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Boston. The 600 carpenters of
the 34 brotherhood unions and amalga
mated society branches attached to
the greater Boston carpenters" dis
trict council, are voting by referendum
on the wage and hour rules desired for
the year beginning June 1. 1909. The
present rate of wages is 43 cents an
hour, which makes the weekly wage
for full time or a work week of 43
hours. $21. The carpenters have the
Saturday half holiday for the four
summer months. One proposition sub
mitted to the referendum vote calls
for an increase of wages to 47
cents an hour and the Saturday half
holiday all the year round, which
would make the weekly wage for a 44-
hour week $21, or the same as for the
present work week. The alternate
proposition is that wages and hours
Temain as they are at present.
Indianapolis. Figures compiled at
the national headquarters, in this city,
of the Vnited Mine Workers, show
that the national organization had a
iarger paid-up membership last month
than at any previous time in its
history. The total paid-up member
ship last month was. 309,000. The fig
ures for March for recent years are as
follows: March, 190S, the member
ship was 281,000; 190T. it was 266.000;
1906, it was 298,000; 1905, it was 298,
000, and in 1904 it was 266,000.
ashington. After laying before
the executive council of the American
Federation of Labor a detailed report
of his proposed trip to Europe to
study and report upon the industrial.
sociological and economic conditions
of the laboring people in those coun
tries President Gompers announced
that he may sail from Xew York on
the Baltic on June 23. The council
authorized an expenditure to meet the
expenses of the trip. Mr. Gompers
will visit England, Germany. France,
Sweden and Italy.
Chicago. At the close of one of the
stormiest meetings in the history of
the Chicago Federation of Labor all
the locals of the Amalgamated Wood
workers' union were expelled from
membership in the central labor body.
The drastic action was the outcome of
a bitter light for jurisdiction between
the woodworkers and the carpenters
in which the latter charged that, union
woodworkers had taken the places of
carpenters on strike.
New York. Reports received from
the national eight-hour committee of
the machinists" union are most grati
fying. The agitation for eight hours
is spreading all over the country, it
is stated, and large numbers of ma
chinists' districts of sections of the
country where the shorter workday
had not previously been established
are reporting its introduction.
Boston. Boston cigar-makers' union
has decided to lake a census of its
2,500 memb :s to ascertain if any are
not citizens and to endeavor to have
any who are not immediately to be
come citizens, if eligible, and to take
the first steps tothe end that all will
be voters. Ci fen ship and voting
are an honor and a duty to all men,
the union declares.
Vienna, Austria. The government
has brought forward a bill in the
chamber of deputies making insurance
against illness and old age compulsory
on all workmen and domestics, and
those employes whose annual income
does not exceed $300.
Chicago. Mrs. Raymond Robins has
been reelected president of the Nation
al Women's Trade Union league, with
headquarters in Chicago.
Boston. Edward F. McGrady, a Bos
ton man, now international organizer
of the International Printing Press
men's union, has established headquar
ters in this city for a New England
campaign. He has recently organized
a new union in Providence, and also
the newspaper pressmen of New Bed
ford, Fall River and Taunton. The
.Taunton men received a ten per cent.
; Boston. Ou and after Monday,
April 12, the wage scale and working
rules for the trans-Atlantic steamship
and deep-water longshoremen of the
port of Boston, Mass., include the
wage increases and working rules
iwhich were recently presented to the
.trans-Atlantic steamship agents' con
ference of the stevedores by the Long
shoremen's Trade council.
Chicago. The Chicago bureau of
Statistics has furnished some figures
for 46 trades unions, showing that in
21 of these the highest wages in five
Settles Chicago, New York, Philadel
phia, Pittsburg and St. Louis are
paid in Chicago.
Winnipeg, Man. Manitoba's attor
ney general has introduced a bill to
prohibit usurious money lending on as
signments -of salary.
Washington. President Gompers
announces that he will sail for Europe
on June 23 to investigate the condi
tions of labor and worklngmen and
women in England, Germany, France,
Sweden and Italy in accordance with
the orders of the last A. P. of L. con
vention. Victoria, B. C. A state law requires
that 70 cubic feet of air per min
ute be supplied to each worker in a
St. Louis. The first suit for il
legal use of the union label In this
city resulted In victory for the union
Chicago. With the labor situation
in the building industry practically
cleared up, contractors and builders
have been busy with pen and writing
tabs figuring out what the arguments
of -the past six weeks are going to
cost. Estimates based on the average
wage increase and the number of men
engaged in the building industry
showed that about $3,000,000 a year
additional will go into the pockets of
the various building trades craftsmen.
