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CONVENTIONS IN 1908.
Whsr and When Trade Union Gath
erings Will Be Held.
August 3, BufUlo. N. Y.. National
Association of Heat. Frost, General In
sulators and Asbestos Workers.
August 4. Detroit. Mien.. Interna
tional Glove Workers' Union I
August 10. Detroit, Mich.. Interna
tional Brotherhood of Stationary Fire
men. August 6. Detroit. Mich., Interna
tional Brotherhood of Teamsters.
August 10, Boston. Mass Interna
tional Typographical Union.
August 10, Boston. Mass.. Interna
tional Stereotypy rs and Electrotypers'
August 11. Indianapolis, Ind,. Shirt
Waist and Laundry Workers Interna
August 14, Milwaukee, Wis., United
Onrtnent Workers of Amerioa.
September 1. , Table Knife
Grinders' National Union.
September 2, Milwaukee, Wis.,
American Brotherhood of Cement
September 7. Denver, Colo., Inter
national Association of Machinists.
September 8, New York City, Inter
national Photo Engravers' Union ct
September 10. Boston. Mass-. Sp'a
ners International Union.
September 14, Montreal. CanaJa.
Journeymen Stonecutters Association
oi North America.
September 14, Philadelphia, Pa., In
trruational Union of Steam Engineers.
September 14, Philadelphia. Pa., In
ternational Brick. Tile and Terra Cotta
September 15, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ubited Brotherhood of Carpenters anj
Joiners of America.
September 17, New York City, Pock
et Knife Blade Grinders and Finish
era National Union.
September 21, Indianapolis, Ind..
Untied Association of Plumbers. Gas
fitters, SteamQtters and Steamfltters
Helpers of United States and Canad.;
September 21. Indianapolis. Ind,.
International Association of Bridge
and Structural Iron Worker.
October 5. Washington, D. C, Bak
ery and Confectionery Workers' In
October 5, St. Louis, Mo., Interna
tional Union of Wood, Wire and Metal
October 20, Cohoes, N. Y.. United
Textile Workers of America.
November 9, Denver, Colo., Ameri
can Federation of Labor.
November 10, Bangor, Pa., Interna
tional Union of Slate Workers.
November 12. Vinalhaven, Me., Lob
ster Fisherfmen's International Protec
December 7, New Orleans, La., In
ternational Brotherhood of Mainten
ances f-Way Employes.
December 7, Brooklyn, N. Y., Na
tional -Alliance of Bill Posters ana
Billers of America.
VICTORY FOR EMPLOYES.
Railroad Men Get Nine-Hour Day ana
Winnipeg, Man., July 20. The shop
employes of the Canadian Pacific
railway, gained a signal victory today
when the conciliation board which
has been investigating the matters
in the dispute between the company
and the men presented its report.
The nine-hour day will continue to
prevail in the west and will soon be
g-anted in the east. No reduction
v.a3 made in the scale of wages,
there will be no sliding scale and
l:lpers will not be allowed to use
tools. No increase was granted in the
wages of apprentices.
The company gained some points,
Tiincipally regarding the make-up of
-v recking crews and the matter of
ANOTHER WAGE CUT.
The 10 per cent cut in wages of
International Paper company em
ployes on August 1, announced in
New York, where the head offices of
the corporation are located, will af
fect about 5,000 men in New York
state, New Hampshire, Vermont and
Maine. Under the existing agrew
im-nt between the company and the
union no reduction can occur until
the- agreement expires. The agree
ment was for one year, from July 31,
1&07, ao July 31, 1908.
Every day to Sep-
To COLORAOA and return.
tember 30th, 1908.
To OGDEN or SALT LAKE CITY and return.
Every day to September 30th, 1908.
To YELLOWSTONE PARK and return. In
cluding rail and stage. Every day to Sep
tember 12th. 1908.
To PORTLAND, TACOMA. SEATTLE, SAN
FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES or SAN
DIEGO and return. Daily to September
Circuit tour via LOS ANGELES, SAN FRAN
CISCO and PORTLAND. Daily to Septem
ber 15th. 1908.
