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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (July 6, 1906)
Three Good Rules
NEWS OF TRADE AND LABOR
UNION LABELS AND CARDS
There are now 56 labels and 10 cards issued by the fol
lowing organizations, which have been indorsed by the Amer
ican Federation of Labor:
Organizations Using Labels.
American Federation of La
bor. Bakers and Confectioners.
Boot and Shoe Workers.
Carriage and Wagon Work
ers. Carvers, Wood.
Cloth Hat and Cap Makers.
Engravers, Watch Case.
Flour and Cereal Mill Em
ployes. Fur Workers.
Garment Workers, United.
Garment Workers, Lady.
Glass Bottle Blowers.
Leather Workers on Horse
Machine Printers and Color
Metal Workers. Sheet.
Paper Box Makers.
Paper Makers. A
Piano and Organ Workers.
Shirt. Waist and Laundry
Travelers' Goods and Leath
er Novelty Workers.
ORGANIZATIONS USING CARDS.
Hotel and Restaurant Employes.
Meat Cutters and Butcher 8
Stage Employes, Theatrical.
The following crafts and callings are using the American
Federation of Labor label : Artificial Limb Makers, Cos
turners, Badge and Lodge Paraphernalia Workers, Bottlers
(Soda, Mineral Water and Liquor), Coffee, Spice and Baking
Powder Workers, Cloth Spongers and Refinishers, Carbonic
! Gas Workers, Cigar Makers' Tools, Nail (Horse Shoe) Work
ers, Aeckwear Cutters and Makers, Oyster W orkers, Paint
Workers. Photographic Supply Workers, Soap Workers, So
da pnu Mineral Water Workers, Starch Workers, Suspender
-Mnkors. Steel Case Makers. ' -
Columbia National Bank f
General Banking Business. Interest on time deposits f
The Dr. Benj. F. Baily Sanatorium
For non-contagious chronic diseases. Largest,
best equipped, most beautifully furnished.
I PHOTO GALLERY
I 1214 O STREETS
. When you want a
o oo u photograph
2" . call aiid sec my
We are expert cleaners, djers
and finishers of Ladies' and uen
tlemen's Clothing of all kinds.
The finest dresses . specialty. ,
THU NEW FiRiu
J. C. WOOD & CO.
Aoa FOR PRICELIST.
PHONES: Bell, 147. Auto, 1292.
1320 N St - - Lincoln, Neb.
Your Cigars Should Bear This Label..
ti, , Issued by AuUiomyoi the Cigar Makeii' Internals
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lOfiel Union of America.
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It is insurance against sweat shop and
tenement goods, and against disease. . .
HIGH-CLASS, popular-priced amusement
resort. our rehned shows daily. Mati
nee 3 p. m; Night, 7:15, 8:15 and 9:15 p. m.
Twelfth and O Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska
Entire Change of Program, Every Week
General Information Concerning Those Who Are Doing
the Work of the World.
Resolutions have been adopted by a
number of Chicago unions and the Fed
eration of Labor urging all . working
men to purchase .union made coffins.
Boston cigarmakers' strike is over.
A complete victory was won for the
new bill of prices, which increases the
wage for making the general run ' of
the live-cent varieties of cigars 50 cents
per 1,000, and the ten-cent lines one
dollar per 1,000. Every man is back at
The finance committee of the Chica
go city council has under consideration
a demand made by representatives of
organized labor that the city code be
so amended that at any time a union
increases its scale of wages the same
rate shall be paid by the city to em
ployes in branches affected.
The report of Commissioner of Labor
Charles P. Neill, on the charges of the
American Federation of Labor that the
eight-hour law was being constantly
violated in connection with govern
ment contracts, will be submitted to
the president soon. Mr. Neill says
there were some fine points of law in
volved. It is announced from the headquar
ters of the International Typographical
union that the following officers of the
union have been elected for the ensu
ing term of two years: President,
James M. Lynch, Syracuse, N. Y.; first
vice president, John W. Hays, Minne
apolis, Minn.; secretary-treasurer, J.
W. Bramwood, Denver, Col. .
The convention of the Industrial
Workers of the World, which was
scheduled to be held in Chicago June
27, has been postponed indefinitely.
The reason given is the uncertainty of
the outcome of the trial of Moyer, Hay
wood and Pettibone, the officials of the
Western Federation of Miners, now on
trial on charges of being implicated in
the murder of former Gov. Steunenberg
The London (Eng.) printers have
secured a decision from the court of
last appeal, which states that picket
ing is legal, and that no damages can
be collected by the employer. The
union had been sued by a large pub
lishing house. The firm won decisions
and awards of damages in the lower
courts. The final decision, however, is
hailed in England as a grand legal
trade union victory. .
