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The Chronicle (Newspaper) - February 15, 1968, Cincinnati, Ohio2 the chronicle thursday february is 1968 minutes of the Cincinnati Al Cio labor Council note a locals arc advised to notify the Cincinnati Al Cio labor Connell of changes in local delegates or officers in writing. Send promptly to 10is Vine st., room 520, Cincinnati Ohio 45202. The regular february meeting of the Cincinnati Al Cio labor Council was held wednesday evening. February 7, at the Sheraton Gibson hotel. The meet was gave led to order by Council president Oscar g. Lee with a Call for a pledge of allegiance to the Flag. This took a bit of imagination since there was no Flag in the room. Speaking of rooms we were evicted from the Sheraton room where the meeting was scheduled because of a convention. The meeting was held in the Patio room on the roof floor where we had a shortage of chairs space coat Racks Ash trays water and audio for the Public address system following a Roll Call of officers a motion was adopted to dispense with Reading of the minutes of the january 3 meeting. Minutes of the executive Board meeting held january 31, were read and approved. Several new delegates were welcomed and sworn in. Secretary reports executive Secretary Sheehan reported on communications received. These included a request for labor support in Selling Advance tickets for the american Bowling Congress which opens saturday february 17, at the new convention exposition Center. It was explained that this event will bring several million dollars into the City while in Progress until april 28. A a a done to buy Appeal was reported from the amalgamated clothing workers resulting in an Effort of new Orleans members to secure a contract. The Appeal was directed against Deans Gate clothes. A. H the Point was made by brother Bulach that the Cut strike had provided dramatic demonstration that Cincinnati teachers who Are Cut members Are no a paper he apologized for taking four Days schooling away from the children then compared this with some forty Days which the school administration had taken away from them rescheduling classroom periods. Brother Joe sepate act officer in the Cincinnati area and the executive Board of the Council told delegates that Deans Gate garments were sold at Shilliton and the Gentry shops. He said efforts were being made to have these stores withdraw Deans Gate items mostly sportswear for youth. Cope conference called announcement was made of a Cope area conference to be held in Cleveland March 21, for Ohio and Michigan labor. Delegates were urged to Send a represent Tive of their own organization to that conference. Another a a done to buy request came from Al Cio president George Meany about Kingsport press books and publications that have been produced by non Union workers for Many months. Scho boards in the area have been contacted and asked not to buy Kingsport publications. The Council delegates voted unanimous support of a Resolution proposed by the executive Board requesting the Ohio Al Cio to endorse John j. Gilligan in the primary election for Ohio a democratic senator. See Resolution and comment on Page 3. Accepting the recommendation of the executive Board the Council approved these members to form an election committee Harry Haake chairman Daniel Koons Al Trippel Toni Giordano Ralph Bates Willa Mae Bolden and Fred Sohmer. Nominations in March in Accord with the recently updated Council Constitution Nom. A nation for Council officers will be made at the March meeting and the elections held at the april meeting. President Lee gave a resume of the excellent meeting conducted by the heart association of southwestern Ohio inc., that was jointly sponsored by the Cincinnati Al Cio labor Council. He said that the informative saturday morning meeting on february 3, was depressing because so few Union people attended. Brother Lee commented that if Cope endorsements did no to get any More support than was Given to the heart program then we deserve elected Public officials who Are anti labor. Under a reports from unions the Council heard a brother c a Bulach Council Delegate from the Cincinnati teachers Union express thanks to All unions for their support of the recent Cut local 1520 strike. He extended special thanks to Al Van Hagen staff director of of some District 51, and their local 232 members and to Stan Inman business representative local 20, into i operating engineers. Both of those unions worked closely with Cut and respected their picket lines faithfully. A brother John f. Mccarthy Council Delegate from typographers Union 3, reported that his membership would Check into the printing of the advocate a knights of Columbus paper now being produced in a non Union shop. A brother Charles Miller Council Delegate from due local 757, proposed a moment of silent prayer for Gilbert Hamilton who was killed january 22 when hit by a truck crashing through the picket line at the Entrance to the Evendale Formica Plant where he was on duty. President Lee called for the delegates to stand and observe a moment of silence. Brother Miller then reported that mediation had been restarted in the office of mederal mediator Wendes and due local 757, officers and spokesmen for the Formica corp. As that bitter strike moved into the ninth week brother Miller stressed the importance of the Appeal made by the Council for financial Aid for the hard pressed strikers. Delegates were informed that Union contributions should be sent to Howard Elliott treasurer local 757, 715 Reading Road 45215. A sister Ethelrie Harper president of of some local 1543, urged delegates to write letters to members of the Ohio state legislature in support of . 