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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 23, 1906)
NEWS OF THE LABOR WORLD
Items of Genera! Interest for the Busy Work
ingman and His Friends.
Can Only be Obtained by Being
This does not necessarily mean that uou should spend
the larger portion of your salary for Clothing, but you should
be as well dressed as your position in life trill alloto.
"Clothes do not make the man" is an old time saying
and a true one, but tohen you meet a man you do not see
his heart or his brain you see only the "front" he puts on.
You must judge him by his appearance.
First impressions are sometimes lasting. Do your neto
acquaintances get a good impression of you from your
manner of dress? If not, then come here for your Clothing.
We haoe nothing but neto Clothes, this year's styles, to
offer you. We sell completely out each year. If you buy
elsetchere you take a chance.
SUITS TEN TO THIRTY DOLLARS
OVERCOATS TEN TO FORTY DOLLARS
ARMSTRONG : CLOTHING CO.
GOOD CLOTHES MERCAANTS 1
THE NEW LYRIC
PROGRAM CHANGED WEEKLY
THE BEST ATTRACTIONS OBTAINABLE
MATINEE AT 3:oo-EVENINO AT 7:30 AND 9 O'CLOCK ADMISSION 10 AND 15 CTS
HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE
PROGRAM WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12th
THE ORPHEUM FABORITE,
JWr. Dick. Lynch
ILLUSTRATED BURLESQUE BALLADS AND DANCING.
The Four Cranks
in the Laughing Musical Comedy,
"A MIXED A F F A I R."
Vr. Will H. Smythe
Singing the Comedy Picture Song,
"THE PREACHER AND THE BEAR." .
A VAUDEVILLE NOVELTY,
The Bohemian Trio
THE FRENCH FLEXIBLE MARVELS,
IN A NOVELTY COMEDY ACT.
THE LATEST COMEDY SENSATION,
ON THE BIOGRAPH.
3- Shows- 3
9:00 P. M.
MATINEE, ALL SEATS 10c
ADMISSION 10 CENTS
Evening;. Reserved Seats 5 Cents Extia
Best Values Tor
The Best Money
Gash or easy terms are found at the
Star Turniture (&
tfyt Wage'Earncr's Turniture Supply douse
205 Sputh eitvtntb Strttt. Clueoln, Iltbrask
We Sell Exclusively
In This City
Fino Union Hade
This is a union store, selling
union made clothing and we
are therefore entitled to the patronage of every union
man in the city.
THE BEST OF ALL,
however, is that we don't want to sell you this cloth
ing on the strength of the label, but on the
true merit of the merchandise, and
then, of course, the label
makes the sale possible.
jt r I Cofttnu Storv.
mncf ffmr Trwttffc.
Almost 15,000 women work about
the mines in the German empire.
There is a secret movement among
Japanese workmen to secure better
working conditions and more pay.
Officials of the Pennsylvania rail
road say that while a ten per cent, ad
vance of wages is being considered
nothing definite has been decided on.
Twenty-nine charters were issued by
the American Federation of Labor dur
ing the month of September as fol
lows: Central bodies, 4; federal labor
unions, 7; local trade unions, 18. Re
turns from 738 unions, with an aggre
gate membership of 70,700, showed
that there were 3.2 per cent, out of
employment in September. In the pre
ceding month 2,045 unions, with a
membership of 123,600, reported 1.8
per cent, out of work.
It has. become known that the Tex
tile council, representing the five tex
tile unions of Fall River, Mass., has
forwarded a request to the Manufac
turers' association asking for a ten
per cent, advance in wages. Wages
in the textile industry are based upon
the price paid for weaving a cut of 28
inch, 64 by 64 print cloth. The price
at the present time is 19.80 cents and
the price asked for is 21.78 cents,
which was paid prior to 1903.
The total number of women en
gaged in gainful occupations in 1900
was 5,319,397, says the . Technical
World Magazine, which goes into in
teresting details as to the various
callings, which this large body of wo
men earned their bread, some of
which are unique At the rate of in
crease between 1890 and 1900 there
cannot be short of 6,000,000 at work
at present in various trades and occu
pations in the United States of Amer
The Panama locomotive engineers'
demand for an increase of $45 a mouth
to make their pay $225 a month has
been refused. It is said the engineers'
committee was informally offered $200
a month, provided an agreement was
made for one year. This was refused
There has been talk of a strike, and
the government has kept in its em
ploy a reserve of native and Jamaican
engineers, whose pay is $45 a month
A strike of the engineers would com
pletely paralyze canal .operations.
Henry C. Barter, secretary of the
International Longshoremen's associa
tion, has resigned his position and the
resignation has been accepted by. the
executive board. Barter has beenVaec
retary of the association since its for;
mation.and has done-much to build it
up from a few lumber vessels unload
ers to Its present proportions, embrac
ing nearly 100,000 men in 40 separate
j.nd distinct crafts. He has threat
ened to resign a number of times when
affairs did not go to his liking, but he
has actually done it this time.
