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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 9, 1907)
Labor Locals Picked Up in Lincoln
Demand tbe label.
The union label that's all.
Look for the union label.
If It Is not labeled, refuse It.
Union made shoes are sold by Rog
ers & Perkins.
Retail clerks have organized a
union In Garrett, Ind.
A Waitresses' Union has-been or
ganized in Kansas City, Mo.
"Blue Ribbon" cigars are union
made, Lincoln made and well made
Sold by all dealers.
Every local contractor in Philadel
phia now employs exclusivey mem
bers of the Structural Iron Workers'
New York City reports 547 union
publications and 135 non-union.
Sheet Metal Workers' Union of St.
Paul, Minn., has settled with the Min
nesota Roofing & Cornice Company.
Nineteen boys, who worked eleven
hours a day, went on strike In the
Dallas, Texas, cotton mills. They
were getting from 40 to 50 cents per
day and asked for an Increase to 75
cents per day straight.
Sheet metal workers in Cincinnati
are holding their own In the present
strlka. Forty-eight firms have sev
ered connection with the bosses' as
sociation, and signed up with the
union. That's going some.
The Coast Seamen's Journal says
that the' San Francisco Street Rail
way Company has Issued a bunch of
three-year notes for $1,500,000 at six
per cent to meet the cost of the
strike in that .city.
It Is altogether likely that by next
season union men will be able to
wear union label straw hats. Until
recently the straw hatmakers were
not' organized and had no unjon label,
but at the recent convention of the
United Hatters of America, In New
York, the delegates by vote decided
to extend its Jurisdiction to Include
all straw hat workers.
B. F. Jones, head of the Jones &
Laughlin Steel Company, the $70,000,-
000 rival of the- United States Steel
corporation, says that there is no
truth in the rumor that his firm Is
about to leave Pittsburg.
The Jackson, Mich., Trades Coun
cil has decided to go to Ann Arbor
on ' Labor Day, Monday, September 2,
and help their brothers In the Uni
sity town make a demonstration,
Lansing and Owosso will also be on
One thousand dollars has been
granted to the Dominion Trades Con
greBa, which will meet in Winnipeg
in September. The grant was made
ou the application of the local Trade
f1d Labor Council. This is the larg
est grant ever made by the City of
Winnipeg to a labor organization.
The American Glass and Flint
Workers' Union requests every fair-
minded person not to purchase Peart
Top lamp chimneys. The Macbeth
concern has locked out 1,200 of its
employes. There are plenty of other
good makes on the market.
At the old Standard Scale Works,
Kansas City, Mo., now known as the
"pitless,' the core room, crane and
cupola are being torn out and the "in
dependent workmen" are again put
on the hog. The effect of his scabs
striking twice on him was too much
for Mr. Gunibel, the propriptor, and
he concluded that it would be a los
ing game to try and keep the plant in
There is a general impression tha
the Bricklayers' International Union
will vote this time to affiliate with
tbe American Federation of Labor.
The wages of San Francisco marin-3
painters has been increased 50 cents
No sign of la trades union label has
been found earlier than 1S74. It ap
pears to be wholly of American origin,
nor is any evidence at hand that un
ions eleswhere, except in Canada,
show special interest in it.
The number of deaths from indus
trial accidents in Great Britain re
ported in 1906 was 4,011, a decrease
ct 27S as compared with the year 1905
and slightly less than the average for
the five years 1902-06.
The Italian cigarmakers of New
Ycrk city recently organized a strong
The Japanese Industrial Associa
tion, endeavoring to organize the Japs
In the Western country and boost
wages, has prepared a scale that looks
as though it will go a long way toward
settling the race question on the Paci
fic coast. First of all the J. I. A. de
mands the eight-hour day, and wages
as follows: Railway laborers, $1.75,
instead of $1.50; cooks, $55 to $60
per month; servants, $30 a month;
laundry workers, $50 to $60 -a month;
fruit sorters, $3 to $3.75 a day; win
dow washers, 10 to 15 cents per win
dow. Boys will have to be paid 35 to
55 cents an hour.
