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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 18, 1909)
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In Labor's Realm
Matters of Especial Interest To and Con
cerning Those Who Do the
Work of the World
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recommendation of those who use it.
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English Building Trade Unions.
According to an article on British
trade unions by Hans Fehlinger in the
current issue of the Bricklayer and
Mason, the official journal of the
Bricklayers' and Masons' International
.union, as conipared frith 1S9S, all the
main groups of trades in Great Bri
tain, except the building group, which
has declined 1? per cent, and the
clothing group, which has declined two
per cent., show a large growth in mem
bership. The relative increase was
smallest in the metal, engineering and
shipbuilding trades, where it amounted
.to 21 per cent. In the printing trades
the increase was S3 per cent, in the
textile trades 4T per cent, and in the
mining and quarrying group 92 per
In the transport group, unions of
railway servants more than doubled
their membership, while other trans
port trades increased by one-fourth.
I'n ions of employes of public authori
ties hare increased in membership by
90 per cent, and unions of shop as
sistants by nearly 500 per cent. The
increase of the remaining unions aver
aged 23 per cent.
A table is given in the article.
lating to the unions of building trades
and changes in their membership. It
shows that in 1S9S the number of
unions of laborers was 53, with 36.180
members, and St unions of skilled
workmen, with 195.SS0 members. In
1S99 there were 5S unions of laborers.
with 39,919 members, and TS unions of
skilled workmen, with 210.09 mem
bers. In 1900 there were 56 unions of
laborers, with members, and 74
unions of skilled workmen, with 214.-
4S6 members. In 1901 there were 5.
unions of laborers, with 37.52$ mem
bers, and TO unions of skilled work
men, with 211.441 members. In 1903
the number of union laborers was 52,
with 33.175 members, and the number
of unions of skilled workmen was SS.
with 211,966 members. In 1903 the
number of unions of laborers was 51,
with 28,901 members, while the num
ber of unions of skilled workmen was
67, with 209,240 members. The num
ber of unions of laborers in 1904 was
51. with a membership of 25.081, while
there were 60 unions of skilled work
men, with 200.06S members. The
number of unions of laborers in 1905
was 51. with 17,971 members, and the
number of unions of skilled workmen
was 54. with a membership of IS 7.208.
The number of unions of laborers in
1906 was 4S, with a membership of
16,494, while there were 53 unions of
skilled workmen, with 179,998 mem
bers. In 1907 the number of unions
of laborers was 24, with a membership
of 15,233, and the number of unions of
skilled workmen was 53, with a mem
bership of 177,957.
In commenting on this table, the
article says: "The decline of mem
bership in the building trade unions.
which has synchronised with years of
considerable depression in the indus
try, was proportionately greater In
the case of laborers than in the case
of skilled workmen, but even with
skilled workmen the falling off was
considerable, especially in 1905. Dur
ing the three years, 1905-1907, the Op
erative Bricklayers' society lost 5.000
members, and the two principal unions
of masons lost 10,000 members be
tween them. The Amalgamated So
ciety of Carpenters and Joiners
showed a net decline of 2,000 in total
membership, notwithstanding an ex
ceptionally large increase (6,000) in
the number of its members outside the
United Kingdom. The national paint
ers was the only important union in
this group of trades which increased
its membership during 1905-1907."
Mortuary Benefit Vote.
The International Typographical
union next February will take a spe
cial referendum vote on the proposi
tion of establishing a mortuary benefit.
In accordance .with a resolution adopt
ed at the recent convention of the in
ternational. As outlined at the conven
tion the plan provides for the follow
ing payments: "On the death of each
member in good standing a death bene
fit shrill be paid to the designated
beneUciary in amount' as follows: For
a membership of one year or less, $75;
for a continuous membership of more
than one year and not mora than five
years, $125; for a continuous member
ship of more than five years and not
more than ten years, $175; for a con
tinuous membership of more than ten
years and not more than fifteen years.
$275; for a continuous membership of
more than fifteen years. 400."
The plan provides for the payment
of death claims beginning in June,
1910. providing the proposition carries
when the referendum vote is taken.
The committee on mortuary benefits
had also considered the matter of a
flat benefit of $1,000. but decided
against that plan. Before taking the
referendum vote there will be a care
ful consideration of the proposition.
both at the various local unions
throughout the country and also by
means of discussions in the official
journal of the International.
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.amed Shoes are Uften Made
A Garment Workers Colony.
Wage earners everywhere, both men
and women, will be interested in the
plan of the Chicago Garment Manufac
turers association in considering a
plan to centralise the business. One
promised advantage will be the aboli
tion of the sweat shop. Instead there
will be homes, clubhouses, libraries
and gymnasiums for 2,500 employe.
