The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, November 11, 1910, Image 13
I. . i. ssmtSi&wsaL lv. .:s urn t n-r'T Moore's 4 Stoves Always ' (Please tiui Lome .Hne aLalide cLraft 11 l w .1 i I .1 J USW "pa ry&u. snstall JMLooareAinlxgittlleaT Le use J lied: li'daJfe'6r2i aLouik I On lis BENWAY'S LINCOLN'S LEADING HOMEFURNISHERS one-third the expenses of the running railroads. The signing of a petition by a rail road worker to have freight rates rais ed doesn't mean anything -whatever. The man who would refuse to sign it with winter coming on would hit some large empty places about meal times in the east. The Saranac Glove company in New Hampshire has discharged a mra.oer 4 of men for forming a union. It is that kind of au "open shop" that every one of the Employers' association would like to establish. Most of its products are used by workingmen. A more general demand for the union Li bel would help. Prom Philadelphia last Tuesday it was announced that the arbitrators had reached an agreement on the interpre tation of "loyal men," which has caused friction between the Philadel phia Rapid Transit company and its union men. It is stated that the agree ment will satisfy both sides and end all talk of a strike. GENERAL MENTION. Purloined From Portland Labor Press to Save Time. Steam fitters in Pittsburg are strik ing against the "open shop." Prison convist labor is a blot on our civilization. It is barbarism itself. An extra session of the Pennsylva nia State Federation of Labor meets on November 1. Tinsmiths in New York have won out for a union shop, fewer hours and more pay. Sacramento has laid the corner stone of its Temple, and Tacoma is soon to lo so. A Boston judge has decided that the municipality is not obliged to have its printing. done in a union, shop. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire ' men has appropriated funds for the es tablishment of a course of scientific firing. The forces of organized labor in Los Angeles propose ' to fight the gag ordi nances through the court. The Pittsburg, Penn., trouble with the street car men originated with the discharge of barn men for joining the Convict labor contracted out to man ufacturers drives more women to sin than all the crimes of the convicts amounted v to. The strike of the expressmen in New York is another "proof of prosperity" politicians tell us industrial disturban ces are. The recent upheaval in the immi gration department at San Frrmeisco means that in campaign times the ad mission of 'Hindus was a little too "raw." The 1150 stage hands employed in 70 New York theatres want an increase in wages. They are all members of the Theatrical Protective Union of Stage Hands. After a strenuous and heated cam paign in Eureka, Oal., the president of the Trades Council has been elected police judge. He was on the Socialist ticket, which made all the trouble. Straw show, etc. at Meriden, Conn. The demands of the strikers are a 54-hour week, a slight increase in wages, recognition of the union and some voice in the matter of deciding the rates for piece work. A New York preacher out of a job has undertaken the trifling task of breaking up Socialism. The way the New York Call throws things at him from his past record would leave the bystander to infer that the gentleman is sbmewhat badly broken up himself. Hoftstot, the heartless steel trust millionaire, has been turned over to the courts of Pittsburg, charged with bri bery of the city "Council. He fought through the courts of New York to keep from coming back to the dear old town. One of the most striking results of the recent political victories of the Labor party in Australia ns the grow ing demand for a 'six -hour day. J.t is almost as shoe-king to the special priv ileged classes as the likewise , growing demand that a tax on land values pay LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS. Throttle Men on Sixty-One Northern Lines Threaten a Strike. A strike vote of the engineers on -sixty-one western lines, including the Illinois Central, is about to begin. This is the result of a failure on the part of a Brotherhood committee to make a satisfactory settlement with the companies on the matter of re-adjusting the wage schedules. In addi tion to asking a wage increase the en gineers demand the reform of some working conditions. As soon as it was seen that no set tlement could be reached Chief Stone and his committee withdrew from the conference. The strike vote will Lo gin at once and will be completed And canvassed by December 10. When the result is known it will be submitted to the railroad managers in the hope of averting the necessity of calling the strike. It is believed, however, that -Ic-termination of the membership 1o se cure some relief will be so emphatic ally shown by the vote that the railway managers will m'ake concessions, thi -i averting the strike, which would pa;j lyze the country TEMPLE DIRECTORS. Will Meet Monday Evening ana Tozo for a Group Photograph. The directors of the Labor Tesiple Association will convene promptly :A 8 o'clock next Monday evening and pose for a group photograph.. After that has been done the board will pro ceed to transact a lot of business that must be transacted immediately. Owing to -pre-election excitement there was no meeting of the bo.ird last Monday evening. It is imperative that a quorum be present next Monday, however, as affairs are in such phapo that something tangible must be done. Every director is urged to be present. AMERICAN FEDERATION. The American Federation of Labor will meet in annual convention in St. Louis next Monday. Frank M, Coffey will represent the Lincoln Central Labor Union. Deputy Labor Commis sioner Maupin will attend. The con vention will last ten days.