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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (July 3, 1909)
UNION STREET CAR MEN.
Lincoln Has a Lively Bunch Proudly
Displaying the Button.
Division No. 522, Amalgamated
Association of Street and Electric
Railway Employes, is the full name
and number of the union of street
railway employes in Lincoln. - At S
o'clock a. m Wednesday, June 30.
the charter solemnly hung upon the
wall, and then as fine a body or street
railway men as ever organized into
a union rare a rousing cheer. Not
every motorman and conductor em
ployed by the Lincoln Traction Co.
is within the anion fold. A few, a
very few, of the men are holding out.
But upwards of 9o per cent of the
motormen and conductors are on the
Organizer Flood sprung a little sur
prise on the boys just before they
adjourned Wednesday morning. He
said he had a message to deliver to
them, and then he passed among them
and gave each man a July button of
the organization. And all day Wed
nesday it looked good to see motor
men with buttons handling the brake
and controller, and conductors with
buttons rinsing up fares. Really, it
was enough to make a union man
glad to hand over his nickel
Two meetings were held for the
men Tuesday night. The first one
was for the day men. and it was
not called to order until 10 o'clock,
because the teamstem were occupying
it and getting their organisation in
permanent shape. . ut the men were
not impatient. They stood at the
foot of the stairs and "talked shop"
until their turn came. They remained
right there until the night men came
in between 12 and 1. and several of
them remained until the very last.
When the meeting closed 139 men
had signed the roll, leaving less than
a dosen of the regular men outside
the fold. All but two or three of
them are expected to get right before
the next meeting, which will be held
at Bruse's hall on Thursday evening,
Division No. 523 has elected its
officers, but for obvious reasons their
names are not yet made public. The
division will hold regular and fre
quent meetings until it has its affairs
whipped into shape. There is an
overwhelming disposition to proceed
cautiously and conservatively, -and
to avoid anything approaching rash
ness. "We'll so conduct the affairs
of our organisation as to merit and
obtain the support of the general
public." said one of the newly
.1awea.l nffirf& W are vountr in
organisation, and we'll seek the coun
sel of older and wiser heads."
The members took to the union
button like ducks take to water.
' Organiser Flood was hailed a hairdo-ten
times Wednesday by men who
were unable to he present when the
buttons were handed out. and he had
to chase after the cars and hand
over the buttons. Here's to the suc
cess of Division No. 525, Amalga
mated Association of Street and
Electric Railway Employees!
Meeting in Milwaukee Will be First
Held in Five Years.
Something in the way of a novelty
for the Journeymen Barbers Interna
tional Union is soon to take place. The
novelty will be in the form of an in
ternational convention and may be
called a novelty because it is the first
that the organization has held in five
years. It will be held in Milwaukee.
Wis, beginning October 5. and will oc
cupy about one week. The organiza
tion was founded in 1SS7, in Buffalo, N.
Y.. at a me ting that was attended by
five men re- resenting five local union
barbers. The nenibership when formed
was about 130 and the membership, in
good standing at the present time is
about 26,000. The conventions of the
International were held each year un
til 1SS4, when it was decided that they
should be held each two years. At a
later convention it was decided they
should be held each three years, and
since 1904 there has been no Interna
tional convention of the barbers. In
support of this policy the argument is
advanced that considerable money is
saved. One of the matters that will be
brought np at the Milwaukee conven
tion will be a proposition to establish
a home for barbers, something after
the nature of the home of the Interna
tional Typographical Union at Colora
efforts, has become widely known to
the readers of the labor press, Wm. J.
Bryan's Commoner and other publica
tions. Detroit. Union Advocate.
FAIR BARBER SHOPS.
TALKS FROM A PULPIT.
John B. Lennon Delivers Impressive
Labor Sunday Address.
John B. Lennon, general secretary
of the Journeymen Tailors Union of
America and treasurer of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, spoke from
the pulpit of the Presbyterian church
at Galesburg, Illinois, on Labor Sun
day and made a most favorable im
pression upon a large audience.