The chief executive of San Francis
co, Mayor Schmitz, a trade unionist, is
handling the momentous-; questions
consequent upon the practical destruc
tion of that city, is demonstrating so
much wisdom and level-lveadnedness
that tiie "union-busters" of, the coun
try are apt to throw innumerable con
niption fits before they recover from
the worst sheck they ever experienced.
Rockford Union Record.
The talk of labor going Into politics
has caused research for the first effort
in that line. The honor of having the
first labor candidate in history is
claimed by the city of Worcester, Eng.
As long ago as 1553 the commons of
the city put up a shoemaker named
Collins in opposition to the nominee of
the corporation. The novelty resulted
in an affray, and the labor man landed
in jail, instead of parliament.
"We believe in a gradual increase in
membership," said J. D. Pierce, organ
izer tor the American Federation of
Labor. "If 1,000 men organize at the
same time they have no realization of
their cuty to the labor movement
They believe that because they are
oragnized they can get anything for
which they ask. This is a mistake 999
times in 1,000. Members of trade
unions should be educated to their re
sponsibilities before they consider a
President Gompers is in favor of
Joint trade agreements. He has sent
several organizers into Chicago to at
tempt the reorganization of those
unions that have passed out of exist
ence, and at the same time build up
those tliat have dwindled in member
ship. These organizers are not anx
ious to have thousands of .workingmen
join the union every day. They prefer
that the unions increase in member
ship gradually, so that the danger of
many new members outvoting those
experienced in strikes will be avoided.
Trades unionists in Galesburg, 111.,
are deeply interested in a labor temple
project, with the prospects in favor of
its successful consummation. Under
their plan the building will be erected
by a stock company, the shares of
stock being sold for $10 each and
everyone being given a chance to sub
scribe for as much stock as they see
fit. It is the firm belief of the promot
ers of the plan that they can dispose
of one share on an average to every
union man in the city of Galesburg,
and there are from 1,200 to 1,500 of
such men. Not all union men will
subscribe, but there are enough who
will take more than one share of stock
to bring the average up.
Did you ever stop to think that if
you gave your local paper your finan
cial and moral support, and induced
all your friends and acquaintances to
follow your example that unionism
would be more effective? '
The International Association of La
bor Legislation has been organized in
New York. Its object is to secure legis
lation from the various state legisla
tures in the interest of labor. Among
the leaders are: Prof. Richard T. Ely,
University of Wisconisn; Prof. Henry
W. Furham, Yale; Prof. H. R. Sanger,
Columbia; Adna F. Weber, Now York
state cepartment of labor.'
Twenty-two members of the Chicago
Carriage and Cab Drivers' union have
died within the past IS months.. Near
ly all suffered from consumption,
caused by th-j exposure to rain and all
sorts of weather. During the 18
months the union paid $2,200 in death
benefits and $3,800 to those on the sick
The organized workingmen of the
UniJd States are to have a, congres
sional labor committee similar to the
parliamentary committee of Great Bri
tain. Its object will be to aid union
men to be elected to congress. There
will also be state committees to urge
the selection of labor men to the legis
latures. The proposition will be con
sidered by the next convention of the
American Federation of Labor, which
meets in Minneapolis in November.
President Gompers and other leaders
of the labor movement are in favor of
such a committee and they will sup
port the move before the convention.
"More Fuss Than Feathers" is the
way the Labor World of Duluth and
Superior characterizes recent "muck
raking." "There has been much said
of late of 'trust busting,' " the maga
zine declares. "There have also been
many exposures of corporate iniquity;
the beef trust, Standard Oil, the coal
trust, paper trust, drug trust, and the
railroads all coming in for their sev
eral shares in the exposed rottenness.
To date, however, not one really effec
tive Mow ha3 been given any of these
unlawful and unconscionable combina
tions against the public welfare."
Strikes are becoming fewer in the
United States every year. In Great
Britain the conciliation boards have
virtually eliminated strikes. During
the past three years few strikes have
been called in that country, and they
were small. The workingmen of the
United States' are gradually doing away
with strikes by resorting to arbitra
tion or making joint trade agreements.
The greatest strikes Chicago has had
were called by new organizations. The
rapidity with which workingmen would
join new unions prevented the educa
tion of the members on trade union
lines. When a new union strikes it is
almost certain to lose. Its members
generally never had any experience in
strikes. If an old union man would
endeavor to stop the strike he would
be hooted at and looked upon as a
traitor to the labor cause. But after
the strike has been lost and the union
disrupted it is tco late to discuss who
was to blame. Chicago American.
The United Mine Worker of Indian
apolis discovers that labor has an in
terest in prsserving Niagara. "To the
coal miners the preservation of Nia
gara falls may be a subject of even
more interest and importance than it
is at present when they realize just
what effect the use of Niagara power
by manufacturing establishments and
railroads will have upon them person
ally. The New York Central railroad
has arranged for 60,000-horse power per
year to run its entire western division,
now run by coal. This, of course, dis
places the coal which would otherwise
be mined by American miners, at the
same time helping to ruin the falls.
