NECKWEAR MAKER'S UNION TO AFFILIATE WITH ACWA

Neckwear Makers' Union To Affiliate With ACWA Conditions for Amalgamation to Be Drawn Up; Members Enthusiastic Indications that the United Neckwear Workers' Union will Join the...

...Froin,now on," the Associated Press quotes Ryan as saying, "this is a waterfront strike, not merely a longshoremen's disnute...
...I <cal 913 of Brooklyn won the majority of its demands, getting $22 a week and a five-day week, with the understanding that the Kale will be ---MM---1 ¦ ---------f Borough President Levy Flout Labor Provisions Charging that Borough President Samuel Levy has violated NRA labor provisions in a building he owns by discharging an elevator starter because of union membership, the Building Service Employees' International Union, Local 32B, has brought the Tammany politician up before the Regional Labor Board...
...There are many ways tn which members can cooperate to mutual advantage...
...Miss Perkins is watchfully waiting, having put the matter up tp the steel barons, who however are not in a receptive mood...
...Local Four and newly elected seventh vice-president of the International Union, has sent a letter of thanks to the Socialist Party for Its cooperation in the strike against the Oceana Theatre...
...These conditions are being fought for by the strikers of Local 900, which has jurisdiction of the section above 60th Street to the Harlem River...
...The ILGWU will lead us In the coming strike...
...Get ready to demand union wsges, shorter hours, and the right to the job," the leaflet given out in the market reads...
...Twentyseven thousand workers along the waterfront are united in a fight against exploitation...
...B. Saltzman of Local Four also attended...
...To enforce the code signed larch 16, 1984, which gives the girls In our Industry the same wages as the menó not less than 96 cents per hour for buttonmakers and $1.15 for cutters...
...Don't let them bulldoze you I Don't fall for their promises of steady work I Don't be i scab...
...The Joint Board of the union Is demanding a wage scale of $25 a week plua SO per cent of the intake over $87...
...A previous strike call, issued by the unions last March, w«- retracted when the National Labor Board interceded in a dispute between the | unions and the company...
...Although relations between the unions have always been close, we believe that the interests of the workers will be better served by amalgamation of neckwear makers with the great body of men's apparel workers...
...Following an Intensive fight waged against Sherman by the Progressive Group Committee, composed of active unionists, and by other members, action was Anally taken at th's week's regular membership meeting...
...The members of the neckwear makers' union are enthusiastic about the prospect, as affiliation would be a great thing for both organizations," Fuchs declares...
...Local 4 of Brownsville recently wcr...
...They also ask for * 48-hour week, which they are ¦apposed to receive according to the NRA code, and for four legal holidays a year...
...A joint committee of neckwear cutters and makers, accompanied by Jacob Panken, attorney for the union, will negotiate with President Hillman of the Amalgamated on the method of affiliation...
...The drive against unionism was launched at a conference called by the Eastern District National Knitted Outerwear Association,*' which is supposed to steer clear of "labor problems...
...The workers demand the ^ight of collective bargaining on the basis of majority representation...
...Committee to Push Organization Work A notable victory for progressive forces in the Motion Picture Operators' Union wai achieved Wednesday when Local 806, at a membership meeting, voted to aboliah the post of chief organiser and his salary of $18,200 a year...
...The three separate manufacturers' associations in the metropolitan district decided to join in a drive for company unionism to offset the increased activities both in New York and among out-of-town shops of the combined union forces in the knit goods field...
...And above all, let us protest against the cut-throat competition that exists at our expense...
...However, he was succeeded by Sherman, who had been acting as labor contact man for big companies...
...Barbers Waging Successful Fight for Decent Conditions A series of strikes throughout the metropolitan area for union recognition and the union scale of wages is being waged by the International Journeymen Barbers' Union in New York City...
...The vote of the membership came as the result of the revolt against the "dictatorship" of President and Chief Organizer Harry Sherman, who succeeded the notorious Kaplan and who, according to union members, followed many of the practices of the deposed "ciar...
...Local 1 (from 23rd Street to 59th Street) intends to call a strike within a week or two...
...At that time the company had discriminated against union employees...
...Coast Dock Strikers Reject Peace Terms...
...its strike 100 per cent, as did Local 560 of the Bronx, and Local 12 in Long Island City...
...Fuchs held a preliminary conference with Hillman in Washington and then brought the question up before a joint meeting of the executive Milwaukee Trolley and Bus Walkout Starts Tuesday MILWAUKEE...
...The original fight against Kaplan was launched by the Socialist Party and Norman Thomas, and resulted in the ousting of the highsalaried official...
...A strike committee of 15 operators was elected from the floor to push organization work in New York City...
...Barbers report that in many cases generally good- conditions obtained until the coming of NRA, when wages were slashed by the bosses...
...More Information can be secured at the office of the anion, 131 W. 88rd St., New York City...
...Progressive Forces Win in Movie Operators' Union Sherman Out as Chief Organizer...
...We didn't know then, a* we know now, that the law ie like the l&th amendment...