To YELLOWSTONE PARK and return, In
cluding rail, stage and hotels in park for
regular tour. Every day to September 12th,
Also low round-trip homeseekers' rates in effect every first and third
Tuesday of each month during 1908
E. B. SLOSSON, Gen. Agent"
Ottawa, Canada. The government
of Canada introduced and passed a
measure called the "intrial disputes
investigation act." It is a compulsory
act up to a certain poinL Its chief fea
ture is the provision that before a
strike or lockout can be legally de
clared in a dispute between employer
and employed, in connection with a
mine or any industry connected with
a public utility it shall be submitted
.to a board of conciliation and investi
gated under the act, with the view
of arriving at a settlement. Further
provisions require that employers and
employes shall give 30 days' notice of
intended changes affecting the condi
tions of employment, respecting
wages, hours of labor, etc, and. pend
ing investigation official, the relative
position of the parties shall be un
changed; neither party is to do any
thing meanwhile to bring about a
strike or lockout. Any award under
the act is to be obligatory and binding.
East St. Louis, III. The threatened
strike of East St. Louis street car em
ployes was abandoned by a vote taken
during a meeting of the car men. They
.voted to drop the strike plan and to
accept the promise of Vicerpresident
Haynes not to hold the recent strike
agitation against them. The walk-out
was threatened because the company
refused to reinstate George Gloss, a
discharged motorman. He was , dis
charged because of carelessness re
sulting in an accident. The" company
refused to arbitrate the matter of his
discharge, asserting it was purely a
matter of discipline.
Pittsburg, Pa. A wage agreement
has been reached, between representa
tives of the Amalgamated Association
of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers and
the American Sheet and Tin Plate
company. The new agreement amounts
to a five per cent, reduction in the pay
of the tin workers and a cut of two
per cent, in the scale for the sheet de
partment. About 10,000 men are af
New York. Several of the officers
and members of New York Typograph
ical union No. 6 have been summoned
into court to show cause why they
should not be punished for contempt
in failing to obey the order of the
court forbidding them to molest or
boycott the Butterick Publishing com
pany of that city. The injunction said
to have been violated was issned
March 14, 1906. The plaintiff claims
to have suffered great pecuniary loss.
Helena, MonL The supreme court
of Montana has issued an important
decision favorable to labor unions
Circulars declaring a firm unfair were
being distributed. An injunction was
asked for by the firm and was granted
by a lower court. The supreme court..
with all the judges assenting, re
versed the act 'on of the lower court
and dissolved : :l the injunctions.
Union, S. C. The textile mills have
gone back to full time work. This
means they are all putting in 60 hours
a week instead of four days, which
was the time that some of the mills
had curtailed to several weeks ago
because of the slight demand for cot
ton goods throughout the country.
Sedalia, Mo. Five hundred men
gave three cheers when the Alissouri.
Kansas & Texas shop train pulled out
from the station for the shops, which
resumed work after an enforced vaca
tion of six weeks.
Pittsburg, Pa. The Tackmakers'
Protective Union of the United States
and Canada is the second oldest labor
organization in America.
Boston. The largest percentage of
idleness in Massachusetts is found in
the textile cities of Lawrence and New
Bedford, while the percentage as a
whole is larger throughout the state
than in the cities of Boston, Worcester,
Brockton and Lynn.
Fort Smith, Ark. A fight occurred
between striking shopmen employed
by the St. Louis & Iron Mountain
Railway company and Italian strike
breakers at Van Buren, Ark., in which
two of the latter were shot and seri
New Castle, Pa. Over 100 Pennsyl
vania brakemen laid off last fall were
notified by that company to report for
work at once to the assistant train
master here. Fifty firemen who had
been laid off were recently put to
Kittanning, Pa. After a protracted
idleness the mines of the Great Lakes
Coal company at Kayler, near here,
have been put into operation, employ
ing 1,400 men. It is said the number
will soon be increased.
Boston. A convention of the Na
tional Federation of State, City and
Town Employes' unions will be held
here Sunday, August 2.
El Paso, Tex. The Alamo Gordo
Lumber company has started building
a 15-mile extension into the Sacra
mento mountains and will soon have
a large force of men at work in the
Washington. The Central Labor
union refused to indorse the National
Temple of Labor association,' whose
project is to erect a 11,000,000 na
tional temple of labor in this city.
