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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (May 30, 1908)
June, the merry month of brides
and roses, of outings and of moon
lighted strolls. Sounds good, doesn't
it? But here's something else that
sounds good. Listen:
The Real Goods
and at prices that are good from
the viewpoint of the union man's
purse. Union made clothingand
the best we can buy. We long ago
learned that union men deserve the
best, and also that they demand it
and are willing to pay a Mr price
for it So we searched till we found
the best union made clothing in the
world. It bears the name of "Brock"
in addition to the union label.
Enough said, except that the bar
gain prices we offer win please you
fully as much as the goods.
Oh, yes! We've got other union
made goods. Elgin shirts, for in
stance. None better at the price.
"No Name" bars. None so good
for the money. Ginger up with
June and outfit yourself in union
Good Clothes Merchants
General Union of Railway -workers
elected four, tie other being a non
cnionist. The great ""yeilow peri of the
snath, or. In other words, the great
la flux of Mexicans throughout sooth
era Texas, is disturbing many of the
workers. These men are brought
there through the influence of gres:
corporations who wish to replace
white men by these cheaper classes
The Methodist Ministers' associa
tion of Chicago held a stormy ses
sion recently and after debate passed
a set of resolutions calling for the
appointment of a committee to inves
tigate the Western Methodist Book
Concern's attitude in fighting against
Use eight-hoar day inaugurated two
years ago by the International Typo
. In Canada in 1904, the date of the
frst record of labor organizations, 275
unions were formed and 54 dissolved
in 1904 there was an increase of 44
unions; in 190a there were organised
103 unions and 10a were dissolved;
la 1906 134 unions were organized
and S3 dissolved. In 190? there were
S2 new organizations and 5S were
Cardinal Gibbons, the highest digni
tary in the Catholic church in the
United States, urges the purchasing
of union labeled goods as the best
and most practical method of abolish
ing sweatshops. In a sermon to his
congregation recently in Baltimore he
urged them to discriminate in mak
the business of the Bactrick Publish
ing Company of Xew York. It was al
leged in the complaint that a virtual
boycott had been placed on the pro
duction of this concern by many
aniens and the Montana Federation of
Labor, bat all were absolved by the
court save the two mentioned.
The printers were the first craft of
any importance to extend their organi
zation throughout the entire country.
The National Typographical Union was
established in 1S52. In order to take
Canada there was established in
1862 the International Typogr phkrl
Very few realize the enormous sam
it nas cost the membership of the In
ternational Typographical Union to
establish the eight-hour day through
out the book and job branch of the
craft. Through the office of the secre
tary-treasurer approximately $4.0OO,0O-
was collected and expended.
At a recent mei dng in Xew York of
the National Lear Je of Baseball Clubs
decided that the 5,049,000 tickets to
bs used daring the present baseball
season should bear the union label.
rades Unions Pay Bigger Dividends
Than Any Other.
If a bank should advertise that R
would pay 25 per cent interest
accounts, every man that had a
dollar would break his neck to get
it deposited in order to draw some
of the large interest. But when you
tell them that a labor organization
"S purchases in favor .of such em-1 win pay 300 per cent on their invest
i p-oyers as treated their employes I nient, many of them pass It bv wfth-
wah justice. I out the least bit of consideration.
From the annual report of the Brick-1 To convince any
layers and Masons International I who may chance to read this paper
union it appears that there are under I we will illustrate the fact and let
; - . . ,uu mr juuc ir koov
ooay, mats, Having an aggre-l uho was working for IS a day. He
Stte membership of 70,000. The! joined the organization of his craft.
financial strength is 100,000 in Orel and his wages were increased to $3
. e&ttK. 1 ne president calls attention I a dar. He had invested in tbfc no
lo the fact that the interchangeable
working card between the Brick-
, layers and Masons Union and the
? Operative Plasterers Association ha?
i 55-eu productive of good results.
The number of deaths from iuJus-
Ual accidents in the United Kingdom I in the world that will give you
i ported in the year 1907 was 4,460, 1 for your money. Edwin R. Wright.
i jib increase of 541 over the year 1906
and of Zn on the average for the
j f-ve years, 1903-1907.. With the excep-
jtien of quarrying, each group of oc
cupations shows an increase as coru-
l-ared with 1906. These increases
were most marked - in the shinoinr
ration his monthly dues, which
were 50 cents. He received just $2C
a monln increase on his investment
of 50 cents a month, which is ex
actly 500 per cent a moe;h on his
investment. Is there any institution
THE CIGAR MAKERS.
Bits of News Moulded and Wracced
for Local Consumption.