...A walkout which is expected seriously to hamper the company's street car and bus transportation *as ordered to begin early next Tuesday morning by a secret committee of three A. F. of L. unions in tho Milwaukee Electric Company...
...James J. Bambrick, union organiier, showed by affidavits that Alexander Raffan, who had been getting $22 for a 51-hour week in Levy's' office building at 136 Madison Ave., had been fired hecause of union activities, and that other employees had been Intimidated by threats of a similar fate...
...Do two things, build the Socialist Party and get snba tot The New Leader to help MI4 It Covered Button and Buckle Union Prepares for Strike A call to all'covered button and buckle workers to prepare for a forthcoming general strike, "which will abolish forever miserable conditions in their shops," has beep Issued by the executive board of the Button A Novelty Workers Union, Local 132, ILGWU, through Morris Greenglass, manager...
...Get resdy to unionise every button shop...
...A unanimous decision was reached to elect a committee to negotiate...
...The 10 per cent assessment levied by the administration was reduced to Ave per cent, "The Progressive Group Committee, which sponsored the movement for union reform and for aggressive organization activities, calls upon all labor and sympathetic organizations to aid Local 30G in its flght to unionize New York and to wipe out the stain of company unionism which has appeared in the trade...
...An attempt is also being made by Local 8 to organize the financial district, which includes all the area below Chambers Street...
...The union has been attempting to organize the hundreds of thousands of janitors, elevator operators, and other building service workers whose wages and conditions are unbelievably bad, as attested by testimony and affidavits...
...Seattle dock workers are voting on the proposals...
...Let us all take advantage of tho resolution passed by the ILGWU, which calls upon cutters and other workers In dress and cloak shops not to handle non-union made buttons...
...Now that Congress has passed Roosevelt's labor board bill and the President has passed the steel strike buck to Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, speculation is rife as to just how the demand for "strike or satisfaction" is to be stifled...
...One significant thing said at the meeting, indicative of the waning of whatever influence NRA had on labor relations, was the remark of one manufacturer: "Last September [when the union called a successful strike] we thought we couldn't flght unionization because of Section 7-A...
...Urge Strike in East SAN FRANCISCO...
...At a dinner given by the Brighton Beach branch recently, Charles Cohen, representing Walsh, thanked the branch, which was instrumental in helping win the strike...
...Don't be fooled by your bosses or their agents...
...Only at San Pedro was a proposed settlement accepted by union longshoremen, by a vote of 634 to 584, and the pact signed...
...Strikers went on record as demanding that the ILA call out maritime workers along the Atlantic Coast in support of the Pacific strikers...
...The decision not to be caught napping but to prepare for the expiration of collective pacts July 15th, follows the endsof the jurisdictional disputes between the United Textile Workers and the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union...
...We wish to thank Norman Thomas, Jacob Panken, August Claessens, the Labor Committee of the Socialist Party and the Labor Section of The New Leader for their splendid support, for which union members will be forever grateful," committee spokesmen announced...
...They also insisted that the government, which has been heavily subsidizing the shipowners, force the employers to accede to the demands for which the men walked out May 9. STAGEHANDS' UNION THANKS PARTY BRANCH FOR AID Richard Walsh, organizer of the Theatrical Stage Employee...
...Knit Goods Bosses Prepare Real United Front A gainst U nions What is characterized in the knit outerwear market as a "united front" against labor has been achieved < by manufacturers, who, meeting at Hotel McAlpin this week, appointed a committee to combine union and non-union employers into a fighting anti-union force...
...Members Enthusiastic Indications that the United Neckwear Workers' Union will Join the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America in the near future have been met by the enthusiastic response of members of both unions...
...The decision to affiliate follows a move launched some time ago by Edward Gottesman, treasurer of the union, and sponsored by Louis Fuchs, union manager...
...Be ready to abolish tie abuses prevalent In non-union shops...
...Not a single buttonmaker should miss the great mass meeting which will soon be announced...
...Prominent speakers from the AFofL will address you...
...At present, barbers are working for as little as 50 per cent of the Intake of the chair and in some places, such ai the Terminal Barber Shops, for only 40 per cent, It Is stated...
...board of the cutters and makers last Tuesday...
...The proposed peace terms were rejected by a large majority of the longshoremen in Portland, Tacoma, San Diego and this city...
...The committee represents a membership of 1,400 of the utility's employees in the Amalgamated Association tt .-'treet and Electric Railway Employees, the International Brotherhood ~i Electrical Workers and the International Union of Operating Engineers...
...Having voted down a peace proposal approved by Joseph P. Ryan, president of the International Longshoremen's Association, "as the best possible at present,'' the men are making plant to carry on a walkout which hat been marked by a great deal of trouble with scabs and police, whe have been active in attempting to smash the strike...
...Prepare to smash the frameups against our members and officers...

Vol. 17 • June 1934 • No. 72


 
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