASHION WHISKEY" Delivery to any Part of the City S. S. 385 —PHONES —Ind. 636 COR. HEWITT AND OAKES EVERETT, WABH. NORTHERN TRANSFER CO. Office and Storage Warehouse Across from Great Northern Freight Deaet Suaset 191, lad. Sos Mr. Union Man: Stop and Think! Do you buy everything you can that is UNION MADE? We sell everything that is to be had that 's Union Made. Bachelder & Corneil BETTER CLOTHES—UNION MADE Those old daugerretoypes of grand 'it her and grandmother and Aunt Mary and mother taken Just after the war—and then the quaint pictures of father —money wouldn't buy them [Cor. Wetmore from YOU. Are you forgetful of the fact that future generations will cher ish such pictures o you? Photograph er B. J. Brush. 218-19 Healty Bldg — Adv. The Labor Journal SEVEN SISTERS CAMPAIGN ON PETITIONS ARE OUT AND CIR CULATORS WILL BEGIN WORK IN EVERETT—FED ERAL MEDIATOR FAILS TO SETTLE LOCAL TROUBLE. The Universal Eight Hour League sounded the sentiment of the voters of Seattle on the question of an eight hour day when circulators secured 22, --000 signatures at the polling places on city election clay. And forty precincts were not canvassed at all because of a lack of circulators. The people have made up their minds to try out this thing called direct legislation, despite the warnings of the State Employers' Association. It will not be as easy a task to get the signatures for the Seven Sisters because of the multiplic ity of the measures and the necessity of going more or less into explanation of their purport. Everybody knew what the eight-hour bill was and were either for or against it. Argument wasn't necessary. The Seven Sisters will require systematic organization of our union and grange forces and we ought to be terribly busy right now. What are the unions In your locality doing? The blank petitions are being distributed now from our Seattle head quarters and the campaign must be pushed energetically to a successful conclusion. An hour or two each evening in your own neighborhood where you are acquainted will turn the trick. Go to your campaign com mittee and enlist for this campaign. If you have a friend outside the labor movement who is interested and will take a petition around, mail his or her name and address to our headquarters, 1518 Sixteenth Aye. N„ Seattle, Wash. See that your friends are registered. AND DO IT NOW! For the first time in the history of this state the federal government has taken a hand in bringing about an amicable adjustment of an industrial |dispute. T. W. Boyce, an agent of the Bureau of Mediation and Conciliation attached to the Department of Labor, was sent at the request of organized labor to Raymond and Everett to ad i just if possible the trouble between mill owners and employes in those lo calities. After two days continuous conference in Raymond a settlement was reached agreeable to both sides and virutally the. conditions obtaining prior to the lockout were restored. There will be no further discrimina tion against union men, and, in the two mills operating with scabs, the men employed at the time of the strike will be re-employed as fast as open ings can be made for them. In place of shop stewards a committee from the union will in future take up with the management any dispute that may arise. These are the terms of settle ment which the daily press distorted into a complete victory for the mill men. We are perfectly willing they should have that kind of a "victory." In Everett the government agent could do nothing, the Robinson Co. taking the Insolent attitude that it had "nothing to arbitrate." NOTHING TO ARBITRATE when, the company de liberately discharged its men for no other reason than that they had as serted their right to organize. This "public-be-damned" attitude of some of our large employers of labor may tide them for awhile but cannot stand much longer against a changing pub lic sentiment. "Upon what meat hath this our Caesar fed that he hath grown so great?" 1712 Hewitt A prominent mill owner in this state is very hitter against the Democratic, administration "May fire and pestil ence, (amine and drouth, sweep this United States from border to border as long as the Democrats remain in power." lie exclaimed to a group of friends the other day while discussing the "free tolls" question which is agi tating congress. And he has done his little bit towards bringing about this calamitous situation. His plant, which employs two hundred or more men when running nominally, has been idle for several months. Of course It was market conditions that kept his plant closed and not a desire to be an instrument of vengeance on the Demo cratic party. Hut he stands for a type of men that care no more whether the working people as a class sink or swim, survive or perish, than does a wooden Indian cigar sign. I honestly believe that this little old United States would get on just as well if we had a few industries less managed by that type of men ]■:. P, MARSH. have: you signed seven sisters? THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE EVERETT TRADES COUNCIL EVERETT, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1914. HI GILL TELLS BUSINESS MEN WHY HE IS MAYOR. The following is an extract from a speech by Hi Gill, given in his honor by the business men of Seattle at the New Washington hotel last Monday evening: "You business men," said he, "he you banker, merchant or what not, you must realize that as political af fairs stand today, you are one and the same with the poor laundress. You are. one and she is one on the ballot, and perhaps she has this advantage over you, that she can vote her hus band and you cannot vote your wife. "In the last ten years there has worked a revolution in the political affairs of this country greater than the French revolution, though not one drop of blood was shed, t hat revolu tion left you, Mr. Business Man, with one vote, no matter how great your business may be, while the little busi ness man in Green Lake, whose trade amounts to but $2.75 a day, is your political equal inasmuch as he has one vote. "You have not come to see this yet. You did not see it in the last election. But I did and that is why I am mayor." MERCANTILE CONFERENCE. The Industrial Welfare Commission, at a meeting held on March 10 and 11, has set a date for a formal convention for the purpose of establishing the minimum wage for women employes in mercantile industries of the state. The date set is Tuesday. March 31, at 9 a. m„ and the place of meeting will be the senate chamber, in Olympia. Following is a list of the delegates chosen to this important convention: Representing the employers are J. L. Paine, Spokane Dry Goods Co., Spo kane; Edward D. Frederick, Frederick & Nelson, Seattle; George J. Wolff, Aberdeen, Wash. Those selected to represent the em- \ ployes are Mrs. E. Mulr, care Chris toff erson's store, Taconia; Mrs. Flor ence Dock, care Rhodes Bros., Seattle: i Miss Mayme Smith, care Wonder store, Spokane. The public will be represented by Prof. W. G. Reach, University of Washington, Seattle; Mrs Frances Ax tell, nellingham; Mr. .1 D. Fletcher, Fletcher & Evans, Taconia. LABOR NOTES FROM THE WHAT THE LABEL MEANS TO CAPITOL. THE UNION SHOP. The state factory inspectors were in session March 14 and Pi, and among i various matters considered a determi nation has been reached to standard izo all safeguards. The labor commis sioner called the com cation in the matter of Organizing safety commit tees in the mills of the different parts of the state. The stute labor commission* r made i a flying trip to Bverett Friday after noon and had a conference with Conn- 1 ty Prosecuting Attorney Faussett to < see what could be done in a legal way towards preventing the mill owners from discriminating against organized t labor. The question tit issue having arisen through an Ultimatum delivered by the employers declaring against the t employment of any ono> wearing a 1 union button. Prosecuting Attorney I Faussett has consented to act on the 1 evidence submitted to Iti in. jt ARE YOU IN THIS FELLOW'S CLASS? Trades Council The Trades Council held its regular session last Friday evening with Presi dent Smith in the chair. Communication received from Kern County Labor Council of Bakerafield, Cal., asking for information as to the attitude of the mills here toward union labor In this city and promising sup port from that section. Secretary in- ] Btructed to notify California body as to local conditions in mills. Communication was received from the Building Trades Council notifying the Trades Council that it had con curred in the action of placing the Robinson Manufacturing company on the unfair list. Communication received from Seat tle Central Council regarding the eight-hour initiative petitions. Brewery Workers —One initiation and levied a 25-cent assesment on its membership for the Michigan strikers. Bartenders —Two initiations. Machinists —Voted on machinists' home proposition and eight-hour day; [endrosed eight-hour dya. Molders —One by card. Plumbers —One application. Painters —Two applications. Teamsters —Four initiations. Label League—Two initiations and held grocery shower last week at the home of Mrs, M. T. Alliman for the benefit of the Striking Teamsters. Ten members were present and three large boxes of groceries were donated. "If I were to give you an orange," said Judge Foote of Topeka to D. O. McCray, "I would say, 'I give you the orange'; but would the transaction be entrusted to a lawyer to be put into writing, he would adopt this form: "I hereby give, grant and convey to you all my interest, right, title and ad vantage of and in said orange, together with its rind, skin, juice, pulp and pits, and all rights and advantages therein, with full power to bite, suck or other wise eat the same, or give away all or, any part thereof, with or without the! rind, skin, juice, pulp or pits, anything hereinbefore, or in any other deed or' deeds, instrument of tiny nature or kind whatsoever to the contrary not withstanding.' " Promotes good citizenship It elevates the standard of labor. It abolishes unsanitary conditions It protects the home and fosters fam ily ties. It forbids conditions which endanger the health of the community. It improves tho environment of those who labor, thereby enhancing the quality of citizenship. It is hostile to the system of child labor and is a factor in keeping chil dren of school age out of the work shop. If you want the union shop, boom the label. Sam Allen, who recently underwent an operation at Providence hospital, has recovered to the extent that he WM able to leave the above institution last. Hrother Allen is still confined | to his home but is doing nicely. LEGAL LANGUAGE Mention the Journal to every merchant who solicits your pat ronage through these columns. SION ON INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS. Collective bargaining, conciliation and arbitration as means of adjusting differences between employer and em ploye will be considered at the first formal public hearing in Washington of the United States Commision on In dustrial Relations. The hearing will begin Monday, April 6. i Corporation officials and trades un ion leaders who have negotiated and ", maintained trade agreements in five of the nation's largest industries will be called to testify. The commission hopes to elicit in formation that will disclose to what extent improvement in industrial re lations might be expected from the general adoption of such agreements in other industries. The hearing will include systematic efforts at peaceable settlement of dis putes in the coal mining industry, the railroads, the clothing industry, the printing trades, the building trades and the molders' trade. At least two representative employes and two representative union officials in each industry have been asked to testify. The list of witnesses will be made public In a few days. One session of the hearing will be devoted to each of the five trades, and the hearing will