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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 11, 1910)
Entered as second-class matter April 21,' 1904, at
the postoffice at Lincoln, Neb., under the Act of
Contrreas of March 3rd, 1879.
largest Me f ting in Recent Months
Held Last Sunday Morning
Because of some political doings,
;iiul because of general notices issued,
the meeting of the Musicians' Union
at the Labor Temple last Sunday morn
ing was the largest in recent months.
Practically every seat in the hall was
occupied, and practically every res
ident member of the organization, with
the exception of the lady members, was
The .meeting brought ' out one of
those incidents common to trades un
ionism, but too often overlooked by
the general public. One of the mem
bers has been experiencing great trou
ble recently, through sickness in his
family entailing .heavy expense and
preventing him from working steadily.
He frankly stated his case to his lo
cal 's officials, who took it up.
At the meeting Sunday morning the
local quietly, and without a fuss, went
to the brother's assistance. The as
nistan.ee offered 'was not perfunctory,
either. It consisted of taking care of
accumulated debts for physicians and
medical expenses for a few weeks to
orao until the brother could get on
By unanimous vote of the local the
subscription to ,The Wageworker was
ordered renewed. The most pleasant
feature of this part of the business
was the kindly way the members spoke
of the paper.
Nothing in the way of partisan poli
tics was discussed, but the executive
.board asked for instructions regarding
the circulation of a lodger setting
forth the facts concerning a candidate
for state senator. It was decided not
to issue the dodger but to confine the
efforts of the membership to work at
the polls in the interests of candidates
of known to be friendly to trades
Due notice should be taken of the
fact that the December meeting will
be the occasion for" the election of
officers for the ensuing year.
Strange as it may appear, the fact
that the campaign just closed was one
of the warmest in recent years", it
did not benefit the musicians to any
considerable extent. The Hitchcock
meeting last Saturday night was about
the only jKilitical meeting that had the
services of vi band. The Journal's
election bulletin party Tuesday night
also requisitioned a dozen bandsmen
under Director Thornbirg.
O SHUCKS, SADIE!
Bloated Land Holder Now, Kennedy
Hollers About Taxes.
Of course! After , damning the rich
for years because of their greed and
their ability to dodge taxes, Frank
Kennedy is now on the other side.
Since he got hold of a patch of dirt
up in South Dakota he has been grow
ing away from common people who
were merely renters, and now he is
hollering his head off about heavy
taxes. ' '
Wouldn't that jar you? Here we
went and give Kennedy that land to
start with that is our Uncle Sam did,
and we are heirs to Uncle Sam's prop
erty .and now -he comes back . at us
aiTd says we are piling the taxes up on
Also a vaunt!
Which exhausts our French, or we'd
say a lot more. J list. like all the rest
of 'em. No sooner does he get away
from the bunch than he puts on. kid
gloves, dons patent leather shoes and
begins hollering about his taxes and
the shiftlessness of the poor.
Darn these new-made . plutocrats,
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Took a Little Hand in Senatorial and
The only thing outside of routine
business nit last Sunday's meeting of
Lincoln Typographical Union was the
adoption of resolutions endorsing the
candidacy of Gilbert M. Hitchcock for
United States senator, and the candi
dacy of John A. Maguire for congress
man from the First district. The reso
lutions follow :
"Since an attempt has been made
through a campaign circular mailed
from Lincoln to create the impression
that organized labor in Nebraska fa
vors the re-election of E. J. Burkett
as United States senator, which infor
mation is wholly false and mislead
ing, the members of Typographical Vn-:
ion No. 209 of Lincoln desire to ex
press themselves publicly regarding the
contents of said circular as follows: "
"We repudiate any pretended" in
dorsement of Mr. Burkett as coming
from accredited representatives of
union Lvbor, and on the contrary de
clare that in our judgment he is un
worthy to receive the support of wage
workers. As a body affiliated with
the Nebraska ' state federation of la
bor we emphatically declare that any
indorsement purporting to come from
that source in behalf of Mr. Burkett
is without authority and is not sanc
tioned by the various branches of la
bor composing such federation.
"We condemn Senator Burkett for
turning a deaf ear to the protests of
organized labor when he forced . the
Yippointaient of Ross Hammond, an em
ploying publisher hostile to our inter
ests, as internal revenue' collector for
Nebraska at a time when tne members
of the Typographical Union who had
been employed by Hammond were de
manding in vain the recognition of
their organization, a fair wage scale
and reasonable conditions Of employ
"We recognize in Gilbert M. Hitch
cock, the opponent of Senator 'Burkett,
a man who has always been friendly
to organized Jabor, not only by employ
ing union men and paying the union
wages in his business, but by the work
he has done in congress in our behalf.
We heartily endorse Mr. Hitchcock's
candidacy for the senate and call upon
all members and friends of organized
labor to vote for hLni and against E.
" We, as citizens of Lincoln and ad
mirers of Congressman John A. Ma
guire, desire to express oar entire Con
fidence in his unimpeachable integrity
and in his ability to efficiently repre
sent the First district in congress. AVe
believe that his splendid record en
titles him to re-election, and -we wbh
to commend him with our heartiest ap
proval as a representative who has, at
all times, stood for the interests of the
people. His two years in congress has
given 'him an influence 'and standing in
that body which makes him a valuable
man for this state, and his friendship
toward organized labor - should com
mand the loyal support of every wage
worker i Why not avail ourselves of
this tried and true representative in
congress . by re-electing him' for a sec
ond term His record "will bear the
most careful investigation and should
be considered before, casting your vote
at the coming election. "
' Silas .It. Barton, republican for aud
itor, was also endorsed by ringing res
olutions. . . '
Railrod Men Can Help, But Will It
..... Help Them Much?
The organization among railroad em
ployes, furthered by the managers, can
do a -whole lot for the companies.
But 'will it help the men a great deal?
That is a question that should be stud
ied. The new organization is expected
to get into politics, and throw the
hooks into all candidates who are not
in favor of dropping all further) at
tempts at regulation of railroads. The
employes can do this, and they can go
a long ways toward stopping the agi
tation in favor of more thorough reg
ulation. This, of course, will enable
the ' railroads to increase rates and
therefore increase" profits. But when
did the railroad managers ever offer a
fair dhrision of the profits with the em
ployes? The employes can help the managers
get miore dividends, and after they
have done this they will have to. make
the usual fight to get a little bit of the
increased profits. Wil lit pay better to
stand by the railroads 'and get a tiny
bit, or stand toy the great general pub
lic and share in the great 'benefits to
be derived from making the railroads
Pretty big question, and thoughtful
rairoad empoyes ought to devote more
time to its consileration.
The Iowa Central strike, which be
gan Saturday at noon, when 160 union
carpenters and painters walked out be
cause two negro laborers had been
employed in the shops, was ' declared
off yesterday when the men returned
to work. The negroes have been taken
from the shops and will be employed
elsewhere. . .
Henry George, Jr., has been elected
to congress from New York, City.
That's glorious news, for it means
another congressman who is four
square with the workers, 'all right on
the question of organization, and in
hearty sympathy with every ref own
that trades unionists are working for.
We ought to have four score men like
Henry George, Jr., in congress..
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