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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (June 5, 1909)
GENERAL LABOR NEWS. I for count; clerk as candidates for the
I three principal offices at tbe coming
Items of Interest to the workers I municipal election.
Gathered From Everywhere. I Convict labor produced goods to the
Central Labor Vnion meets next value of $33,000,000 in 190S.
The California, State Federation ot
Grave diggers recently organized a
union in New York city.
The Toronto Team Owners associa
tion now secure $S a day.
The paiuters iu Fort Worth. Kan.,
have secured an increase of 25 cents
Holland has few dependent paupers.
Work is provided for all who apply for
Labor bas begun a campaign to or
ganise the fruit and cereal growers of
The Majestic is putting on a fine
line of moving pictures during the
summer season. This house has al
ways been on the fair list.
George F. Lines of Detroit was
elected fourth vice president ot the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen at
More convict made goods are pro- the meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
duced in Missouri than in any other
The number of commissioned organ-
tiers . in the Americau Federation of
Labor is Si.
Carpenters in Muscatine. Iowa, have
secured a minimum cf 2 per day of
There are 12.000 members of the
Teamsters" union in the New York
Printers in Great Falls. Mom, are
on- strike for an increase in
Through the efforts of the Chicago
Federation of Labor a $40,000 contract
for new cells for the Chicago" city
prison will be built by union labor.
Average earnings for organized
workingmen in New York state in the
third quarter of 190S was $207. as com
pared with $227 in 1907. or $225 in
In Tokio there is an industrial
school for young women with more
than one thousand students learning
their I embroidery, sewing and the making of
silk flowers and other articles for ex-
did" not bear the nnion label, he abso
lutely refused to have the riies sol
emnized unless he could get a cer
tificate bearing the label. Bat the
judge was accommodating. He pro
cured a certificate to the would-be
Benedict's taste and the marriage was
consummated. Now let the "union
busters" tremble. In the face of such
devotion, to the cause of organized la
bor they must realize that all their
opposition to it cannot but be futile.
Minnesota. TTnion Advocate.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION.
scale to a day.
The Bricklayer and Mason for April Prt
reports the installation of nine new The agreement existing between the
organizations. Newspaper Publishers association and
The Great Falls I Mont. carpenters Typographical Union Xo. 6, Xew York
trik for an increase from . "een reueweu tor oue
$4.50 to $5 a day.
Butte Mont.) bricklayers have been
refused an increase from $6 to $7
day, and a walkout has taken place.
and will be in effect until April 30.
John Fahy, president of one of the
important anthracite mining districts
So far orsaniied labor has sent Pennsylvania, has resigned to ac-
$109 000 to Messrs. Gompers, Mitchell a position under John Mitchell,
and Morrison to be used as a defense now connected with the Civic Federa
ting, tion of Labor.
A movement is on foot to establish The Fulton Stock company con
camp of Woodmen of the World in tinues to "turn 'em away" at the
Lincoln, composed exclusively or "c. ire wugcr im Vi:uuiu tum
trades uuionists. Pny remains in Lincoln the firmer
inn..n. iiwu-imr nun hav sixteen I its hold ttpon the affections of the
card men in the house of representa- theatregoers.
i-rrvinir union Typographical Lmon meeting Sua-
cards in the senate. P8? "ernoon at rraiermiy nan.
rw.... i oiwii- iv.tntis;fnei- Maiinin Guess that was a pretty warm one
will attend the annual convention of Raymer handed Walt Mason in
abor commissioners and factory in- last Wednesday morning's State Jour-
...tnr t Ror-hesier x Y. on June ' tan seems to nave-aonnea nis
First June Meeting is Slated for Next
. The Central Labor Union will meet
at Brnse's hall, Tuesday evening. Sev
eral committees will make interesting
reports. There is a move on foot to
provide and maintain regular head
quarters a sort of incipient Labor
Temple and it is possible that the
matter will be discussed at the meet
ing. The deputy labor commissioner
will have something to say concerning
the State Federation of Labor meet
ing, and submit a request or two m
other words, will ask the central body
to do something towards making the
By the way. it is none too soon for
the central body to start something
with a view to the proper observance
of Labor Day. Heretofore it has
been the custom to wait, too long, and
then have to hurry through and take
chances on things working smoothly.
