Paterson Strikers Appeal for Aid

Paterson Strikers Appeal for Aid Silk Workers Still Out; Immediate Aid Is Needed p) i 6 Paterson silk strikers have * sent out an urgent appeal for Idp to all labor organizations, iffiliatfd...

...His plan presents definite and serious dangers, not the least of which Is the approval it has received in official circles...
...Arthur Hayday, the British delegate, pointed out in a spirited speech that Herr Leuschner was not appointed by the German Government but by the organized workers of Germany...
...I am myself a member of this governing body," he continued, "but I cannot conceive of any circumstances which would compel me to vote with the government of my country if I did not agree with it...
...Out of a total vote of 263,094, the C.C.F...
...The C.C.F...
...polled 82,845, running second to the Liberals, who polled 113,812...
...They, need coal...
...by only one member in the last legislature...
...Independents, 3; Unionists, 1; United Front (Communists), 0; C.C.F...
...Liberals, 5,926...
...The' strikers have been out ten weeks and, despite stories to the confrsrv in the capitalist press, the strike is not on the verge of lettlement- The appeal is seconded by Jacob Panken, chairman of an auxiliary committee aiding the kjlk strikers, who represents the striking silk workers throughout the country, and bjr Norman Jhomts...
...It may be because more was expected of it than in the nature of things it could do...
...We are feeding thousands of families every say- We stress this point to make Ssr fellow-workers throughout the sation realize the importance of living us immediate help...
...11.0...
...having very good chancea of making two more gains...
...We are now in very desperate Mod of immediate funds...
...That proposal, if adopted, will ban strikes, which the Socialist Party has always held are the most powerful defensive weapons, next to the batlot, that the workers have...
...Up to the present the Manufacturers have not decided as to whether they will abide by the decision of the N.L.B...
...They gained six, retaining the old one, now holding seven seata...
...At the recent federal by-election at Mackensie, Sask., the official results were: Conservative Party, 1,641 votes...
...is also making sensational progress in the Province of Quebec, the most backward province in Canada...
...This is the sort of thing which explains the bitterness which day by day increases among the masses of the workers...
...Swope's plan, that big business be authorized to manage the industrial life of the nation with a minimum amount of government supervision, would Inevitably lead to Fascism...
...Labor was represent...
...The results speak for themselves...
...But labor itself has been responsible for those gains...
...Ths National Labor Board has Ivutdsd down a decision that the runufacturers should settle the strike with their workers, paying the weavers an average of $25 a week and other crafts a proportionate increase...
...Norman Thomas' statement reads: "As chairman of a committee of labor unionists and others deeply interested in the success of the strike of the Associated Silk Workers, I wish to call to the attention of all labor unions, fraternal organizations of workers, and friends of justice everywhere, the fact that the silk manufacturers throughout the east are trying to defeat the decision of the Labor Mediation Board and starve the silk workers into submission by delaying from day to day any formal action oh the settlement proposed by the Labor Board and accepted by the strikers...
...It is also due, in part, to the failure of the officials in charge of the administration of the act to Invoke, soon enough and effectively enough, the penalty provisions of the act...
...The winter is on them...
...CCF...
...Their children need milk...
...Mr...
...Injunctions are issued denying the silk workers the primary rights of assembly, freedom of persuasion and peaceful picketing...
...Those who do ; not want to see hunger made a dictator in this great conflict will join in demanding that the manufacturers accept the terms of the . I Labor Board and in aiding to the best of their ability the cause of the strikers until a settlement is mu!c All contributions in aiJ cf the strikers will be handled promptly through the office of the American Federation of Silk Workers, 201 Market Street, Paterson, N. J. "I speak with pretty fair knowledge of the entire country when I say that this is one of the most important strikes...