Establishment of a benefit associa
tion for Us 28,000 employes was an
nounced by Swift & Co., Chicago
packers, recently. The plun provides
for sick and death benefits for em
ployes who are members of the so
ciety. The firm describes the project
to its employes in notices printed in
seven languages. The weekly dues
are In some cases as low as 15 cents
a week. The proposed weekly sick
benefit ranges from $3 to $6, while
the death benefit ranges from $400 to
$800. If an employe loses both eyes,
hands or feet, he receives $1,600. The
association's affairs will be controled
by an advisory committee, of which
Laurence A. Carton, treasurer of
Swift & Co., is ex-officio chairman. Of
ficials of the union say this is an ef
fort to stay the progress of organizing
the employes, which, of late, has made
The decision of Secretary Straus,
of the Department of Commerce and
Labor, which has been sustained by
Attorney-General Bonaparte, admitting
to this country two German litho
graphers, wha It was shown had en
tered into contractural relations with
the American Lithographing Company,
while its men were on a strike, is caus
ing considerable discussion in the
East. A delegate at the Federated
Trades Union at New York asserted
that if this decision were permitted to
go unchallenged it would make possi
ble the use of foreign workmen as
strike breakers. Commissioner Watch-
born had refused to permit the men to
land, but he was overruled by the Sec
retary and the Attorney-General. East
ern labor men are asserting that the
influence of the Employing lithograph
ers Is plainly apparent in the decision,
and that labor throughout the coun
try should arouse itself to the impor
tance of the matter.
for higher wages on Monday. Dur-1
ing the dull season the boss skinners
cut wages down to the bare living
level, expecting the workers to com
pete In cut-throat fashion for the work
that is to be done. When the season
begins it is necessary to make a strike
to set wages back to a fairly decent
level again. Everybody walks out,
union and non-union alike, and the
skinners dicker, beg and bluff to cause
a break among the workers, and the
weaker among the latter, having no
funds to support them in the unequal
contest while the bosses live on the
fat of the land, break ranks and the
strike is off again for the season, and
the skin game is played for another
six months. Detroit Advocate.
' II Ut ABOUND YOUR HOME
Cm bi MHi karmlesi by rtgular
disiifictiats. Wi ban avary it-
Chloride of Lime, lb 15c
Solution of Chlorides, bottle, . .50c
Formalhdehyde, per pint 8."c
Sulfur, per lb 10c
Sulfur and Formaldehyde Can
Sulfur Candles 5c
Formaldehyde Fuinigators. . . 15c
Hydrauapthal Pastillis, box.. 25c
Carbolic Crystals, per lb 45c
PHONE YOUR WANTS.
TWELFTH AND O ST.
1 4 1 8 O ST.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT 3
Dates of Meeting of International
Union Conventions for 1907.
August 12 Philadelphia; Stereo-
typers and Electrotypers.
August 12 Hot Spring, Ark.; Typo
August 13 St. Louis; Shirt Waist
and Laundry Workers.
August 21 Cincinnati, Ohio; Metal
September 2 St. Louis; Machinists.
September 2 Indianapolis; Postof-
September 3 Chicago; Sawsmlths.
September 3 Eureka, Cal.; Woods
men and Saw Mill Workers.
September 9 Indiapanolis; Brick,
Tile and Terra Cotta Workers.
September 12 Boston; Cotton Mule
September 16 New Orleans; Bridge
and Structural Iron Workers.
September 16 New York City;
September 27 Waldon, N. Y.; Pock
et Knife Grinders and Finishers.
October 6 Milwaukee; Blacksmiths
October 7 Chicago, Photo-Engrav
October 7 Bay City, Mich.; Ship
wrights, Joiners and Caulkers.
October 15 Rochester, N. Y.; Inter
national Car Workers' Association.