The Lackawanna Steel company has
arranged for an enormous amount of
Niagara power, to displace its use of
coal. . It seems quite as unreasonable
for congress to permit these railroad
and manufacturing companies to im
port power from the Dominion of Can
adaas will be done if the present
plans of such concerns are not frus
trated as to permit them to import
labor itself. The power displacing coal
and the labor which mines it in the
same manner as imported labor would
displace native workmen."
Four unions were added last week to
the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and
Butcher Workmen Of America. Two of
them are located in Chicago the
butchers and sausage-makers of the
North side. During the strike two years
ago they were affiliated with the Amal
gamated, but withdrew later. Michael
Donnelly presided at the installation
of officers and then left for an organi
zation trip south. The Amalgamated
had 56,000 member's at the time of the
stockyards strike. It now has 10,000,
but all are from the ranks of the high
est skilled butcher workmen. The last
international convention adopted a
death teneflt of $ 150. It also left to the
referendum a proposition to pay sick
benefits of five dollars a week. The
vote is now being taken, and President
Donnelly say3 it is sure of passage.
Another advanced move of the butcher
workmen is the mailing to each mem
ber every month of the official journal.
Home D. Call, the international secre
tary, is the editor. The Amalgamated
has 30 unions in Illinois outside of Chi
cago, and 150 in the United States.
"We are succeeding beyond our expec
tations," said President Donnelly. "I
am well pleased with the future pros
pects of the union."
After a . four weeks' session the
seventh biennial convention of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
adjourned sine die to meet in Colum
bus, O, two years hence. The conven
tion jut closed has transacted much
The four trade associations of em
ployers in the Building Trades Employ
ers' association who employ carpen
ters met and passed a resolution de
claring a lockout of the Brotherhood of
Carpenters. The lockout affects 12,000
carpenters in the metropolitan dis
trict, and renders thousands in other
trades JMa. .
First When Traveling between Omaha and Chieaeo. use The ni-prlnnrl
Limited leaving at 8:35 p. m. from Union Station.
Second. If you cannot use The Ov erland Limited, use The Ensfern Ei.
press leaving at 5:45 p. m.
Third. It' you cannot use either of the above, take The Chicago Express
leaving at 7:55 a. n.
In these three trains the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
offers an excellence in service between Omaha and Chieaeo not obtain
able elsewhere. All-trains arrive in Union Station in the heart of Chicago,-,'
All trains are protected by block-signals and run over a smooth track allv"
tne way. .. r--
Low Rates to Many Eastern Points
F. A. NASH,
Gsr.eral Western Agent.
1524 Farnam Street,
I " OVER THE -
TRACTION COMPANY'S LINES
In the evening after the day's work, or on Sunday,
take a trip on the street cars to any one of Lin
coln's resorts. It will do you good.
Nothing nicer than a journey to College View and
q Scores of beautiful little resting places in the new
city park. - .
LINCOLN PARK The ride is pleasant; the park an
STATE, FARM No prettier place in the west to spend
h . a few hours.
TO HAVELOCK or UNIVERSITY PLACE A fine
0 trip at the close of a hot summer day.
1 Get Out and Breathe fresh Mr
Large, roomy, open cars. Most liberal tranfer
8 system. Long rides. Special service to Antelope
g Park. -;"J' , .
The Burlington Route
Round Trip Tickets on sale June 1ct to Sept. 30th; return limit, Oct.
31st: to following points
St. Louis 17.20
Lead, S. D 17.85
Custer, S. D 16.65
Hot Springs, S. D 15.50
Colorado Springs 17.35
Sheridan, Wyo. 23.35
Mackinaw City 25.05
MiUinat lelanH ' 25.05
On Sale June 1 to Sept. 15. Lim it Oct. 31, 1906,
Madison . , , $22.20
Milwaukee 0. 22.20
Cody, Wyo. ........ ..... 30.10
Mexico City, Mex 60.25
Salt Lake .. . 30.50
Ogden ... 30.50
St. Paul 14.70
Spokane . . . 55.00
San Francisco 60.00
Los Angeles 60.00
San Diego 60.00
Yellowstone National Park $75.00, on sale daily to Sept. 17; limit ninety
Q. W. BONNELL, C. P. A.
Cor 13th and O Sts. s Lincoln, Nebraska
UNION MADE SHOES
I carry nothing but union made
shoes, and have a full line of
them. I manufacture shoes and
shoe uppers. A share of union
patronage is respectfully solic-
Best Values for
The Best Money
Cash or easy terms are found at the
the Wage'Garner's Turniture Supply Bouse
208 South Eleventh Street. Liutoln, ilebraska
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