While the Iron Molders' union has
recently achieved a number of . vie
toies in the contest it has been carry
ing on in various sections of the coun
try against the National Foundrymen's
association, the organization of the
employers, there are 3,000 men still
out on 'strike in 30 cities. Each of
these is receiving seven dollars a week
strike benefits, a total weekly expendi
ture of $21,000 from the national treas
ury. The funds to carry on the con
flict are .provided ; thi-ough weekly
membership dues of 35 cents for 48
weeks and 50 cents for the remaining
four weeks. Eighty per cent, of the
receipts go into the national treasury,
providing a weekly income of $25,000.
more than sufficient to meet all strike
All yard and train-service men in the
employ, of American . railroads now
have united, in demanding a flat in
crease of ten cents an hour.
In 1866 the first national labor con
gress was held at Baltimore on August
20. This body met annually in differ
ent cities for several years thereafter.
The wages of . all employes of the
Pennsylvania railroad system on lines
east and west of Pittsburg are to be in
creased probably ten per cent. Near
ly 150,000 men will be affected. It is
probable the increase will be effective
on December 1. The increase 'will
cost the railroad company $1,000,000 a
The" United Brotherhood of Carpen
ters and Joiners is in a close race
with the United Mine Workers for the
largest membership. For the month
of July the carpenters paid per capita
tax into the American Federation of
Labor for 172,000 members, while the
miners paid for August on 199,956. In
the convention of the American Fed
eration of Labor votes are counted on
the basis of one vote for each 100
members, so the carpenters and the
miners will have something to say
about shaping policies.
Negative replies have been sent by
managers of all St. Louis lines and the
Terminal association to demands of
the switchmen for an eight hour day
and an increase in the wage, scale.
They declare the former request im
practicable, but are disposed to in
crease the scale. '
The Delaware, Lackawanna & West
ern Railroad company switchmen's
grievance committee, in session here,
when their demands, for increased
wages and an eight hour day were re
fused by .General Superintendent
Clarke, agreed upon modified demands
which will be submitted to Mr. Clarke. I
Of the 43,000 ' -men employed as
switchmen the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen controls 23,000.
Indications are that the United Ty-,
pothetae of America, which haswased
a fight against the printers for more
than a year, is only in the beginning;
of its troubles. The electrotypers
have determined to go out for an
eight-hour day on January 1 next. THe
printing pressmen and' . bookbinders
have tried to make the electrotypers
hold off until next : May, when tike
three organizations would e ready to
start a fight at ono time. The press
men are under an' agreement which
does not expire until next May. The
electrotypers, however, refuse to put
off their demands, so that it is appar
ent the typothetae is to have its
hands full next year if it persists In
refusing the shorter workday in the
Reports received at the ,. hoadquaiv
tejs of the International Typosraphi
cal union show that gradually the large-
firms in the United Typothotao
are weakening and signing, the de
mands of tho piinterj. They have nad
about all tho light that they want for
awhile, and if the other trades make
a concerted move it does not .require
much of a prophet to tell what the
results will be. As it stands now it
may be said that the eight-hour day
has been established in tha eoniposihs
rooms throughout the country, and it
looks as if it would extend to all other
departments within a short time. The
printers have borne the brunt of the
battle alone and if the shorter work
day is completely inaugurated within
the next six months, they alone ai-e
entitled to the" credit. :
Frank' M. Ryan, the load'er of the
iron workers, lived in Chicago for
many years. He was business agent of
the local iron workers and was able to
give, them many 'hours of his attention
every day. Early in the '90s he was
mayor of a Minnesota town, but gave
ui the position to take up the' trade ot
Frank M. Ryan.
ironworker.. While in Chicago he be
gan' a fight against the steel trnit
which may have far-reaching effect.
The steel trust -.has had many , strug
gles with labor organizations, but the
iron workers are' the first of the trades
outside of the plants of the corpora
tion with which it has engaged in con
flict. The iron workers have deckled
that they will not work for any meni
ber of the steel trust unless tbe latter
employs union iron workers exclusive
ly in building the new city of Gary,
The executive board of the Boot and
Shoe Workers.' internattOMu' union has
declared that the -recent cjoctkin was
illegal and has ordered 'a new election
of national ' officers. Complaints in
vestigated by the board showed that
there .had been, a great deal of ballot
box stuffing and other practices not in
accordance With the international
laws. It would appear from the re
ports that the boot and shoe workers,
In their desire for "reform"', and
"house cleaning," resorted to ..tactics
which are -anything but in line , with
the idea of genuine reform.
A referendum vote is being taken
by the Interior Freight rtandlers In
ternational union on ,the place, for
holding' the next convention in Janu
ary. At the last convention Buffalo
was agreed'on, subject to a vote of
the membership, but Abe indication
now point to New prleans being
chosen. The. freight handlers havfe
made remarkable gains in the past
year. Under the leadership of P.
Flannery they have pursued a con
servative .policy, .with, the result that
the membership has -doubled,, and
wages all over the country nave'been
increased during the past summer.
Salt Lake City has been chosen by
the Brotherhood of Carpenters as tb
next convention city. The argument
that the brotherhood in its 22 years'
history had never held its convention
west of the Mississippi river was the
one which won for the Utah city.
Textile operatives employed on mod
ern machinery to-day will turn oft
more production on an average- eight
hour day basis than they did 25 years
ago on a ten hour day. Nevertheless, t
the hours of labor have been reduced
little for the textile worker'in oomparl
son with the increase in speed of tho'
machines they operate.
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