El Paso, Tex. After working a few
men on half time during the summer,
the El Paso & Southwestern railway
opened its shops on full time, giving
employment to 350 men.
Topeka, Kan. W. L. A. Johnson,
commissioner of the Kansas bureau of
labor and industry, has a new solution
of the child labor problem. Mr. John-
son's plan is to pay a per diem wage
to children between the ages of ten
and 14 years in order that they may
attend school and still have a means
of at least supporting themselves with
out being compelled to labor in a fac
tory. He does not state what he
thinks this per diem wage should be,
but he thinks the state could well af
ford to pay a small sum, and that the
reduction in the amount necessary to
pay for the state support of schools
for delinquent children would be suf
ficient to pay the bill.
Christiania, Norway, Norway is
probably at present the most thorough
ly strike-ridden country of the world.
btnkes, lock-outs and labor conflicts
are innumerable, although some of the
difficulties have been patched up. Lum
bermen and wood pulp workers have
tied up the timber interests of the na
tion and the strike spirit is spreading
into other manufacturing lines. The
tanners and the textile workers were
the first to join the general strike, and
it is expected that workers in several
other industries will join in thcua
tional strike condition.
New York. Conditions hitherto pre
vailing in the electrotyping business in
Greater New York have been the un
derlying causes of the formation of an
Employing Electrotype rs' and Stereo
typers" league, on the lines of the
Printers League of America. The
unions of both trades have indorsed
the proposition and tendered their
hearty support and co-operation. The
league now numbers among its mem
bers some of the largest and strongest
concerns in the city.
New Castle, Pa. Operations have
been resumed at the Rosena furnace,
giving employment to about 300 men.
The furnace is operated by the Car
negie Steel company. Other furnaces
here will start soon, it Is announced.
The Shenango Furnace company blew
in its new furnace at Sharpsville July
8, employing 200 men. The company
is said to have orders ahead to keep
all of its plants busy until October.
Kenosha, Wis. To get a ruling from
the supreme court on the question of
injunctions in labor troubles, Kencsha
union men will appeal the case of the
Badger Brass Manufacturing company
against John Daly, et al., all members
of the Buffers and Polishers' union.
The original order in the case enjoined
the men from interfering with the men
employed at the factory or picketing
Sharon, Pa. The wage scale be
tween the Amalgamated Association of
Iron, Steel and Tin Workers and the
Sharon Steel Hoop company expired
on Tuesday, and will not be renewed.
There will be no strike, however, and
1,200 men will continue to work with
out an agreement..
New Castle, Pa. No orders have
been issued for the usual summer
shut-down of tin mills here, and it is
now believed they will operate
throughout the summer. Orders for
the canning trade are responsible for
running the plants through the usual
Terre Haute. Ind. The car depart
ment of the Vandalia shops, employ
ing 1,000 men, resumed full time and
the shops at Effingham, 111., which
have been closed for ten years, re
opened to get cars in shape In antici
pation of a great demand to move this
Birmingham, Ala. Notice was post
ed at the Bessemer rolling mills of the
Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad
company informing the old employes
that there would be a general resump
tion. Preference was given to all old
employes of the mills. Three hundred
men were put on at the start.
Boston. East. Boston painters
union has elected a committee to ask
the shipbuilding concerns to establish
the Saturday half-holiday the year
around as soon as present contracts
will allow. The half-holiday has al
ready been established for the house
Pittsburg, Pa. The Republic Iron &
Steel company has closed its 11 plants
because of failure to reach an agree
ment with the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Iron, Steel, Sheet and Tin Plate
Workers, and it is proposed to oper
ate the plants hereafter with non
Johnstown, Pa. The Cambria com
pany, it is announced, will resume at
many of its mills, on a larger .scale
than at any time since the depression
began last October. It is said that
several thousand men who have been
Idle for months will be employed.
Buffalo, N. Y. Two charges of dyna
mite exploded under a Lehigh viaduct
and blew two iron girders out of place,
twisted the rails above and shattered
many ties. The viaduct was recently
completed by a firm which maintains
"open shop." One man was arrested
Boston. About 20 firms have al
ready signed the desired new wage
scale and working agreement of Bos
ton Journeymen Bakers' union. It
asks for no increase in the wage rate,
but is the first agreement presented
since the disastrous strike of several
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