WILLIAM GREEN DEFIES YELLOW DOG INJUCTION

WILLIAM GREEN DEFIES YELLOW DOG INJUNCTION President of A. F. of L. Says Ruling is Flagrant Violation of Rights of Free Speech PHILADELPHIA, Pa.óWilliam Green, president of the American Federation...

...Referring to <the Gypsum corporation...
...Phillips pointed out that one of the important immediate considerations confronting organized ' labor was the .shortening of hours so that unemployment might in some measure be thereby relieved...
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...John A. Phillips, president of the State Federation of Labor, also addressed the meeting and told of the efforts of organized labor in Pennsylvania to clean up politics and restore constitutional government in the state...
...Green branded the federal injunction which prohibits anyone from mentioning that the, .Gypsum corporation enforces a "yellow dog" contract as a flagrant violation of the fundamental rights of free speech...
...Green declared that he was knowingly going to violate the Iowa federal injunction by telling the world publicly that the Gypsum corporation was unfair to organized labor, that it has had serious trouble with its workers, and that it now has installed a "yellow dog" contract to prevent the formation of any unions among its employees...
...Senator Royal S. Cope land of New York, spoke In favor of legislation aimed at curbing the power of the courts to issue anti-labor Injunctions...
...WILLIAM GREEN DEFIES YELLOW DOG INJUNCTION President of A. F. of L. Says Ruling is Flagrant Violation of Rights of Free Speech PHILADELPHIA, Pa.óWilliam Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, defied a federal coyrt injunction issued by an Iowa judge by publicly mentioning that the" Gypsum corporation enforces among its employees a "yellowv dog" contract by which employees pledge themselves ^not to join or have dealings with any* labor union...
...Senator Copeland said that if labor in America would get solidly behind the movement against the use of Injunctions in labor disputes, it could have anything It wanted, and he stated that it was also Ills belief that hours of labor should be reduced | until there were sufficient Jobs to ro around for all willing and able workers...
...Green characterized the Senate fight on the confirmation of Judge Parker to the Supreme court as a mere skirmish, and using as an illustration the Senate's response to the demands of labor against Parker, stated that labor could have the Senate pass anti-injunction legislation if pressure were brought to bear upon the members of that body...
...Speaking before 6.000 Philadelphia working men recently at the Philadelphia National league baseball park...
...Green pointed out that the use of the court injunction against the rights of working men in England was outlawed by the English equity courts...
...In his address, Mk Green told his audience that the workingmen of America must make as determined and effective a fight as the workers in Great Britain have made to preserve their right to organize and thereby effectively exercise the principle of collective bargaining with their employers...
...Another speaker...

Vol. 1 • September 1930 • No. 43


 
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