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The amount of the wage offer by 1 General Electric w f as not made pub- ] lie as the GE meeting got under way, but it wilt be retroactive April 8 if accepted by the union. More than 100,000 workers are affected, according to Julius Ems pak, secretary-treasurer of the UERMW. The GE conference con sists of elected delegates from all GE locals in the country, with 32 plants represented. Negotiations have been going on since February. CIO Broadcast Dramatizes Relief Drive Washington, Aug. 15—A program based on the CfO Allied War Relief Committee’s appeal to CIO workers features the regular CIO Labor for Victory broadcast, over the NBC Red Network at 10:15 p.m., Eastern War Time. Saturday, Aug. 15. The program, part of the regular CIO radio show put on every other Saturday, is a dramatization of the war relief appeal and has Irving Abramson, head of the New Jersey State CIO Council and head of the Allied War Relief Committee, as a main speaker. ClO's Labor for Victory goes on the air every other Saturday, at 10:15 p.m., over NBC's Red Net work. Dates for August and Sep tember are: Aug. 15 and 29, Sept. 12 and 26. Tune in on Labor for Victory. It’s ClO's own program. Rally for War Perth Amboy, N. Aug. 15— Thousands of CIO and AFL work ers in this busy industrial com munity turned out for a huge pa rade and war production rally held here last Sunday night. Workers and employers from 50 factories in Union and Middlesex counties were behind the demon stration, which was officially called the "United We Stand Victory Rally.” Buy Bonds Today CfflecWe Aug. 24 CIO NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Will Be Located at 718 JACKSON PLACE N.W. Washington. D. C. One Mock from the While House Between Pennsylvania Ave. and II St. WLB to Review Pay Boosts Won with Aid Of U.S. Conciliators WASHINGTON, Aug. 15.—An agreement giving the War Labor Board power to review voluntary wage contracts where the federal Conciliation Service assists in the negotiations, was an nounced today by heads of the two government agencies. Signed by Chairman William H. Davis of the WLB and John Steelman of the Labor Dept.’s Conciliation Service, the compact Murray Offers Plan To Settle CIO -AFL Disputes Washington. Aug. 15—Pres. Philip Murray this week reiterated ClO's willingness to have the War Labor Board's four public members arbi trate jurisdictional disputes be tween CIO and AFL unions. "The problem is now entirely with the AFL to consent to the proposal made by CIO for peaceful disposition of all jurisdictional dis putes without any stoppages of work.” Murray wired to Chairman William 11. Davis, of the War Labor Board. The CIO leader’s message was the second within a few days on the subject of inter-union disputes—a question that has been brought to the public attention by a strike of AFL construction workers at the General Motors Frigidaire plant in Dayton. Ohio. AFL WALKED OUT In that case. AFL members walked out for several days be cause a CIO unionist was doing some painting work at the plant, which is under contract with the CIO electrical workers union. Davis had replied to Murray’s earlier ar bitration offer by proposing that the case be brought before the WPB Labor Division’s Board of Review, which is dominated by the AFL and usually rules in intra-AFL disputes on war construction jobs. “We cannot agree to any pro cedure such as submitting AFL CIO jurisdictional matters to a Board of Review whose sole pur pose is to settle jurisdictional matters aflfecing only the Inter ests of AFL International unions,” Murray told Davis. Ogives the board vastly expanded power to supervise wage rates in American industry. Hitherto, the WLB's direct influence has been limited to cases certified to it for mediation or arbitration. First case in which the wage agreement w'as given to the WLB for ratification was that of the CIO electrical union qpd Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. The board authorized an o. k. for the s'i rent hourly increase which the union and the company had worked out. LITTLE STEEL FORMULA Davis said the board will look into ail settlements worked out by the Conciliation Service where the w’age stabilization formula worked out in the Little Steel case might be affected. In that case, the board said it w'ould authorize increases of 15? o in hourly wage rates over those of Jan. 1. 