Among other things he said:
"For all my life I have been trying
to serve my fellow men, and particu
larly those who were wage-earners .
The only excuse I have for talking
in a pulpit is that I want to serve
my fellow-men and Master.
"The work of the church Is very
generally misunderstood by the labor
people and the labor unions often
misunderstand the church and its
workings. What we want to under
stand is the teachings of Jesus Christ
and the fellowship of men as taught
by Mini." ,
A KINDLY WORD.
Will M. Maupin, deputy labor com
missioner of Nebraska, and editor of
the Wageworker, paid the Advocate a
visit last Friday. Mr. Maupin attend
ed the convention of labor commis
sioners at Rochester. He is greatly
interested in the formation of a state
federation of labor in Nebraska and is
convention was held Monday at which
time the arrangements were com
pleted. Mr. Maupin, through his pen
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
M. J. Roberts, Royal HoteL
A. L. Kimmerer, Lindell HoteL
C A. Green, 120 North Eleventh.
C A. Green, 1132 O.
E. A. Wood, 1206 O.
Chaplin & Ryan, 129 North Twelfth.
E. C Evans, 1121 P.
Bert Sturm, 116 South Thirteenth.
J. B. Ray nor, 1301 O. -
Muck & Barthelraan, 122 South
J. J. Simpson, 922 P.
Frank Malone, Havelock.
C A. Hughart, Havelock.
UNION PRINT SHOPS.
Printerie That Are Entitled to Usa
the Allied Trades Label
Following Is a list of the printing
offices in Lincoln that are entitled
to the use of the Allied Printing
Trades label, together with the num
ber of the label nsed by each shop:
Jacob North & Co., No. L
Chas. A. Simmons, No. 2.
Freie Presse, No, 3.
Woodruff-Collins, No. 4.
Graves & Payne, No. 5.
State Printing Co., No. 6.
Star Publishing Co., No. 7.
Western Newspaper Union, No. S.
Wood Printing Co., No. 9.
Dairyman Publishing Co., No. 10.
George Brothers, No. 11.
McYey, No. 12.
Lincoln Herald. No. 14.
New Century Printers, No. 17.
Gillispie & Phillips, No. 18.
Herburger. The Printer, No. 20.
Der Pilger, No. 25.
THE UNION TEAMSTERS.
Lincoln Local No. 340 Has Its Charter
on the Wall.
The Team Drivers Union is on its
feet, and while it is not nearly as large
as it might be, still it is made up of
a bunch of willing men who are going
to make it their personal business to
boost for the organization until it is
found ranking among the big organiza
tions of the city.
Final organisation was completed at
Bruse's hall last Tuesday evening, and
the new union launched upon its ca-
The heat, we- mean. But it's what makes
good times in Nebraska ripens the small
grain, pushes the corn along and makes the
finest grass. More than that it reminds you
of that light-weight summer suit.
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We have just what the worker needs fine
quality, elegant fit, correct style and best
make. Everything in the garments that you
have aright to expect for your money. For
the union man there is the added satisfaction
of the label. But we do not stop at union
made suits. In the matter of shirts, collars,
shoes, hats, suspenders, neckties all with the
label we lead all others in size and variety
of stocks. In fact this is the store that handles
union made goods in quantity as well as qual
ity. We can outfit the union worker from head
to foot and at regular prices that are better
than "bargain prices" after the season is over.
Gome and let us demonstrate our claims.
Tenth and O Streets
reer of usefulness. Permanent officers
were elected, and at the close the pres
ident brought the meeting to an end in
due form according to the ritual. The
teamaters start off with everything
paid for to date and a little money in
their treasury. The interest manifest
ed in the organization was good to see,
and there is every evidence that Local
No. 340 is going K grow and flourish
until it is a big' force in the union
movement of fee city.
Another meeting will be held on the
Saturday night of next week, and at
that time it will be decided how often
and where to hold regular meetings in
The Wageworker taxes especial
pleasure in extending its best wishes
to the Teamsters' Union of Lincoln.
May it prosperlo the fullest extent.
