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llfcE LABOR STANDARD, JANUARY, loiO. ENEMIES OF UNt 1 Anti-union Employers and Revo lutionary Socialists. TWO IRRECONCILABLE FOES Both Thfcs forces Oppose the Pro gram of the Civic Federation For In dustrial Peace Because of Their Hatred of Organized Labor Organized labor in this country is be set by two vindictive and unrelenting enemies. These forces are marshaled In two strangely contrasting groups. One is composed of certain organiza tions of employers, who, while pretend ing friendship for "properly conduct ed and well regulated unions," at the same time make demands upon them which they themselves . know would work their destruction.. These em ployers' organizations regard as "well regulated" only such labor unions as are so formed that their members will always abide by the rules find regula tions of the employer, with the strike an acknowledged impossibility, no matter what strain and stress may be the lot of the employees at any time. Their literature is a consolidated mass of citations of brutal or dishon est or unfair actions of isolated unions or the blunders, criminal or other wise, of some of the minor radical na tional unions, which every good citi Ken, union man or nonunion, deplores. The intent, of course, is to give the Impression that these represent the .spirit and sum total of! organized la bor's efforts. They dfl not explain that there are 25,0X) local unions in United States and Jthat it would turally be no difficult thing to And i rHtrri' i n iih'khmii s. .a i inik nia published some years ago by tne iree Thought Publishing company, entitled "The Crimes of Preachers," with a view to proving that the church was rotten to the core. Such a collection might be made detailing crimes com mitted by physiciaus, farmers, law yers, merchants, manufacturers or any other group in the professions and oc cupations. The anti-unionists never hint at the truth that many of the most violent strikes are by nonunion men, such as the recent McKees Rocks and some of the Paterson silk mill strikes, where the strikers were mostly Socialists and anarchists, but try to convey the idea that they are all union men. They viciously attack as un-American and brand as illegal and infamous the "closed shop" policy of the unions, en tirely ignoring that all the great rail way brotherhoods are open shop or ganizations, and for these they have as little good will as for the other la bor organizations. These anti-union employers ignore the constructive, benevolent and edu cation;) I work of the unions. They never mention the fact that the unions pay out more money every year for death, sick and other 'benefits than they do for strikes. They never recog nize the educational value of the un ions, whose official trade journals con tain each month technical articles de signed to educate the members in their trades and improve their skill. The other active foe of organized la bor is the revolutionary Socialist body. The Socialists fight organized labor be cause the American unions will not support their revolutionary class ha tred program. , The Socialists oppose the unions be cause they are securing shorter hours, better wages and betterix-ouditions for the workingmen, achievements which are fatal to Socialist philosophy and it desire to make things worse as fast us possible in order to pave the way for tie social reTlution.. The union3 may differ from the em ployers as to the division of profits, but they seek equitable and reasonable Contracts and agreements with them and while standing firmly for their ovn interests do not regard all employ ers as parasites, as do the Socialists; Organized labor recoguizes the rights of property and the wage system. The Socialists would wipe out the whole wage system and with it the employ ers as well. With then! whatever is, is wrong. The unions, struggling with the facts of life rather than with the mouthings of theorists, have generally repudiated the whole Socialist progri. These two foes of organized labor have obviously very little in common, but their hatred of organized labor forms a bond between them. They are frequently seen throwing bouquets at each other. This exchange of com pliments seems ludicrous at first, but it has its Inspiration in something easi ly comprehended. This hatred of the unions shown by these two groups of men extends to any and all movements which include in their objects the help ing or encouragement of organized la bor. The National Civic federation, being composed of. large employers who recognize the worth and value of organized labor and believe in dealing with it as to wages, hours and condi tions of employment and of officers of leading unions and men representing the great body called the public, is en gaged in a movement to bring about the best possible relations between capital and labor and is therefore log ically attacked by both the enemies of labor unions the employers' associa tions, which are anti-union, and the So cialists. The union smashing employers' or ganizations represent a very small pro portion of the employers of the coun try, but what they lack in numbers they make up for in venom in their attacks upon either the American Fed eration ofLabor on the National Civic felSeTa'tlonaiphI. 