...Wins the Place Of Official Opposilion In British Columbia By Sol Berssaa (Special to The Mew Leader) MONTREAL.C.C.F., the Sooperative Commonwealth Federation (the recently formed Socialist federation of farmer and labor groups), becomes "official opposition" in the Province of British Columbia, receiving one-third of the votes cast in the election held last week and gaining six seats...
...Swope...
...Members of the dissolved organizations are forbidden to reorganize under any other name...
...Parades and ballyhoo were not sufficient...
...Nor can I possibly visualise the possibility of a British Government in such a nervous state as to compel me to...
...with Socialists regarding organisation plans In helping workers take advantage of the collective bargaining provisions of the recovery act...
...SOCIALIST CHAIRMAN 0NSW0PEPLAN WASHINGTON^ Sceptical aa they are of the ability of th* NRA to make economic improvement either adequate or enduring, Socialists prefer the NRA with all of its infirmities to the plan proposed by Gerard Swope, Leo Krsycki, national chairman of the Socialist Party, declared here...
...It is up td the labor movement to make this fight its own...
...It was pointed out that this charge was never brought against him before in the many years since his ministership...
...The immediate problem of the strikers is as always the problem of relief...
...Property of these organizations have been seized and turned over to the authorities...
...But with all of its weaknesses and shortcomings, laborltes and Socialists prefer the NRA to the plan brought forward by Mr...
...Nazis Dissolve Many Sport Organizations HAMBURG.In Its fight against the steadily increasing tide of antiNazi underground work, the state government has announced the dissolution of 58 sports organisations on the ground that they are hostile to the interests of the new totalitarian state...
...The employers are attempting to drive the workers back into slavery...
...Leuschner, the delegate elected by German labor to represent it at Geneva before the Nazis came into power, was arrested for opposing the German Government at this year's International Labor Conference...
...Comrade Panken said: "The 50,000 strikers in the silk industry have acustomed themselves to starve, but refuse to give up the fight...
...Socialists, 7; deferred, 8. The Conservative Party did not officially have any candidates...
...They are scattered in small towns...
...They are now in the 11th week of the strike...
...Victory is apparI sntly within our grasp and this waiting game played by the manufacturers appears to be their last desperate attempt to defeat our jrorkers...
...Even the minimum wage is not being paid "by the sweaters...
...The NRA has been a great disillusionment to millions of workers," said Krzyxki...
...Immediate Aid Is Needed p) i 6 Paterson silk strikers have * sent out an urgent appeal for Idp to all labor organizations, iffiliatfd and unaffiliated...
...C.C.F., 4,812...
...The elections for six more seats is still to be held, the C.C.F...
...The main benefits derived so far tie in the gains in membership registered by trade unions, and for those gains Socialists are grateful...
...During his stay, Krsycki conferred...
...United Front (Communists), 173...
...The facts have not been fully presented by the press which has allowed the opinion to go forth that the strike has been settled and which has not given news of the tactics of the manufacturers...
...The distribution of seats follows: Liberal Party, 80...
...Now, however, after publicly announcing this reason for his arrest, the Nasi government has seen fit to change the accusation to "maladministration" when Socialist MinUer of the State of Hesse...
...The Conference adopted the following declaration: "No member of the governing body [of the I.L.O.] elected by employers' or workers' delegates to any conference should be interfered with in any way by reason of action taken in his capacity as a member of the governing body...
...This action en their part leaves the General Strike Committee with its hands tied "It would be a tragedy not only to ourselves but to the entire labor ¦ovement," says the General Secretary of the American Federation *f Silk Workers, "to allow our workers to be starved into return lag to the mills...
...A number of members have been arrested and sent to concentration camps...
...PROTESTS THE ARREST OF LEUSCHNER ¦THE International Labor Organt* zation has vigorously condemned the action of the Nasi government in arresting and imprisoning the German delegate, Herr Leu tenner...
...He goes on to urge all labor organisations and those sympathetic t> labor to send in contributions...
...Labor must come to the support of the children of the striking silk-workers...

Vol. 26 • November 1933 • No. 20


 
Developed by
Kanda Sofware
  Kanda Software, Inc.