The contractors have concluded that
the agitation was worth while so far
as the mechanics are concerned. The
estimate, of $3,000,000 was said by
contractors not to be too high with the
prospects for steady employment as
bright as they appear at the present
time. It is based on an average in
crease of 25 cents a day for 40,000
men, working on an average of 300
days in the year.
Washington. It was decided at a
session of the executive council of the
American Federation of Labor that
organized labor and all reform forces
be urged to begin agitation and or
ganize so as to be prepared to take
action in the next congressional elec
tion looking to the passage of legis
lation favorable to organized labor.
Labor men were urged to participate
in the national congress for the pro
motion of international peace to be
held in Chicago in May next.
Allentown, Pa. Rather than see the
plant shut down the employes of the
Donaldson Iron Company at Emaus
agreed to wage reductions of eight
per cent. When the company an
nounced a ten per cent, reduction the
600 men employed threatened to
strike. The company announced the
suspension of operations. The men
sought a conference and the matter
was compromised on the basis of an
eight per cent, wage reduction. The
plant makes cast iron pipe.
Chicago. The Building Laborers' In
ternational union is said to be assum
ing a controlling influence in the west.
Boston, Mass. Joseph F. Valentine,
seventh vice-president of the A. F. of
L. and president of the International
Iron Molders' union, was operated upon
for appendicitis in Cincinnati. A let
ter lately receives states that the pa
tient is making a good recovery, al
though still very weak.
Boston, Mass. The state senate
killed both the bill to permit labor
unions to fine their members under
certain conditions, and also the bill to
have prison-made goods labeled as
such. Boston machinists'' lodge 264 has
condemned the senate for its action
on the fine bill, and instructed every
member to do all in his power to de
feat for reelection every senator who
voted against the measure.
Boston. Peter VV. Collins, in
ternational treasurer of the Brother
hood of Electrical Workers' unions, has
notified the Boston unions that the
seceding factions suits and court pro
cedure in Illinois had all been de
cided in favor of the International
Brotherhood, and of Mr. Collins and
the other officers elected at the regu
Paris. Fiance. The French teleg
raphers held a formal meeting here
and joined the postal employes and the
teachers in demanding the privilege of
forming unions under the laws of
1S84. which includes the right to
Winnipeg. Man. The agreement of
the Canadian Pacific with its mechan
ics has expired, and the men are re
Chicago. The strike of the sailors
on the great lakes, or, rather, their re
fusal to work, is now in effect. Fully
15,000 men, from engineers to deck
hands; are affected by the decision of
the union organizations not to operate
boats belonging to members of the
Lake Carriers' association until its
avowed purpose to enforce an . open
shop on the lake boats is abandoned.
Washington. Sufficient funds for
the present to meet the expenses of
the federation's legal defense in the
injunction and contempt proceedings
in the case of the Buck's Stove and
Range Company of St. Louis have
been raised and it will not be neces
sary to levy an assessment of one per
cent, per member per month, as au
thorized by the Denver convention.
Chicago. The strike of the . elec
trical workers, which began on April
1 and involved nearly 1,000 men, was
ended when a committee of the union
and of the Electrical Contractors' as
sociation signed an agreement to run
for two years at an Increase from five
dollars to $5.50 a day from April 1.
The strikers returned to work.
New York. New York Typograph
ical union recently decided to donate
$50 weekly to the locked-out hatters.
London, Eng. The national union
of boot and shoe operatives of Great
Britain, according to its half-yearly
financial statement, just issued, has
$584,200 In its treasury. The mem
bership of the union is 30,508.
Glasgow, Scotland. The Hamilton
Corporation will in the future pay all
workmen for holidays, half pay to be
given to employes in cases of sick
ness, while foremen are to be paid fall
money when ill.
Belfast, Ireland. As showing the in
crease in the Belfast linen trade, some
of the mills have commenced working
1 12 hours extra a week.
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