The plan as outlined is to buy land out
side the crowded part of the city and
erect a breat group of buildings. The
estimated cost is $5,000,000. The con
cerns interested do an annual business
in Chicago of $40,000,000 or more. Their
plants are scattered, and it is thought
that by grouping them a large saving
in rent, insurance, building repairs and
other expenses would be effected. It
is proposed that the buildings devoted
to manufacturing be built of a rein
forced concrete and with liberal pro
vision for light and air. Washington
in Son-union Factories.
DO NOT BUY
no matter tchat its name un
less it bears a plain and read
able impression of this Union Stamp.
All Shoes tcithout the Union Stamp
are Altcays Non-Union
Do not accept ang excuse for the absence of the
BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS UNION
246 Sumner St., Boston, Mass:
6 John F. Tobin, Pres. Chas. L. Baine, Sec-Treas.
Municipal Homes for Workmen.
The municipality of Genoa, Italy, is
constructing two immense buildings,
each to contain 72 apartments, termed
"popular houses, for the purpose of
providing suitable living quarters for
the workmen of the city. As it is an
impossibility to expand the building
area of Genoa,' every available site be
ing already occupied, there has been
a constant increase of rentals on all
classes of property.
The apartments in the new struc
tures are to be from two to five rooms
each, and the purpose is to rent each
room at $14 a year. The present
plans contemplate the construction of
from 200 to 400 apartments, to con
tain approximately from 8,000 to 10-
Only laborers or salaried employes.
with families, whose annual earnings
do not exceed $500. or if without fam
ilies. $300, are to be admitted aa ten
Want to Be Paid $250 a Day.
A convention of the Massachusetts
Federation of State. City and Town
Employes, held in Lynn recently,
adopted- a resolution in favor of ' a
$2.50 wage and pay for all holidays.
Mr. Inside Man, you hare an electric fan.
How about your good wife? Has she an electric
fan? Is she still broiling herself and the steaks
over a red-hot coal range? Why not pause and
consider her comfort and convenience a little hit?
If not both electric fan and gas range
(Set 51 (Gas
LABOR NOTES AND NEWS
jPYour CtearTsTould Bear This Label..
It is insurance against sweat shop and
tenement goods, and against disease. ...
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Word comes from Pittsburg that the
first effort ever made in the United
States to stop a strike by enjoining
both the principals and the common
wealth failed recently. Judges Ford
and Brown of the common pleas court
sustained the demurrer of the Pressed
Steel Car Company to the petition for
'injunction made by the Public De
fense association of Pittsburg against
'the company, the striking employes
and the-sheriff of Allegheny county.
The decision of the court establishes
a precedent and caused general com
ment, as the opinion handed down is
.far leaching in effect Attorneys com
menting upon the action of the court
were universal in their opinion that
Judges Ford and Brown were en
tirely within legal right in their rul
Steam engineers and hoistermen
have organized in Joplin. Mo.
The Colored Waiters union in St.
.Paul, Minn., is gaining steadily.
There is a union of the hatmakers
at Le Mans, France, in which the of
fices of president, vice-president, sec
retary and treasurer are held by one
Rt unanimous vote of the recently
held convention in Newburgh, N. Y,
TTnion of Irion ShiD Builders and Boil
er Makers of America has determined
not to amalgamate with the Interna
tinnal Shin Building and Bouer
According to the statistics made
public by the United States depart
ment of commerce and labor, the
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
has had the greatest increase in mem
bership" of all labor organizations dur
ing the past three years, and during
the same period the International Typ
ographical union has secured the
greatest reduction in the hours of la
bor, the Machinists union has had the
greatest number of strikes ana has,
the statistics show, won a larger per
centage of contests than any other
Cleveland bricklayers have decided
to organize the stone masons and ce
ment block workers, and for that pur
pose Organizer Joseph Martino of the
international union, has arrived . in
that city and will remain indefinitely.
The union people of Brooklyn are
going to build a tuberculosis sani-
tarioum at Riverhead, I. I-, to cost
$1,000,000. Three years ago the
Brooklyn Central Labor union ac
quired a tract of 65 acres at River-
head, and the place has been gradual
ly improved and made ready for the
building of a great sanitarium for the
benefit of the laboring people. (
P. D. Daley, agent of Boston Car
riage and Cab Drivers union .126, re
ports that all firms employing its
members have signed the 1909 agree
ment. It contains no important
chances from that of last Tear-
It will make the kitchen comfortable; it wd
save hours and health, and make home happy.
Cheaper than coal and so clean, convenient and
comfortable. We sell the ranges (cash or pay
ments) and furnish the gas. You furnish the
match. And then the housewife is equipped
with labor-saving machinery. Once used, nererit
abandoned. Ask 5,000 Lincoln women who
cook with gas.
Lincoln Gas and
Electric Light Co.
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