458, a Bill which sets up guide lines for collective bargaining for Public employees. President Lee and executive Secretary Sheehan reported on efforts to secure More labor representatives on Public and private boards in accordance with a Resolution adopted at the january Council meeting. It was reported that no official position would be taken by the Council regarding the present City transit problems until a meeting could be arranged with Brothers Sheehan Bates and Henderson and those advocating Public ownership of the transit system. Health plans studied Council was told of a study now underway relating to the development of expanded health and welfare programs which local unions could Institute. Guidelines for this study Are based on a recent Washington meeting attended by brother Sheehan As a guest of the health education and welfare department. A recommendation for action will be made upon completion of the study now being made. It was suggested that delegates urge their members to write in support of Ohio . 30, a Hill to establish the right of teachers to vote for the bargaining agent of their Choice. On All reference to Bills now pending in the Ohio state legislature see legislative report a continuing feature on state legislation in which labor has an interest. It is on Page. There being no further business the Council was adjourned at 9 35 . Pos offices Are closed thursday the Fountain Square Post office downtown and All Post office stations and branches will be closed on thursday february 22, 1968, in Observance of Washington a birthday. Postmaster Joseph j. Scanlon announced that there will be no delivery of mail and that no window service would be provided. Mail collections will be made on posted Holiday schedules. The postmaster noted that special delivery service would be provided. Meet Tim Brauns Letexi Iamb so emr. Million As he takes a Bow at the Washington Celebration. Grand Lodge rep. Justin Ostro applauds when Tim appropriately enough says a i feel like a million a i am a Millionth member from Page 1 As a a truly momentous and Long awaited Milestone in Iamb a 80-year history. He recalled that Iam was founded in May 1888, by 19 rail machinists who gathered in a locomotive pit in Atlanta a. A a in a shoppers guide for service and neighbourhood shopping Kwik kafe of Cincinnati Complete vending service a a d pm automatic am a retailers of Cincinnati of America Complete food and refreshment service phone 242-2860 downtown Ernest s men s shop thirteenth and Vine streets work clothes to size 60 Oakley the Oakley paint amp Glass co. Serving the Eastern Hilts for Over 40 years k3078 Madison rd., Oakley phone 871-5036 exclusive Cincinnati life Mil distributors of Kurfees paints Kurfees Valley Cooper s shoes 109 Mill st Lockland 821-9742 Ralph e. Rockenfield inc. Ford sales and service always a Nice selection of used cars we service All make of Cara 7725 Vine Street 761-4460 opposite Carthage Fairgrounds 3091 West Galbraith re. Cincinnati o. 45239 phone 522-8738 for information and service Norwood a refrigerators a television a furniture a stoves a washers Norwood s 100% Union store appliances of Norwood inc Bill Wissel Bill Schwartz discounts to Union members 631-3100 4708 Montgomery re a Norwood Walnut Hills w. Mack Johnson funeral Home 1309 e. Mcmillan phone 961-0474 Western Hills Mariner s 2 shoe stores serving Western Hills for 37 years 4102 Gunnoy at Gishey. Fit -14s1 we a tem Mil a phase. 461 �4907 open evenings til f . Sure they have imagined a 1-million member Union growing out of the seed they planted a Siemiller said. Meany congratulated Iam on its growth but also pointed out that the Union a did no to wait until it got a million members to serve its purpose. Through the years he said a it has made a tremendous contributions to the labor movement. A single Union or an entire labor movement Meany continued is not measured by a its numbers but by what it does for its members the Community and the nation. In America he noted nearly All progressive legislation enacted Over the years a bears the Label of the Union movement even though it benefits All workers and the nation not just those who Are members of labor in the . Has always believed a that what is Good for the country is also Good for its workers a Meany said. A the Al Cio and its members Are making a contributions to helping labor in other nations Meany declared a because we also believe that what is Good for other workers in the world is also Good for Wirtz told Braunstein that he is a lawfully Lucky to be an Iam member. A i guess id like very much to be the 1 Millionth member of this Union or i guess id like very much to be the shop Steward who signed him a he said. If an individual worker a is going to mean anything at ally in the plan of things a the has to be represented a Wirtz said adding that no member of the Iam or any onion stands alone. A a there san Opportunity in what labor stands for to make this country what All of us want it to be a Wirtz concluded

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