Lincoln Musical Union will meet at
Bruse's hall Sunday morning at 1
o'clock. This is the first meeting in
three weeks and should be largely at
The Wellsville (Ohio) plant of the
American Sheet and Tin Plate com-
STATE FEDERATION MEETING.
Arrangements Completed for What
Promises to Be Successful
Arrangements have been practically
pany broke all previous recorda dur-1 completed for the meeting called to
ing April, according to reports just I organize a State Federation of Labor.
officially announced. The first session will be called to or-
The Brotherhood of Carpenters and deP at 2 p. m, Monday, June 21, in
Joiners has erected a beautiful nionu- nau of the House of Representatives
ment at Camden, X. J., over the last at tne Btate house. Governor Shallen-
resting piace of V. J. -McGuire, wno i berger and Mayor Love will give ad-
organized the brotherhood. , I dresses of welcome, and the afternoon
By a referendum vote, complete re-U-jH be devoted-to temporary organi-
turns of which are now at hand, the I zations and the appointment of com-
menibership ot tbe International
Leatherworkers union has decided not
to hold a convention this year.
Ot 22.125 women employed in the
mittees. In the evening Governor and
Mrs. Shallenberger will tender a re
ception to the delegates and their
friends at the executive mansion from
various industries in Pittsburg, less g:3o to 10:30. Tuesday morning and
than one-fifth earn $8 a week or more, afternoon will be devoted to pernia-
cae-fifth earn $7, and three-fifths of nently organizing, drafting a consiitu
them receive less than $7. ion and bv-Iaws and annointine stand-
in ltS3 the general court of England I jng committees. Labor Commissioner
ruled that the wages of he skilled Johnson of Kansas has been invited
workman should not be more than 50
rents a day. and that out of this sum
ne snouzd have to pay for his own
A vote of the cigarmakers of the
to attend the meeting, and has prom
ised to do so if he can arrange his
Tuesday evening, at the First Chris-
tion church, Raymond Robins of Chi
country lavors a ptua o auvenise tne cago, will deliver an address upon
otue label or tne organisation at the I unionism. Mr. Robbins is far and
Alaska-Yukon exposition. An assess- away the most eloquent labor advo-
ment will be levied to provide funds. I cate in this or any other country.
Xotices have been posted at the! Those who heard him on his former
Leechburg, Pa, plant ot the American I visits to Nebraska will be eager to
Sheet, and Tin Plate company that the hear him again. This meeting will
mills will be closed down. The shut-1 be ooen to the general Dublic Snecial
down is not expected to last more
than a few weeks.'
The railway firemen and the West
ern Federation of Miners propose to
music for this occasion will be fur
nished by the union musicians of Lin
The Lindell hotel has been selected
June Meeting Will Be Held at Frater
nity Hall Sunday Afternoon.
The Typographical L'nion will meet
Sunday afternoon at Fraternity hail.
The official canvass of the votes cast
at the recent election will be made,
and routine matters will be attended
to. A full attendance is requested.
Work continues good in both ma
chine and job lines. All the "subs"
are getting in plenty of time.
Thirteen printers attended the me
morial services Sunday morning. J.
,G.- Sayer, who has been the faithful
and efficient sergeant-at-arms for years
on end, was the only officer of the
union present. Two officers-elect were
present. As usual, the Auxiliary
turned out about 300 per cent better
than the Union.
"CLOSED SHOP" WON.
In the championship debate of the
state interscholastic match, Dayton,
Ohio, won April 22 from Colfax, Ohio.
the honor carrying with it the $50 of
fered by the committee appointed by
Superintendent Dewey. Dayton had
the " affirmative of the question: "Re
solved, That labor unions are justified
on insisting, through all lawful means
at their disposal, on the closed shop."
