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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 28, 1910)
Missouri Pacific System Embriled in
J&ig Touble Now.
The Machinists on . the Missouri Pa
cific system went out on strike the first
of last week, and have been making it
warm for the management ever since.
At first the managers were quite sure
they would never again do business
with the machinists' union but they
have since changed their minds about
it. Boilermakers and blacksmiths on
the system walked out with the ma
chinists, and as a result in all the Mis
souri Pacific shops work was suspended.
Several car loads of strikebreakers
were secured from "Chicago, but they
couldn't turn the trick. The first of
the present week the managers of the
sy.temi concluded to seek ia conference.
At the time of going to press a. settle
ment seems n easy each, about the
only point unsettled being one concern
ing foremen who went out with the
Brief Bits of Labor News Picked From
Wages in Brazil and Chile averages
80 cents a day.
Spokane printing trades are in a
new allied trades council.
The Canadian Pacific railway em
ploys hands to the number of 76,000.
$ Ninety per cent of the strikes of
"the Carpenters were successful last
Every man engaged in hauling coal
in Boston belongs to the union.
Europe is far ahead of the United
States in providing pensions for civil
iChicago, 111., Typographical union
has voted $500 for the striking coal
miners of Illinois.
It is said that the Chinese make 75
to 80 per cent of the blue flannel shirts
in San Francisco.
Among the trades unionists about
20 per cent are unemployed, even dur
ing prosperous years.
The pay roll of Krupps in May last
numbered 68,905 men, an increase of
about 5000 in two years.
Owning their own railroads, several
Australian states propose to establish
ft miner lines to Europe.
Government owned and operated
telephone lines are being reconstructed
and extended in British Columbia.
Th San Francisco .Labor Council ia
organizing a union label league for
the purpose of increasing the demand
for the union label.
By order of the prime minister of
Australia, all public exhibits of trophies
and instruments of war are packed
away out of sight.
Columbus O., street car men are
' ' whoopin ' her up ' ' for the Socialists
because of the union of the two old
parties there against labor.
.. With automobiles geared to hit the
road, at 140 miles an hour, and doing
it for a few miles, the sixty mile auto
crank begins to feel like a has been
The National Sailors and Firemen 's
Union of New England complains that
the ship owners refuse to agree to the
establishment of a conciliation board.
Brand Whitlock, mayor of Toledo,
Ohio, hns ordered' the instant dismissal
of any policeman interfering with any
public meeting of any kind.
A recent election in Germany to fill
a vacated seat in 'the reichstag was
won by a Socialist, who was elected
on the issue of the divine right of
From 1885 to 1907 Germany paid
in old age pensions and sick and ac
cident benefits three hundred and sixty
million dollars. In pensions to work
ing people Germany leads the world.
New York City has just completed
a million dollar armory, but it has 3,000
children unable, to go to school for
want of buildings called school houses.
New York is civilized, too.
The fighters of unions in New York
have fled to Connecticut and hope
there to rally round the flag of lower
wages, slave labor and child killing.
The courts are helping them in the
Printers in Calcutta, India, recently
went on strike in the government of
fices and paralyzed the departments,
after which a few old mossbacks and
digintaries had to grant the demands
and remedy abuses of long standing.
A CLOSE CALL.
President Coffey of the State Federa
tion Very 111.
Presidest Frank Coffee of the Ne
braska State Federation of Labor is
able to be up and about after an ill
ness that came very near to sending
him on the long trip. Many years
ago Mr. Coffey suffered an injury to
one of his legs and a couple of weeks
ago he was compelled to go to a local
hospital and undergo an operation.
The operation itself was a slight one
and wholly successful, but while in the
hospital he caught cold and resulting
complications came near proving fatal.
However his splendid vitality stood
him in good stead and he pulled
through. He is now able to be around
again but he shows very plainly the
effects of his severe illness.
Mr. Coffey hopes to be able to at
tend the American Federation of La
bor convention at St. Louis ' next
month and discharge his duties as a
delegate representing the Lincoln Cen
tral Labor Union.
Success n Sight If Unions Will Now
Will the local unions of Lincoln and
Havelock come across to the extent
of $3,000 within the next three or four
montlis for the purpose of lifting the
debt on the Labor Temple f
That is the question right now.
If they will the directors see a clear
way to putting the Labor- Temple in
the clear and forever clinching its
ownership by the unionists of the city
But the unions must do their duty, and
do it immediately.
The directors met last Monday night
and received a most encouraging re
port from the hustlng committee. A
committee was appointed to visit every
local union and ask for subscriptions to
to the stock, not from individuals, al
though individual subscriptions are de
sired, but from the unions as bodies.
This committee will get busy at once
and local unoins are urgently requested
to give it a hearing. The committee
will submit to each union ' ia detailed
statement of receipts and expenses,
showing just where the Temple Asso
ciation and stands and just what it has
to offer to investors.
Head of Local Unions Perfecting Or
ganization for Good Work.
The presidents of the various unions
of Lincoln are perfecting an organ
zation to be known as the President's
Council the object being to get into
closer touch and be better able to in
telligently handle the numerous ques
tions that are constanty arising. The
council will follow the lines laid down
by similar councils in other cities, and
which have proved of good service to
tre .cause. Several preliminary meet
ings have already been held iand it is
hoped that the council will be in active
operation in the very near future.
Turn Down the Salary Garb and the
Flat Rate System.
Lincoln Typographical Union No. 209
would have none of the proposed
amendments to the general laws sub
mitted to the referendum. The salary
garb proposition met with special dis
favor. Seventy-three votes were cast
on the salary propositon, sixty of them
The proposed flat rate of imposing
dues was defeated by a vote of 54 to
20, and the amendment relieving the
home trustee from attending more than
one meeting a year was defeated by a
vote of 46 to 27.
Due note should be taken of the fact
that the program of both the Orpheum
and the Lyric are minus the label.
Manager Gorman of the Lyric promised
early last spring that he would see to
it that a label clause was inserted in
the program contract for this season.
His memory, however, seems to to have
sprung a leak.
The Claflin printery at University
Place is now busy getting out five or
six of the biennial reports of the va
rious state deparments.
,. This means plenty of work in a shop
that is absolutely fair.
Billy Bustard is now operating a
"Merg" on the St. Joseph Daily News
Pressi THE MUSICIANS.
The Musicians' Protective Union
will meet at the Labor Temple Sunday
morning, November 6 at 11 o'clock.
There is a vast amount of business of
the utmost importance to be trans
acted, and every member who possibly
can should make it a point to attend.
The winter season is practically on in
full force, and there are some things
about it that demand action. Let
every member be present when the
WHAT IS " NOKEG?"
Sam DeNedry in his Washington
Trades Unionist tells us of a meeting
in Washington at which "an apprecia
tive audience listened to praise of the
little nokeg." What is a "nokeg?"
Is it possible that Sam is a prohibi
tionist and taking up the cause of
those of that peculiar faith? We in
quire to know.
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