October 15 Providence, R. I.; Unit
ed Textile Workers.
November 11 Norfolk, Va,; Amarl-
can Federation of Labor.
December 2 Chicago; Bill. Posters
December 2 Chicago; Seamen's
List of Those Who Employ Union Car
penters On All Work.
Bulletin No. 3, Carpenters' Union,
Local 1055, Lincoln, Nebraska. Phones
Auto 3824; Bell F1154, 130 South
The following employers and con
tractors have been declared fair by
Carpenters' Union, Local 1055, and we
request all parties contemplating
building or repairs of any kind per
taining to our trade to please take no
tice and consider the following reput
able contractors and - builders before
letting your work.
Atterbury, H. B., 1901 S St,
Baker, S. W., Auto 2040, 1836 South
Chappell, H. E., Bell L-1635, 114
So. 13th, room 26. 1
Campbell, A., 2950 Holdrege St.
Copeland, S. R., Auto 3590, 110 No.
Drybbro, L., Auto 3861, 432 So. 10th
Dobbs, H., Auto 3935, 329 South 27th
Harrison, T. B., Bell F-351, Brownell
Blk, room 12. j
Hammond & Burford, Auto 4997,
3135 Dudley St. .
Hutton, Alex, Auto 2565, 1436 N St.
Jewell, J. W., Auto 3458, 2509 Q St
Jensen, L., Auto 3458, 2509 N St
Kiewit A., Bell A-1601, 1620 N St.
Llndell, C. A., Auto 6378, 2739 Sum
McDougal, G. J.
Meyers, A. L., Auto 4260, 223 No.
Mitchner, E., Auto 6345, 928 South
12th St. .
Mellor, Chas., Auto 2009, 2149 So.
Odell, F Auto 3094, 1335 No. 24th
Myers, J., Auto 3065, 701 Pine St.
Ryman, C. W., Auto 3903, 1112 Pine
Rush, D. A., Bell B-1792, Normal.
Schaull & Asenmacher.
Townsend. T. K., Auto 1505, 1328
South 15th St.
Vanderveer, O. W., 154 S. 18. Bell
Webb, S. A., 2743 W., Auto 4226.
Watson, Joe, Auto 3189, 405 So. 26th
Lincoln Sash & Door Co., for mill
work 2nd Y, Auto 3463.
Parks, A. N., 1545 O.
Pettit & Co., cabinet makers, 1530
N, Auto 2582.
Quick & Barr, Belmont, 3603 No. 9
Williams & Simpson, 2933 Clinton
This bulletin Is issued by authority
of Carpenters' Uunion, and is subject
to revision at their orders. Firms and
contractors can have names inserted
by applying to Carpenters Business
Agent at 130 No. 10th street, or by
phone Auto 3601, Bell F-2289.
HOW THEY WORK 'EM.
Boss Garment Makers Play the Weak
Against the Strong Always.
The periodical strikes of the lady
garment workers are on again
About 1,500 walked out of Printz-
Biederman Co.'s factory, Cleveland,
The Illinois Tradesman, published
at Springfield, came last week In the
guise of a "home industry" edition,
and it certainly looked good. It gave
evidence of being appreciated by the
unions and by the business men of
Springfield, a state of affairs which
proves that the Tradesman is wield
ing an Influence for good in industrial
circles in the capital city of Sucker-
New York Typographical Union, No.
6, states that the following patterns
Home Pattern Company.
All the Butterlck patterns and pub
lications are way up on the list of
scabs, and should not be allowed in
any workingman's home, especially if
he is a union man.
More and better organization means
more and better labor papers, and a
greater publicity to the ills we are
heir to and a better opportunity to
relegate to the rear those who are re
sponsible for those ills. Mr. Union
Man, had you really given this matter
a serious thought? Wake up a little
and attend the next meeting of your
union and start the ball to rolling.
Washington Trades Unionist.
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