'iSaslej in Na tional Civic Federation Review. Tire Builders' Mass Meeting. (Continued From First Page.) one representing the Rubber Works Co. was present. It was stated that 20 of the tire builders had gone back to work and that about 100 had secured employ ment elsewhere. Unfortunately, one of the strike breakers was assaulted at a late hour on Saturday night, 15th inst., and one of the strikers was arrested charged with the offense. The accused person denies the charge and claims he can prove an alibi. In the court on Monday morn ing he was placed under $500 bonds to await the outcome of the injuries of the assaulted strike breaker. Officers and organizers of the Tire Builders Union regret exceedingly that any violence has occurred during the strike, no matter by whom the rash act was committed. Many believe the as sault was committed by others than strikers, probably by hasty-acting sym pathizers of the strikers. A Church For Laboring Men. ITope chapel, on the lower east side of New York city, owned by the Fourrh Avenue Presbyterian church, after a series of troubles, including the sudden dismissal of its minister in charge by the mother church, has been turned over to me board of home mis sions of the Presbyterian church for a term of five years at an annual cost of ,$3,000. The purpose is to build up a church for laboring men and their families, with services in several for eign languages. The Rev. Charles Stel zle. superintendent of the labor depart ment of the board, is making the plans. He was a Sunday school pupil at the chapel years ago and more recently the pastor. LABOR DOINGS IN THE SILVER CITY Cigar Makers Union Active on Patronize-Home-lndustry Suggestion. In anticipation of the C. F. of L. convention to be held in Meriden, Jan uary 18, 19, 20, 21, members of organ ized labor are putting on their "best bib and tucker" and making prepara tions for the event. William J. Buck ley will represent the Central Labor Union at the convention, and dele gates from the various local affiliated Unions have all been named. Along the lines of booming Meriden as suggested in the annual message of Mayor Reilly, the Meriden Cigar Makers' Union, Local 484, is and has been for some time doing good work. It has issued a letter addressed to all business men who deal in cigars signed by President Charles Stremlau and Secretary W. F. Pfitsenmeir, that fully covers the patronize-home-in-dustries problem. Part of the letter is herewith given: "To make a city progressive and prosperous, every encouragement should be given by the business men and consumer to all form of home in dustry. This means growth and de velopment to a city and an added num ber of employes in our factories, stores and workshops. "The above are undisputable facts and we the cigarmakers of Meriden, firmly believe that the majority of business men who handle cigars are nt doing their duty to J2af -city or ToVlhe local cigaT industry, they did, mere woum ue at least tnree times the number of cigarmakers in Meri den which would mean an added in crease in the pay roll of at least $60,000 annually. "This means, there are now thou sands of dollars sent to all parts of the country that should be kept in circulation in Meriden. "There are over seventy -five brands of cigars made in various factories of our city and they all bear the blue label of the C. M. I. U. of America. "Now, as a business man, we want to ask you: Is it not to your interest to buy more Meriden made cigars and thus lend your assistance to advance the local cigar industry?" Patronize Standard Advertisers. PATRONAGE. The merchant who does not ad vertise at all may or may not be your friend, fellow worker, but it is a foregone conclusion that he who liberally patronizes the columns of all other papers and refuses to ad vertise in your paper, is not looking for the workingman's patronage, does not wish it, and is not de sirous of your friendship. You will find those who advertise in these columns are worthy of your every consideration, for we shall use every precaution to protect your interests. When you patronize a merchant who advertises in your paper see that he knows where you saw the advertisement. You will find this a benefit to you as well as to the paper. Harmony and Unity. These two vyords, if carried out, will make your Union the success it should be. Petty bickering and personal spite shw the poltroon, not the gentleman. I Will Save You ...MONEY... -ON- Diamonds, Watches ahd Jewelry. CX W. KAPITKE JEWELER 423 Main Street, The Linden, Hartford N. 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