close with the testi mony of witnesses whose experience or study have been along broad, general lines. Among the trade agreements about which detailed information will be solicited are the agreements in the anthracite and bituminous coal min ing industries, the agreement that ex isted for several years in the building trades of New York City, various agreements in the clothing industry of New York City and Chicago, and sim ilar agreements in the printing trades and the molders' trade. STRENGTHEN YOUR ORGANI ZATION. The writer has noticed from time to time for the last twenty years the efforts of those within and without the ranks of organized labor to strengthen their position. We must expect those not within the ranks to organize those of their class in an effort to defeat the aims of organized labor. They do not take the union people into con sideration In any way whatever Labor's needs, labor's dues, is nothing to them Kven your right to wear the emblem of the organization which has made it possible for you to get the conditions under which you work at pre tent is denied you. Now we ha\e a remedy for this evil The bulk of the money spent is spent by those who work for a living. Why not use your head and remember those who have to be fought by organized labor, or those who take a stand with the one who fight the cause of organized labor. Then give your patronage to those whom yon know are favorable j to your cause Buy only UNION MADE goods, and by so doing you j will not only strengthen your own or-1 aanization, but be fulfilling your ohli \ Batten. This remedy carried on for a [icriod of about ninety days by alii members of unions In Kv*r«tt, w, be H*T% would lessen the membership n the organizations which have been 'ormed to fight the cause of labor unions UNION SECRETARY THE LABOR JOURNAL LABOR TEMPLE PLANS DRAWN SKETCH OF PROPOSED BUILD ING MAY BE SEEN AT THE LABOR TEMPLE — ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION NOW UP TO THE UNIONS We want a new Labor Temple in this berg and we want it bad. The present structure is deteriorating in value every year and is no longer suit able to the needs of our growing labor movement. Like a suit of clothes that were once serviceable but have been outgrown and worn out, the present building has served us well for many years, but ought to give way to a new and modern building. We have ex pended a good deal of hot air on this subject in the last few years and have gone so far as to purchase and pay for iwo sightly lots in a desirable busi ness location, but that is all we have done. One union, the Timber Work ers, is right up against the proposition now of being compelled to seek other quarters, although they have over two thousand dollars tied up in the stock 'of the Building Association. There is i not a hall in the present, building large enough to hold the crowd that attends the weekly meetings and the union has 1 been compelled to rent Liberty hall in ; which to hold the same. The directors of the association have earnestly discussed plans for get ting the new building under way and it is up to the union people of this city to say whether or not plans under way shall materialize or not. Building plans have been submitted and are now on display in the Labor Temple. They show a modern building taking up the entire ground area of the two lots, with either two or three stories and basement. The plans provide for one entire floor serving as an auditorium suitable for any kind of public gather ing and if built as planned would sur pass anything we now have in the city. The approximate cost of such a build ing as planned, completed and fur nished, ranges from $20,000 to $30,000 Plans are thoroughly modern, includ ing the latest thing in lighting, heat ing, etc. Both large and small meet ing halls, reading room, ladies' rest rooms, spacious ante and reception rooms, kitchen, banquet hall, offices, etc. If the project is carried out, and ,U Can be. it will assure to Everett un ionists a spacious, beautiful home, the equal of anything of its kind in the West and a good revenue producer. The big consideration is the raising of funds and this entails concerted" action on the part of the union peo ple of Everett. Most of the building trades unions have signified their willingness to do most of the labor and take stock in the association in return, so the bulk of the Immediate cash outlay would have to be for con struction material and furnishings At least fifty per cent of the labor cost could probably be paid in stock, the stock issued and called in the future from the earnings of the building A reincorporation will of course be necessary and new stock issued in both common and preferred form. The preferred stock is interest bearing and may be purchased by a union or by any individual, whether a member of a Union or not. Preferred stock in a" building such as planned wmtld con stitute a gilt-edge investment. Com mon stock is dividend bearing but not interest bearing, and can be held only by union members in trust for their organizations. The Wednesday in April all the stockholders of the association will | hold a me. ting to discuss proposed building plans and go into the project in detail In the meantime every union lin the city ought to take this matter tip as a special order of business in order that the stockholders when they meet next month will have an id. a of what the unions will do. Come in dur ing the week and see the plans. Talk the project over and try and inject some enthusiasm into your neighbor on the subject We ll never have a new building in ninety nine yean un less wt do somettiiiiL more than talk •b<Wt it. If business and industrial conditions are normal in this city dur tng the Coming year, and the future point! that way, wr can get the Tem ple under vaj W. can do it if the unions all get together on the proposi tion and stay with it. If you arc a good union man you will see to it that each article of your wearing apparel bears the label. Xo. (i.