FLOOD WILL RETURN.
Organizer Flood left Lincoln Wed
nesday evening after having success
fully launched two strong unions in
Lincoln. He win leave Omaha Satur
day night to enjoy a well earned va
cation of ten fays, and wm then re
turn to Nebraska. He expects to give
some more time to Lincoln in the near
future, but is compelled to remain in
Omaha and South Omaha for some
time to come.
TRADES UNION CHARACTERS.
Rev. Charles Stelzle Talks About the
He is a man of our flesh and our
blood. Not being a goat, he cannot
live on the papers that he doesn't
sellj and ink cannot make him think
when it is spread on bread. It would
seem to be hardly necessary to re
mind ourselves of this very human
fact, were it not that most of us have
idealized the editor to such a degree
that we imagine him a sort of an
ethereal creature whose living among
us is a dispensation of divine provi
dence, but for whose existence we are
not at all responsible. And as with
all of God's gifts, we have become
so accustomed to their beneficence
and their comfort, that we rather
take them for granted. We become
conscious of their existence only
when they are removed from us, or
when there seems to be an occasion
for raising a mighty howL
When the paper comes with regu
larity, when our names appear in
connection with current events, when
we agree with the editorials, when
there is no demand for the subscrip
tion price then all is well. But If
the postman misses out on a deliv
ery, and if our names are misspelled
and if the editorials indicate some
original thinking which shocks oar
conservative feelings, and if the busi
ness end of the paper is pressed home
upon us then, '"Oh, cut it out!"
comes the disgruntled verdict toward
us faithfully year after year, and
without which the labor movement
could scarcely exist
To the labor editor we owe a debt
of gratitude which a dollar or two a
year cannot possibly repay. He fights
our battles. He expresses the aspira
tions of the toiler as the toiler him
self cannot express it. He is indeed
the voice of the people, who wander
in the wilderness.
For all this, and much more, those
of ns who believe in his job should
stand by him. He cannot always do
it single-handed. Sometimes the
pressure becomes too great for mor
tal man to endure. There's a limit
to human strength, no matter how
full of purpose and power.
Therefore, when the editor does
well, tell him about it, and do it right
away. When he asks for his day's
wage because he has served you.
pay it to him. You'd boycott the
fellow who treated you as you do the
editor in this respect. In a word, do
to the editor as though you were the
UNION LABEL LEAGUE.
Opportunity to Advance Label Game
By Organizing in Lincoln.
There really ought to be a Woman's
Trades Union League in Lincoln.
With the work of organization among
the men going bravely forward, there
ought to be a lot of educational work
along label lines among the women
folks. The wives are the purchase rs.
They spend most of the wages earned
by union men, and it is up to asioa
workers to see to it that their niM
made money is spent for onion asade
goods as far as possible.
President Glocking of the Bookbind
ers gave utterance to a great trath
while in Lincoln when he said that
union men were at fault because the-
union label was not an effective a wea
pon in the anion movement as it
should be. He urged the organization
of a Woman's Trades Union League
If the wives of union men to any con
siderable number make known theix-
desires to organize sncn a body. The
Wageworker will undertake to aeevre
the presence and services of am or
If the wives of anion men can only
be made to see the advantages of de
manding the label, tie battle win be
half over. What's the matter wish
union men taking hold of this matter
and helping their wives and daaghxers
and sisters to organize to their en
Nothing doing in the bartending lis
in Lincoln, bat the charter is still
here. A well attended meeting of the
union was held last Sunday. AO lo
cal dues have been remitted, bat the
per capita tax win be kept Bp and
the charter retained. Most of the
members have long since secwred work
at other lines of business.
STILL. OFF DUTY.
George H Moore or "SandailT" if
that will designate him more definitely
has not yet fully recovered from
his effort to butt a pile driver off the
right of way. He is working on one
side yet. and his fight arm refuses to
respond to his mental signals. He
says, however, that he is making rapid
progress towards recovery asd asserts
that there is many a long and swift
run left in him yet. Here's hoping.
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