Business is picking up a little in
the local field. But the n amber of Ua-
d mining groups, the fatalities in I co!n cigarmakers would be doubled in
these having been 1.363 and 1 .373. re-1 short order if a lot of men who claim
spectively. In railwav emnkrrment I to 06 anion men. and a lot of others
1ST twere killed.
who are always talking abont ""hand
ing ap Lincoln institutions- wonM de
mand Lincoln made cigars.
Mrs. T. W. Evans, who has' been
ill for several months, is not dasg as
well as her friends had hoped.
"Got any union made cigars T" asked
a man of Fete Wbuenger the other-day.
'Lots of them," replied Pete, and
Tve had them every day for the last
GOSSIP OP THE TOILERS.
Latest News of Busy Worker an
Minna, Mills and Workshop.
Canadian dairy interests employ
ever S.000 people.
Maid servants in Japan receive
tut tl.46 a month.
Hodcarriers of Tulsa. Okfev, have
organised under their international
Two hundred thousand men are em-
toyed by the National Metal Trades
insulators and asbestos workers ia
New York City receive )4.M a day
ct eight hour.
Massachusetts State Council of
Wood. Wire and Metal Lathers'
onions has been permanently formed.
A resolution was passed by the Ma
con, G city council requiring the
union labels on all supplies.
There were 45 female locomotive
ergineer and firemen in the United
Slate at the time of the last census.
Steubeuville, Ohio, Trades and
tor Assembly is trying to get a labor
paper started in the Interest of the
An act was passed by the Okla
homa legislator which provide for
the protection of labor on all kinds
Labor organisations in North Caro
lina have decided to nominate candi
date for stat and county officers
from their own ranks.
The New Tork legislature of 190
enacted ten of the bills proposed by
the workinrtnen't federation of the
slate of New Tork.
Kentucky farmers are rapidly tak
ing advantage of their chance to or
ganise, and during the past few
rionths over 4.00 have come in line.
Kansas City, Mo, labor unions are
getting out a union label bulletin
every month in order to keep mem
bers up to date with all union labels.
Machinists lodges of New England
have begun an agitation to have labor
men nominated for the various elec
tive offices in every city and town.
The rival house painters unions of
New Tork City, which have been op-r-sd
to each other for nearly a quar
ter of a century, have come together
The largest percentage of organize t
vorkers is found In Denmark. Half
of the population Is unionised. Swe
den is a dose second, with Germany
On October Tu 1907. the proportion
of unionists unemployed in New York-
was nearly twice as great as in 1906
and much above the average for 1902
Ottawa. Canada, street "railway em
ployes have asked for an increase in
wages. The company, however, takes
the ground that more pay cannot be
given this year.
In Venice. Italy, so far back as 12S4
a law was passed which prohibited
children employed in the glass fac
tories from working with emery or
using colors containing lead.
Walla Walla. Wash-, trade unions
have shown themselves to be public
spirited through their activity la sev
eral public enterprises, particularly
the city park campaign.
I Massachusetts, Rhode Island. LouU-
i Maine system are forming a system
ot adjustment and arbitration board
similar to that of other bis railroad
It is reported that the cotton mills
ct the Piedmont section of North and
South Carolina will dose indefinitely
.inly 1. and no further orders for
cloth, at the present prices will be
accepted by the mills.
The American Federation W Labor.
through a recent meeting of the ex
ecutive committee, decided to further
the union labor movement by more
extensively advertising in the local
I-apers. street cars and daily press.
Chicago, III, is to have a working-
man's hospital. It is to be an institu
tion managed co-operatively by the la
bor unions. In which tree treatment
and medicine win be given to fam
ines of workingmen In time of sick-
iana. New Hampshire. Connecticut, In
diana, Nebraska and Washington, as
well as Oregon, have the lft-ltour lay
tor women now ia fore.
Organizations of the railroad bridge
and building mechanics of the Boston
On June 1 at St. PauL Minn, the
Brotherhood of Boiler Makers and
Iron Shipbuilders of America, and at
Detroit, Mich, the International As
sociation of Steam and Hot Water
Fitters and Helpers of America will
raeet In convention.
It has been announced by the Union
racific. Northwestern and Burlington
tail roads that they would observe lit
erally the 9-hour law. These three
roads will employ about 200 additional
telegraphers on lines west of the Mis
As Labor Day, 190S, will occur a lit
tle more than one month prior to the
presidential and congressional elec
tions in the states. It Is said by
leaders of organized labor that the
holiday celebrations will have more
cr less political significance this year.
A child labor law was passed by the
Ohio legislature which requires that
no boy under 16 or girl under IS can
be employed over eight hours a day.
The general age limit for child labor
is 14 years of age. A modified form
ct employers liability law was also
Hebrew Bakers Union of Boston.
