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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 13, 1909)
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relating to state contracts for work
and the delivery of goods, provides
that the workmen must be insured
against accident and industrial diseases.
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THE COWARDLY QUITTER.
Men of Courage Required to Win Bat
tles for Labor's Cause.
To successfully fight the battles of
labor requires courage of a high or
der. The wage earner without means
who goes on strike for more pay or to
resist reductions in wages, and does
it without flinching, is brave.
It is such as these who have made
unionism what is It today.
It Sometimes requires or has re
quired high moral courage to even be
identified with unionism in localities
where hostile commercial interests are
in control, and are unscrupulous
enough to manipulate the police, the
courts, and the law to serve their
ends regardless of the rights of citi
zens. Sometimes In strong union centers
feeling among union men may run high
upon a certain issue, and to hold views
opposite to the majority may be un
popular, but if a member is honest
in his conviction he is entitled to re
spect, providing he is not running con
trary to the law of his union.
It is the strong men with the cour
age of their convlcitions, who have re
fused to be scared by the employers,
or by commercial interests, or by their
fellow workers who have built up the
The quitter never won a strike, nor
established a right, nor a union, nor
caused a principle to be adopted.
The quitter seeks to avoid trouble
even by abject surrender.
He seeks to sugar coat the union pill
to tickle the palate of commercial in
terests regardless of the rights in
volved. In controversial matters, when his
associates divide sharply In opposing
groups, he seeks some middle or com
promise ground, in the vain hope that
he can please both sides, and conse
quently has the respect of neither.
He has the brains of a jelly fish and
the backbone of an angleworm.
He is deeply susceptible to flattery
and a pat on the back by employing
interests will cause his chest to swell
Like a steam engine without a gov
ernor he has no control over his own
speed and while a glimmer of reason
might tell him he has a conviction and
ought to fight for it, his legs will run
away with him faster than he can
If it is a strike he is liable to come
In the back door before the last of his
associates have gone out by the front.
In a controversy among his associ
ates he can perform the acrobatic
stunt of sitting on a fence and hang
ing over both sides at one and the
He Is not of the stuff of which mar
tyrs are made.
He has not a single heroic figure
In the history of the whole world.
Men of conviction, of purpose, of
resolution, determination, and tenacity
are the ones who make history.
The quitter is of very little use any
where and least of all in the trade
His vacillating views and sail trim
ming methods win for him the con
tempt of his associates.
'. Some one has said "The Almighty
hate3 a quitter." Shoe Workers'
CARPENTERS' CAMPAIGN CARD.
You Should Join the Carpenters' Union
1. In union there is strength.
2. It pays to be a union man.
3. It tends to raise wages.
4. It resists a reduction in wages;
organized labor seldom suffers a re
duction in wages.
5. It is the only way to gain shorter
6. It makes labor respected.
7. It gives men independence and
self-reliance. We are too often afraid
of our employers.
8. It develops brotherhood. We are
too often Jealous of one another.
9. It makes a shop a better place
to work in and the world a better
place to live in.
10. It helps the family. More money
means a better home, better clothes,
better food and more comforts.
11. It Btands for arbitration of dif
ferences with employers.
12. It pays sick, disability and death
13. You common sense approves it.
14. Your duty to yourself and family
The United Brotherhood of Carpen
ters and Joiners of America was found
ed in convention held in Chicago,
August 12, 1881, with 12 local unions
I and -2,042 members. Today it num
bers 1,917 local unions and more than
The objects of the organization are
to discourage piece-work; to encour
age an apprentice system and a higher
standard of skill; to cultivate feel
ings of friendship among the men of
the craft; to assist each other to se
cure employment; to reduce the hours
of dally toil; to secure adequate pay
for work done; to elevate the moral,
intellectual and social condition of its
members; to Improve the trade and
to furnish aid in cases of sickness, per
manent disability or death. .
Apprentices over 17 years of age and
under 21 and candidates over 50 years
of age can only be admitted as semi
beneficial members entitled to . bene
fits of that class, viz; $50 in case of
A candidate to be admitted to bene
ficial membership must not be less
than 21 and not over 50 years of age,
and must be a journeyman carpenter
or joiner, stair-builder, ship joiner,
mill wright, planing mill bench hand,
cabinet maker, car-builder or be en
gaged in running wood-working ma
chinery. He must be of good moral
character and competent to command
It pays a wife funeral benefit from
25 to $50; members' funeral benefit
from $100 to $200 and disability bene
fit from $100 to $400. In these bene
fits $495,432.36 have been expended
during the past two years, and $1,934,
396.66 since the year 1883 when these
benefits were first inaugurated. In
the past quarter of a century $2,000,
000 was spent by the local unions for
sick benefits and the sum of $747,073.
