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THE LABOU STANDAKD, JANUARY, 1910.
HARTFORD UT TIRE BUILDERS Another Labor Organization Is Added to the Many in Hartford. As a result of the strike at the Hart ford Rubber Works, over 300 tire build ers who refused to work under a new schedule of prices that the company desired to put into operation, have formed a union, known as Auto Tire Builders' Union, No. 12879 An account of the controversy, as given by both sides, will be found in another column. The men were assisted in the formation of the new organization by Sol Son theimer and other members of the Organization Committee of the Hartford Central Labor Union. Mr. Sontheimer has been made an honorary member of e new union. officers are: Austin R. McCarthy t; William Kellas, vice-presi- U T 1 X 1 statements nave ueen maae i i i 1 1 T rn 'v. ir i s'liri r. u r, inp of the rubber company is ore uie siriKe, were 111- . A 1 J 1 now niaiving iires ana 1 . A 1 teach a few others who r j. l j i it is said, the cutput practically nothing as 1 1 TIRE BUILDERS ON STRIKE. (Continued From Page 1.) forth Ihere is no reduction in wages, that the employees are going to be placed on a piece work basis, that there Is only a readjustment of wages, that employees will earn more under the new schedule than formerly. He says the company wish to point out that the readjustment of rates referred to is not a cut, and the principle in volved has been entirely overlooked. This principle is the change from an hourly rate based on prices, however, that would give an operator at least the amount he has been earning be fore with a real incentive to increase his pay and consequent output. The change from hourly rates to flat piece work prices is far different from a cut in wages, which has not and will not be made. We, the members of the Tire Builders' Union, desire to answer the matter in the press of January 7, by Mr. Anderson, and respectfully sub mit the following facte V the public, in which we believe ysjin show our. position in '.his mattlvi be jjroper and right. We wish to be fair and honest in what we say to the public, and do not wish to mislead any citi zen as to the controversy between the tire builders and the company. Facts and figures are tiresome, and so we find Mr. Anderson is laboring under a misapprehension of not only the principle but the numerical facts involved. We may sum up the whole matter by stating that we are cut 5 cents on 2Ji and 3-inch tires, 10 cents on 3 14 -inch tires, 15 cents on 5-inch tires, 30 cents on 4i-inch tires and 22 cents on 5-inch tires for the Dunlop department. For the Clincher depart--imTt ye. may deduct a cut of 20 cents on 2V..vand 3-inch iAs, 17V. cents 1,-inrh tires. 15 c 7 Xui-A-lnch tivegJJr SHARING PROSPERITY. k Proceeding Not Relished by Sortie Employers of Labor. A short time ago when the employ ees of the Westinghouse works, near Pittsburg, were paid many envelopes were found to contaiu from $100 to $1,000 more than the amount due ac cording to the timekeepers' records. The recipients of this extra money, about $40,000 all told, were salaried men in the employ of the company who suffered loss of time and earnings when the company encountered hard times in 1907 and had a serious slump. More men will be remembered in like manner during the immediate future. An official of the company stated that the firm did not deem it necessary to publish the names of the employees being benefited and added: "The company desires to show Its ap preciation of the men. They lost mon ey through no fault of their own or ours. The plant is large and has been working double time for some time. It is only fair that the men who stuck to the company should benefit in the great new rush of prosperity." Records of such transactions and of such declarations make pleasant read ing for all people except a few those' typified by John Kirby of Dayton, president of the National Association1 of Manufacturers. As Mr. Kirby says; the "working people depend naturally for subsistence" upon the "employing class" and voluntarily to increase "sub sistence" rations above a point de manded by law and the requirements of keeping body and soul together must be, according to his theory, noth ing short of criminal. Anyhow, what buviness has the management of a great big employing concern like .the Wstinghouse to prove by the "money talks" . method that it tries to do the vqiIi .i rjn for those who help eVN? renn Women Who WorV. Hie re are (1.000.000 waee nrnintr we- " n in the United Suites, working not r for less wages than men in the ie induslries, but very frequently work longer hours smd under less sfactory sanitary conditions than i. Stal istics of the bureau of la show that, the percentage of wo l workers is steadily growing, and ; is attributed to the increase in t of living, which is a permanent ditiou, as well as to the growth of city population, women in cities ng deprived of the opportunity to lniry, garden and other congenial lv. which her country sister enjoys, -therefore forced, where she must maintain herself or the family, to up work that in the majority of brings her into direct competi- 'th men, to the disadvantage of ings Library Sent to Home. brary left by the late Amos J. gs K; been forwarded to the Winters' home by his widow. ,s done in conformance to a ade by the deceased printer, congressman. The books a source of great benefit nt to the residents of the rmiug a link in the mem- mst. Mr. Cunmiiugs' au- each book, written in t illness in anticipation sent to the home. 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