Mass, has secured an agreement pro
viding for pay for all legal holidays,
the closed shop and a rule preventing
the owners from doing work in the
shops. A bond was also required
from each boss for the carrying out
cf the terms-
Coal operators interested in the
West Virginia field have received no
tice of a meeting of mine owners of
that state called for June 29 and SO,
at Clarksburg, to organize an insti
tute of mining. There Is some talk
that a similar organization may be
effected in Ohio.
There are five pen-making establish
ments in the United States, and to
gether these have an annual product
valued at between $600,000 and STOO,
0. These factories employ about
TOO persons, mainly women and girls.
tad yearly make almost 2,000,000
gross of pens.
Ptans are being made by the Struc
tural Building Trades Alliance and
the Central Labor Union of Spokane,
Wash, to erect a labor temple In
Uiat city to cost 175,000. There are
7,000 union men in Spokane, and by
40 per cent of them taking $25 worth
of stock the amount can be raised.
The completed returns as to the
election, of the members for the Mid
land, England. Railway's conciliation
board show that, out of 60 elected.
55 are members of the Amalgamated
Society of Railway servants; the
June Meeting Promises to Be
-Warm Number Gathering.
The June meeting of Lincoln Tv-
. posrapuicat union promises to. be a
i "Warm number. L. L. Ingraham and
j W. H. Ford tied in the race for presi-
; dent, and there seems to be a dispute I 'birty-five years, right here in this te
as to the proper course to pursue I cation.
under the circumstances. There are! Tne L Azora cigar is new aoa-
! those who insist that result was n Keep this fact in Kind.
election' and that President Bain I Cigar makers international organiza
holds over for another vear. Others I o now has had 4S locals ia the
insist that a new election must be
held and enly Ingraham and Ford con-
sid-irsd candidates. Strange to say
the local constitution and by-laws do
not provide for ""ties.
Printers should bear in mind that
Sunday, May 31 is "Printers Memo
rial Day. The program of the day is
printed elsewhere in this issue.
George Wilson, the prince of all
"vipers, was elected president of St.
Louis, No. 8, by a majority of eight
The news must have cast a gloom over
the Newton Claypool building in In-1 Siren them.
The total amount of benefits paid
during the year 1907 by Cigarmakers"
International was $47370.5S. The gen
eral fund increased during that period
About thirty cigar makers are ost
strike at the factory of Solares Col.
Chicago. They are employed on high-
grade cigars, but demanded that they
be given better stock to work on.
claiming that it was impossible to
make - a living using the poor stock.
Indianapolis union certainly has
every opportunity to see at first hand
and judge the actions of the interna
tional officials. The Indianapolis
union gave Crowley 25S votes and
Shelby Smith was a candidate of
Philadelphia No. 2, but was defeated
by a decisive vote.
Nothing decisive has been an
nounced as to the result of the elec
tion, but it does seem that Lynch and
Bramwood have been re-elected. But
if they are their majorities will be so
small as to be in the nature of a re-
James Lynch, father of President
Lynch, died at his home in Syracuse,
N. Y early in May. The elder Mr.
Lynch was bora in Ireland and came
to America when a mere boy. Union
printers -throughout the entire juris
diction will hear of President Lynch's
Brief Bits About the Boys of Overlay
and Make Ready.
The Sab Francisco Printing Press
men and Assistants Union have struck
against an attempt on the part of the
Schmidt Label and Lithograph com
pany in introduce the nine-hour day.
Fred II. Youngs, formerly of
ha, but now of Portland, Otcl.
unanimously elected delegate
the pressmen's unions of the latter
city to the pressmen's national con
vention which meets in Mobile, Ala
on the 15th of June. Mr. Youngs
was formerly first vice-president of
the I P. P. and A. TJ, and editor of
the American Pressman for several
years. He will, we think, make the
most valuable delegate in the coming
Alex Weckesser went to Omaha om
bereavement with deep sorrow, and I Thursday of last week to be present
will extend to him their sincere sym-1 when his brother graduated
pa thy. ICreighton Medical College.
And "Sadie Maguire won out in
Omaha. The next thing we know pigs
win be flying. The printorial prophet
who said Kennedy wouldn't get six
votes in Omaha has another
Federal Judge Hunt on May 16
granted an injunction restraining
Butte and Anaconda (Montana) Typo-1 that it also proposes to increase the
graphical unions from interfering with I death benefits for widgra.
A BIG DEFENSE FUND.
Electrical workers have
information from the Kxecutive Board
of the International Union of the
United States and Canada that "It has
voted to increase the union's defense
fund from S100.000 to MM0t,
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