Seven hundred people heard the de
The annual convention of the Inter
national Printing Pressmen and As
sistants' Union wilFbe held in Omaha,
beginning with the 21st of the present
month. Omaha unionists are prepared
to show the visitors and delegates a
good time, and the delegates are
prepared to make tbe business ses
sions of the utmost importance. It
promises to be the largest convention
in the history of the organization.-
build a monument to the memory ofas headquarters. Rates $2.00 per day.
John H. Murphy, formerly counsel fori American plan.
the organizations named, and who
died in Denver recently.
Bricklayers and masons ot Akron,
Ohio, have signed up a new scale of
prices, with an increased wage ot 40
rents a day. The demand was made
and granted because of the increased
cost of living in the Ohio town.
In Pittsburg, Pa., in
All wage earners are cordially in
vited to attend the sessions of the
convention. Organized labor has noth
ing to conceal.
The annual picnic of the Commoner
force is being held at Seward today
some of thel.sa.arJayL About seventy neoDle. all
largest shoe stores salesmen are not connected with the Commoner either
allowed to sit down during working Dv. financial or family ties, made
hours, whether busy or not. and they
must use taeir Knee, not a stool, as a
rest wnen lacing a shoe to a cus
uaiveston tTex.) trade unionists
have two candidates for membership
on the city board under the commis
sion form of municipal government.
The old board has been hiring Mexi
can labor at $1.25 per day, while the
city scale for labor is $2 per day.
Direct legislationists are organizing
the state of Washington with a view
the party that traveled on the special
train provided by the management.
The Wageworker editor is with the
crowd, and next week he will tell
about the ball game, provided he is
not again on the losing side for the
"steenth consecutive time.
VIOLATES ITS CONTRACT.
The Ackermann-Quigley Show Print
company, ot Kansas City, Kan., re
cently violated its contract with Typo
graphical Union Xo. SO, and locked
out the members of that organization.
The imprint of this firm on anything
advertises the fact that the business
house using this non-union paper does
not desire the patronage of union men
and their friends.
A WORKING PAIR.
"He had to work himself up to the
point of proposing.
"And she had to work to get him
to the point."
"Then I suppose their marriage is
what might be called literally a labor
union." Baltimore American.
WE'LL MISS HIS VOICE.
Jim Van Cleave, president of the
union busters" trust, otherwise known
as the Citizen's Alliance, has tendered
his resignition. I don't know as his
resignation will bring any special re
joicing. We all had got used to his
bray. Washington Trades Unionisi-
NO LABEL, NO WEDLOCK.
Oregon Swain Refuses Connubial Joys
Without Union Label.
Here's loyalty to principle for you!
to pledging all legislative candidates I It is reported from Hutchinson. Kan,
la 191 to support the initiative, refer-1 that Coleman C. Clinton, a linotype
endam and recall. They are to hold I operator of Portland, Ore, came to
a state convention at Seattle in Au-! the former city to be marrieod. He
la Saa Francisco the union labor
party leaders have selected P. H. Mc
Carthy, president of the Building
Trades Council, for mayor; Thomas
F. Fiaa tor sheriff and H. L. Mulcrevy
secured the license and when the
judge who was to perform the cere
mony which would bring the senti
mental young man under the flowery
yoke of Eros showed him some highly
adorned marriage certificates which
BARKEEPERS TO BOSTON.
Boston won the contest for the 1911
biennial convention of the Internation
al Alliance of Hotel and Restaur
ant Employes' and Bartenders onions,
and T. J. Sullivan, of Hartford, Conn
has been re-elected international pres
New Course Planned.
Grand Island The board of educa
tion has instructed a committee to
investigzte the cost of a manual train
ing and domestic science department
It is expected that the same will be
installed as part of the high school
curriculum for next year.