19 was expended by the general office
for strike and lock-out purposes. This
Is fully $4,681,469.85 expended for ben
evolent and charitable purposes.
It has raised the wages in hundreds
of cities, and placed fully $11,000,000
more wages annually in the pockets of
the carpenters in those cities than
they would have received if they did
not belong to the organization at all.
At the same time it raised the wages
of the non-union men. It also reduced
the hours of labor to eight a day in
689 cities and nine hours a day in 804
cities, not to speak of many cities
that have established the Saturday
half-holiday. By these means 30,000
more men have gained employment.
This is the result of thorough organiza
tion. All carpenters are eligible to
membership and this card is an invita
tion to you as an intelligent and up-to-date
mechanic to join the Carpenters'
Union of this city without further de
lay. It Is to your interest to hold mem
bership in such a growing and power
THE UNION SCAB
STRIKE'S WORST FEATURE
. The following by Oscar Ameringer,
for many years a prominent labor
leader of Columbus, O., while couched
in highly expressive language, is to
the point and bears the truth in every
Mr. Ameringer depicts a phase of
organized labor's struggle for a fair
deal that is distressing to every
staunch and far-sighted union man
that comes in contact with such a
There are three kinds of scabs the
profesional, the amateur and union
The professional scab Is usually a
high-paid, high-skilled worker in the
employ of strike-breaking and detec
tive agencies. His position is that of
a special officer "in the regular non
The amateur scab brigade is com
posed of riff-raff, slum dwellers, rubes,
imbeciles, college students and other
Professional scabs are few and efficient.-
Amateur scabs are- plentiful
and deficient, and union scabs both
numerous and capable. - : .
The professional scab knows what
he is d'oing, does it well and "for. the
sake of the long green only,:
The amateur scab, .posing as a free
born American citizen, who scorns to
be fettered by union rules' and regula
tions, gets much glory (?), little pay
and when the strike is over, an honor
able discharge. " "
The union scab receives less pay
than the professional scab, works bet
ter than the amateur scab and don't
know that he is a scab.
He will take a pattern from a scab
patternmaker, cast it in a union mold,
hand the casting to as mean a scab
as ever walked in shoe leather, and
then proudly produce a paid-up union
card in testimony of his unionism.
Way down in bis heart he seems to
have a lurking suspicion that there is
something not altogether right in his
actions, and It is characteristic of the
union man who co-operates with scabs
that he Is ever ready to flash a union
card in the face of innocent bystand
ers. He don't know that a rose under
any other name is just as fragrant;
he don't know that calling a cat a
canary won't make the feline sing;
and he don't know that helping to run
a shop while other workers bend all
their energies in the opposite direc
tion is scabbing. He relies on the
name and seeks refuge behind a little
When a strike is declared it be
comes the chief duty of the organiza
tion to effect a complete shutdown of
the plant. For that purpose warnings
are mailed, or wired, to other places,
to prevent workingmen from moving
to the afflicted city.
Pickets are stationed around the
plant or factory, or harbor, to stop
workers from taking the places of the
strikers. Amateur scabs are coaxed,
persuaded or bullied away from the
seat of the strike. Persuasion hav
ing no effect on the professional
strike-breaker, he is sometimes treat
ed with a brickbat shower. Shut
down that plant; shut it down com
pletely, is the watchword of the
striker. - -
Now while all these things v s go
ing on and men are stopped in ones
and twos, a steady stream of dinner
pail parades pours through the fac
tory gates. Why are they not molest
ed? Oh, they're union men, belonging
to a different craft than the one on
strike. . Instead of brickbats and "in
sults, it's "Hello, John; hello, Jim;
howdy, Jack," and other expressions
of good fellowship.
You see, this Is a carriage factory,
and It is only the Amalgamated Asso
ciation of Brimstone and Emery Pol
ishers that are striking. The Brother
hood of Oil Rag Wipers, the Fraternal
Society of White Lead Daubers, the
Undivided Sons of Varnisli Spreaders,
the Benevolent Compilation of Wood
Work Gluers, the Iron ' Benders' Sick
and Death Benefit Union, the Oakdale
Lodge of Coal Shovelers, the Martha
Washington Lodge of Ash Wheelers,
the Amalgamated Brotherhood of Oil
ers, the Engineers' Protective Lodge,
the Stationary Firemen, the F. O. O.