1941. to allow for (he higher cost of living. “It should be made clear that w'e have not decided to allow every body a wage increase of sVlc an hour,” Davis added. "In consulta tion with Dr. Steelman, we have devised a scheme of general appli cation, but we are going to make sure that all increases are within the formula.” Give fo CIO War Relief ————————————————— "Rubber Stamp Headquarters" Stencils Dues Bronze Badges Buttons Tablets THE BAUMGARTEN COMPANY 935 11th St., N. W. 100 % UNION MADE SEALS RUBBER STAMPS WASHINGTON. D. C. Labor Backing Mead at New York Democratic Parley WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 .>—A battle for control of New York’s Democratic parly —and perhaps of the 1944 national convention—opens today in Brooklyn. Supported by labor, progressives and President Roosevelt, Sen. Janies Mead is seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination against John J. Bennett, state attorney general. Bennett’s political field mar shal is Jim Parley, former Postmaster General, whose longtime friendship with the?" President developed first into cool aloofness and now into an open fight. Tom Dewey, who fell before the , Willkie forces at the 1930 GOP ' convention, will undoubtedly be the Republican candidate. Labor and progressive groups in the Em pire State have warned that only Mead can defeat him. The Senator has strong support from the Amer ican Labor Party. The convention comes less than a week after primary election con tests for all other offices. The vot ing found Ham Fish, discredited pal of Nazi agents walking away with the Republican nomination in his largely rural area along the Hudson. Fish will probably be re flected by his traditionally Re publican district, which includes the Hyde Park home of Pres. Roosevelt. In New York City. Rep. Vito Marcantonio won renomination on all three tickets—Republican, Dem ocratic and American Labor Party. He had the endorsement of the New York City CTO and of Mayor LaGuardia. OHIO VICTORIES From other sections of the na tion came reports of the defeat of two outstanding foes of the win-war program. In Cleveland. Rep. Martin Sweeney was de feated by a CIO-endorsed opponent, Michael Feighen. Sweeney’s bitter criticism of the President had gained him strong opposition from labor groups. John McSweeney, a former Rep resentative, gained the Democratic nomination to oppose Republican John Bricker for the Ohio Gover norship. He had the endorsement of the CIO throughout tlie state. Nebraska's Senatorial primary found Rep. Harry B. Coffee, an outspoken foe of labor, badly licked in a seven-man contest. Cof fee's opponents charged bis war record was "obstructionist." Foster May, a 37-year-old radio announcer, won the Democratic nomination, but friends of Sen. George W. Norris indicated the veteran dean of Senate liberals might run as an independent. In 1936 he defeated both Republican and Democratic conservatives to SOLD EVERYWHERE EAT A RAG A DAY TfIKSHKni lOR MORE PEP PLANTERS NUT A CHOCOLATE CO. WHEN You Order I LETTERHEADS \ MIMEOGRAPH j? ENVELOPES € PRINTING 1 Specify U nion-Made y PAPER Sold by The Only | Union Paper House in America the McGregor .1 PAPER COMPANT & SIS SOUTH WELLS STREET • CHICAGO a win another term in the Upper House. Another labor victory oceurred in ttie recent Kansas voting. where Sen. Clyde Reed sought the Gover norship nomination on a platform almost entirely conrerned with al leged racketeering by labor. Op posed by CIO. AFL and the rail road brotherhoods. Reed was sound ly trounced, with the labor-sup ported candidate, Andrew Schoep pel. receiving a 40.000 plurality. Harvey Fremming. CIO regional director in Kansas City, com mented that workers' votes were largely responsible for Reed's de feat. “We have beaten back one more distinct enemy of labor,” Fremming said. Keed will con tinue to till his uncxpired term in the Senate. The Kansas pri mary found many workers tem porarily changing their party af filiation from Democratic to Re publican in order to help defeat their foe. In New Jersey, meanwhile, CIO, AFL and brotherhoods are warm ing up for the state primaries in September. Irving Abramson, pres ident of the state CIO council and had of the national CIO war re lief committee, is a Congressional aspirant from the heavily-indus trialized eighth district near Pater son. Essex County (Newark) labor is mobilizing for the defeat of Rep. Fred Hartley, a long-time Repub lican isolationist and enemy oC labor. A united labor victory com mittee hailed the action of a “clean government” group within the GOP which is seeking Hartley’s de feat. UNION MAD 3 MONTHLY DUES BUTTONS RIBBON BADGES & EMBLEMS C. M. Geraghty, Incj 500 Sherman Street, Chicago I mam 3 _The CIO NEWS, August 17, 1942 WEST. UP.