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1 B Wil iff' _ HmL HI Hi ■ JL __ j *N> 1 \ Were Still Marching Forward I J In Defense of our Democracy A little more than five years ago we Celanese workers organized to ex tend our democracy, our living standards, our working conditions. We couldn't do It as individuals, so we all got together. We haven't done so badly. Let's stop and look back through the brief history of the union just to see how we've made out. First of all we've put more money in our pockets, more to buy food with, more to clothe our kids, more with which to live decently and enjoy ourselves without worry. All in all we've added more than FIVE MILLION DOLLARS to our yearly paychecks since we got together. Last year alone we put four dollars more on every weekly paycheck. And that mon*v on top of what we already made, went right back to building our communities. But money isn't everything we've won. We *’ Better working conditions In the plant- Strong seniority regulations- A grievance system through which trained union members handle and settle grievances that arise daily- Maternity and sick leave- Vacations with pay- Separation pay improved relations between ourselves and the company. There's no doubt aboutt it, our Union has done a splendid job. I CELANESE LOCAL 1874, TEXTILE WORKERS UNION OF AMERICA, CIO I I GEORGE A. MEYERS, President. , CLYDE D. LUCAS, Sec.-Treas. WILLIAM B. COLEMAN, Vice-Pres. WILLIAM MEAGHER, Secretary I jilll-’ > 11||1 THE WESTERN MARYLAND VOICE OF INDUSTRIAL LABOR Now, we of Local 1874, along with the rest of the people in this country and other democratic nations, have another big battle ahead of us. We've got to pitch In and help kick Hitler on his axis. We've got to save ourselves from fascist slave ry. And we're ready to go. But we don't believe a few big shots should be given the job of planning this war and the people given the brush off. We know this fight can only be won by the joint efforts of all the people-labor, industry and government-ALL the people. Every union man and woman in this country and world knows that. Every union man and woman is used to fighting, and every union man and woman is going to fight to save and extend our democracy. We're putting our organized shoulder behind the wheel that's going to drive Hitler back. We're offering the organized brain of 10,000 workers. We're going to enlist In the armed services - we're going to enroll in civilian defense - we’re go ing to buy defense bonds and stamps - we're going to drain our blood into blood banks - we're going to give to war relief funds and the Red Cross - we're going to do everything possible to win this war against insane Hitler and his crazier stooges. That's why we've got a union -to win battles for us. That's why we win battles -we can't do It individually, so we do it together. We've marched to vic tory before, and we'll do it again. We're organized to defeat Hitlerism. Thursday, January 29, 1942.