He showed us his paid up union card and asked us if we could
fit him out from head to foot in wearing apparel made by organ
ized fellow-craftsmen. We said we could and we did. ,
We gave him a suit of union made clothes splendid value for
his money, the future bargain price of other stores our present bar
gain price. He was given a pair of union made suspenders where
with to keep the .trousers up. Upon his feet we put a pair of natty
union made shoes, up-to-date style, and the price we charged him
was what other outfitting stores will charge at bargain sales a couple,
of months later in the season. , We gave him a McDonald shirt,
neat pattern, well fitting. He buttoned around his neck a union
made "Bell Brand" collar, and tied a neat and natty union made
four-in-hand necktie therein. Then we sold him a hat containing
the label of the United Hatters of North America. Then this
union man left our store outfitted from head to foot in union made
wearing apparel. He was pleased, because he had not only re
ceived big value for his money, but he had helped fellow craftsmen
by patronizing them. We were pleased because we had made
another friend, which means another regular customer, and had
added to our constantly increasing volume of business.
QIIITQ fmm till tn CQfl.-and re2uIar Pce is the price
GUI 10 IIUIII O IU IU OdU you'll pay at future "bargain sales" elsewhere
after the season is over and the pick of the offerings taken. Every day is Bargain Day at
TENTH AND O STREETS
FAIR BARBER SHOPS.
You Will Find the Union Card in the
When you enter a barber shop, see
that the union shop card is in plain
sight before you get into the chair.
If the card is not to be seen, go else
where. The union shop card is a
guarantee of a cleanly shop, a smooth
shave or good hair-cut, and courteous
treatment. The following barber
shops are entitled to the patronage of
George Petro, 1010 O.
J. J. Simpson, 1001 O.
George Shaffer, Lincoln HoteL
C. B. Ellis, Windsor HoteL
D. S. Crop, Capital Hotel.
II. J. Roberts. Royal HoteL
A. L. Kimmerer, Lindell Hotel.
C. A. Green. 120 Xorth Eleventh.
C. A. Green, 1132 O.
K. A. Wood, 1206 O.
Chaplin & Ryan, 129 Xorth Twelfth.
E. C. Evans. 1121 P.
Bert Sturm, 116 South Thirteenth.
J. B. Haynor, 1501 O.
Muck & Barthelman, 122 South
J. J. Simpson, 922 P.
Frank Malone, Havelock.
C. A. Hughart, Havelock.
UNION PRINT SHOPS.
Printeries That Are Entitled to Us
the Allied Trades Label.
Following Is a list of the printing
offices in Lincoln that are entitled
to the use ot the Allied Printing
Trades label, together with, the num
ber of the label used by each shop:
Jacob Xorth & Co, No. L
C S- Simmons, No. 2.
Freie Presse, No. 3.
Woodruff-Collins. No. 4.
Graves & Mulligan, No. 5.
State Printing Co, No. 6.
Star Publishing Co., No. 7.
Western Newspaper Union, Nc t
Wood Printing Co., No 9.
George Bros, No. 11.
McYey Printing Co, No. 12.
Ford Printing Co, No. 16.
VanTine & Young, No. 24.
Dairyman Pub. Co, 130 No. 14th.
Graves Printery, No. 5.
New Century. 213 South Thirteenth.
Arrange for Tournament.
Hebron Hebron is commencing to
make arrangements for the state fire
men's tournament, which is to be
held here August 25, 26 and 27. It is
expected that there will be a thou
sand visitors in Hebron on this occasion.
A Matter of
HE EXPENSE IS ALWAYS A
CONSIDERATION WITH THE
WAGE EARNER, but if you im
agine the use of Gas for Fuel is
more expansive than coal, you
another think coming.
The Cost of Gas
Fuel Gas is cheaper than coal and it is al
ways at hand, no matter how cold or hot tbe
day; no matter how stormy the weather, we
deliver the fuel into the kitchen- And you
can save just one-half the fuel bills by using
gas. We are able to prove this assertion. You
will save health, time and temper, too.
A Modern Gas Range
is a time-saving tool that the housewife is en
titled to. We have them in the best and most
reliable makes. Come in and see them. Open
evenings for your convenience. Let us dem
onstrate to you the economy of using fuel
Lincoln Gas & Elec
trie light Company
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