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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 14, 1910)
Named Shoes are Often Made
in Non-Union Factories.
Do Not Buy Any Shoe
no matter what the name unless
it bears a plain and readable
"S" impression of this Union Stamp.
All Shoes Without the Union Stamp are Non-Union
Do not accept any excuse for absence of the UNION STAMP
Boot and Shoe Workers Union
246 Sumner St., Boston, Mass.
JOHN F. TOBIN, Pres. CHAS. L. BAINE, Sec.-Treas.
Once Tried Always Used
Little Hatchet Flour
Made from Select Nebraska Hard Wheat
WILBER AND DeWITT MILLS
RYE FLOUR A SPECIALTY
145 So. 9th St., LINCOLN, NEB.
Bell Phone 200; Auto. 1459
.dims amid Board
The above signs, neatly printed
on heavy cardboard, for sale at
1705 "0" STREET
LABOR TEMPLE DIRECTORS. '
Still Discussing Flans to Lift Indebt
edness From Temple.
Owing to the illness of Secretary
Ihringer and the absence of several
other members, there was no meeting
of the directors of the Labor Temple
Association Monday night. The direc
tors who were pfesent discussed ways
and means to take care of the indebted
ness on the property, but no definite
conclusion was reached. The proposi
tion now under way Is meeting with
considerable opposition among union
men, none of whom, however, has come
forward with a better plan or any
plan at all. Sitting In the quiet of
one 's own room it . is very easy to
raise $15,000, but it is different when
one starts out to get the money. The
directors have been sweating blood
Jfor more than a year to take care of
the financial end of the proposition, and
about all they Tiave got out of it so
far is the refusal of union men to
take stock 'and curses for alleged at
tempts to let outsiders get control of
It is a little discouraging to the
men who have given their time without
remuneration, and at considerable ex
pense to themselves, to be charged,
even by inference, with a desire to let
the property slip away from the union
ists of the city.
Pending definite action on the propo
sition recently submitted the directors
will make an effort to interest more
union men in the proposition. If 5,000
shares of stock can be placed in the
next ninety days among union men it
will not be necessary to refund the
mortgages or ask the business men
for stock subscriptions. That part of
the matter, however, is up to the union
men of the city. 1" five hundred of
them will subscribe $10 each the future
The work of installing the oil burn
ing heating plant will begin in a few
days and will be in shape before cold
weather sets in. The matter of fixing
up the library and reading room is
under way, and it is hoped to have this
department equipped and open by
printing trades absolutely refuse to al
low the use of the label. The object,
is to destroy the label as an asset
preliminary to absolutely destroying
the printing trades union in time.
The campaign is being managed by
a wise head who has "buffaloed" a
lot of employing printers into acting
with him all to his own advantage
and to their disadvantage, as will ap
pear in time.
In the meanwhile the Pressmen and
Assistants ' Union is ; the only branch
of the allied printing, trades that is
making any campaign for the label.
Individual members of the Typographi
cal Union are working hard, but it is
being left to the Pressmen to make
the concerted fight. And they are
doing good work, too.
Popular Furniture Establishment Se
cures Enlarged Quarters.
;A deal, was completed this week
whereby the A. D. Benway Company
secures a much needed addition to its
space. It will soon remodel and occupy
the second and third floors of the build
ing adjoining their present quarters
on the east. This will add practically
one-third more to their floor, space and
take care of their rapidly increasing
. Several thousand dollars will be ex
pended in preparing the new quarters
for occupancy, and when completed
will give this popular firm one of the
largest and 'handsomest stores in the
Concerted Move to Drive it Out of the
City of Lincoln.
Members of the Allied Printing
Trades should awaken to the fact that
the employing printers association is
making a concerted and determined
campaign to drive the allied printing
trades label out of Lincoln. Several
shops that have signed up with the
PENSIONERS OF PEACE.
Illinois Has Set the ' Pace in Matter '
of. Industrial Insurance.
The Cherry mine disaster registers
an epoch-making policy in three re- K
spects : First, Illinois is the first Amer
ican state to set the precedent of
appropriating funds to pension "the
pensioners of peace," as William Hard
terms those who are dependent . by
reason of service in the army of industry.
Second, the St. Paul Coal Company,
with no legal liability for the Cherry
disaster beyond its available resources
adopted a scale of the British com
pensation act as the basis of its own
claimants without litigation for three ;
times the annual wage of the bread-.
winner, - in amounts ranging from !
$1,600 to $1,800.
Third, the tragedy at Cherry fur-v
nished irresistable arguments to the
legislature, authorizing the appoint- .
ment by the governor of the "employ
ers ' liability commission of the state
of Illinois," to "investigate the prob
lem of industrial accidents," and
draft a measure for ' ' the most equit
able and effectual method of providing
for compensation for losses suffered
thereby." This commission has sub
mitted a tentative plan of working
man 's compensation bill for the con-
throughout the state, which among
other features provides a scale 1pt
compensation like that of the British
Out of its culpability for one of the
most serious and preventable industrial
disasters that has ever darkened the
history of the state of Illinois has
risen to set the highest mark of gen
erosity and justice which any state
has shown toward its ," pensioners of
peace." Prof. Graham Taylor -in The
THE OKLAHOMA WAY.
Union Men Down There Make Their
Presence Felt Always.
Packed in their boxes 50,000 spell
ing books are awaiting reshipment to
the publishing firm In St. Louis that
unwisely neglected to have their work
done by a union bindery and tried to
pass school books without the union
label onto the state of Oklahoma.
It was the State Federation of La
bor which drew attention to the state
law, which provides that all text books
shall bear the union label, and as the
political power in Oklahoma is largely
in the hands of union men the law
will, in all probability, be enforced.
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