L., the A. S. S. E. S. societies have
nothing to do with the Amalgamated
Association of Brimstone and Emery
At the next regular meeting of those
societies, ringing resolutions endors
ing the strike of the Amalgamated As
sociation of Bhimstone and Emery
Polishers will be passed. Moral sup
port is pledged and five dollars worth
of tickets given by the Ladies' Volun
teer and the Auxiliary Corps for the
benefit of the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Brimstone and Emery Polish
ers. The whole thing is like beating a
man's brains out and then handing
him a toothache tablet.
During a very bitterly fought mould
ere' strike in a northern city the
writer noticed one of the prettiest il
lustrations of the workings of plain
scabbing and union scabbing.
A dense mass of strikers and sym
pathizers had assembled In front of
the factory waiting the exit of the
strikebreakers. On they came, scabs
and unionists in one dark mass.
Stones, rotten eggs and other missiles
began to fly, when one of the strike
breakers leaped on a store box and
shouted frantically, "stop it, stop it;
you are hitting more unionists than
scabs; you can't tell the difference."
That's it. Whenever scabs and
union men work harmoniously in the
strike-breaking industry all hell can't
tell the difference. '
To the murky conception of a union
scab, scabbing is only wrong when
practiced by a non-union man. To
him the union card is a kind of a
scab permit that guarantees him im
munity from insults,' brickbats and
After having .Instructed a green
bunch in the art of brimstone and
emery polishing all day, he meets a
stiiking brother 'in the evening and
forthwith demonstrates his unionism
by setting up drinks for the latter.
Union scabbing is begotten by ig
norance, born in imbecility and nour
ished by infamy.
My dear brother, I . am . sorry to be
under contract to hang you, but I
knew It will please you to hear that
the scaffold was built by unipn car
Onions, nice and dry, per peck. . .19c
Beans and Rice "
Guaranteed No. 1 hand picked
Michigan Beans, per lb., '5c; 21
lbs. for $1.00
Jap Rice, crop 1909, 4 lbs. for 25c,
or 17 lbs. for. $1.00
Seedless Raisins, 4 lbs for 25c
New Large Prunes, 3 lbs. for 25c
New English Walnuts, soft shell,
large size, per lb - 2Cc
New Bulk Olives, per quart.... 35c
New Pure Buckwheat, the genu
ine article from Penn Yan, New
York, per lb 5c
Sauer Kraut, per gallon... 25c
Dill Pickles, per dozen 15c
Sour Pickles, per gallon ...30c
Bulk Sorghum, per gallon 55c
Pop Corn, warranted to pop, 6 lbs.
Canned Goods Special
Oysters, 2 cans for . 15c
Sugar Corn, 2 cans for 15c
Table Apricots, 2 cans for 25c
Early June Peas, 3 cans for 25c
Pumpkin, the best, 3 cans for 25c
Hubbard Squash, per can 10c
Strawberries, Red Cherries, Goose- ,
berries, per can 10c
Telephone orders received late Sat
urday will be delivered Monday at
Saturday's prices. Positively no or
ders delivered for less than one dollar.
Specials for Saturday
240 N. Tenth
Phones: Auto 4949; Bell 2899
penters, the rope bears the label and
here is my card.
This is union scabbery.
Union men will remember that
there are only three union tailor shops
In Lincoln. They are the Scotch
Woolen Mills, Ludwig and Mayer Bros
A schoolgirl with large feet was
sitting with them stretched far out
into the aisle, and was busy chewing
gum when the teacher espied her.
"Mary!" called the teacher, sharply,
"Yes, ma'm?" questioned the pupil.
"Take that gum out of your mouth
and put your feet in."
Let Ted Dye
or clean, repair and press your clothes
235 N. 11th Street . V. MARRINER
Bell FI609 - Auto 4876 - EXpERT -
Special Equipment for ....
Ladies' wear Gleaner - Presser - Hatter
Waste is the root of pauperism economy
is the road to wealth.
Xyuh;J?T. 5 Basket Store
EVERY SHOE "UNION MADE" HERE
THE FARMERS MEAT CO.
226 No. 10th, if you wish to save from 10
to 15 per cent. The working's men's friend
Knows how to dress you up and has
the finest line of fall and winter goods
in the city. : : : : :: : :
Pressing a Specialty Your Business Solicited
TOO LATE FOR PUBLICATION. .
A couple of items of interest to local
musicians were received too late for
publication last week from W. R. Fet
terman. It would do no good to pub
lish them this week, as they were an
nouncements for last Sunday. Come
again, Bro. Fetterman, and "come
Barbers have increased the per
capita tax five cents s. month, to be
added to the defense fund.
Hamilton, Can., Trades and Labor
Council have decided to build a labor
$3.50 & $4
All New--"F0R MEN"- Ail Net
12th &P Sts.
J. W.Wolfe, Prop.
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