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The Sun (Newspaper) - April 1, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioGreater Cincinnati locals report Auto workers 1 Bonny management it in a ers on local arbitration by James Arwood local 392�?uaw while part of Trail mobiles a management was Busy distributing questionnaires on labor management relations and fair working conditions to Union officials another part of management was hard at work on a less pleasant Angle. This came out this wee when Al Eta tics 01 Traisi Oroile i at that time it was a matter of holding Down expenses but now their policy favors arbitrators from far away in order to create As High expenses As possible. They know when to hit below the Belt but on the other hand they distribute questionnaires on lab a management relations and Are somewhat proud of their labor policy. We feel there is need ter. Honesty Between Union 9?d a f. A Ruthc it it i Quot go graft ratify Holiday pay for 218 workers management and Are always will suggested by the Union. Instead j ing to meet management on equal they suggested three different a i terms in an honest and Friendly a iterators of their own. Relations policy. We Are not will the Union had submitted the ins to 8et double talk expense names of three Well qualified padding and such in Exchange local arbitrators from Cleveland the unions method of Deal Columbus and Louisville by. The ing has been above Board. It is Guild rejects wage offer of City papers last minute Bullet in As the Sun was closing this edition the Guild received through the Federal conciliator a new offer from the Cincinnati Post. It was $3.50 for those receiving less than $45 with $4.50 for those Between $45 and $90, and $5.50 for those Over $90. This corresponds roughly to raises Given in Cleveland but the Post was unwilling to establish a top minimum equal to the Cleveland minimum of 97.50, offering Only $93. The Cleveland contract was disapproved by the american newspaper Guild. The fact that a Large number of people in Cleveland were receiving substantially above the minimums accounted for the failure to fight 1 r adequate minimums there Ang reported. The Cincinnati newspaper mid in a heavily Mousey to reject wage Oiler Overall Guild average at the Post. A met ref $�?T04. Made by the times Star and lha times Star averages Are lower pos1, and to prepare for what than at the Post because Only the Ever action May be necessary commercial department is in the to bring successful conclusion to a Guild at the times Star. Edi company turned Down this suggestion and named three other arbitrators acceptable to them from new York Hoboken and Bronx Ville . The reasons of the company to get arbitrators the past but Hope to have a More amicable situation in the future. We have just contacted Harry Childers Home and he says Hel ,. A to to All his friends and Hopes. Then not be acquainted with to we e h to come Back either party or have any know from such a far distance certainly sounded strange. They said a we think that bringing an arbitrator Here from a Distant Point is a Good idea since he would understood that our Union fights hard for its claims but it always fights clean. We have to make no apologies for the unions part in dealing with Trai Mobile in ledge of the background of labor relations Between Bill Kirchner regional director of Law called this an admission of shame for the previous dealings of the company with its labor Force. Since the local has to pay half of the expenses this might be a Way in which management wants to hit the unions Treasury. Many of the soon. We Hope so too Harry. A a Bob Thompson Jias been named temporary committeeman until Harry a return. Lets help Bob As much As we can. A Paul Popovitch fell off a trailer and broke his Arm which Certa ily is Tough Luck since he just returned to work. We Hope he local officers still remember when will be Back soon the company insisted on local i we regret to report the death arbitrators. At that time the a of brother Art Joseph on March same Trai Mobile management j 24, 1949. Art has worked at Trail claimed a you done to have to go Mobile for about 8 years mostly outside of Cincinnati on any a in the body shop. We extend Bonnie Bland s lie buxom babe who s giving you that Gay Grin. Born and bred in Texas Bonnie s a wonderful advertisement for the Lone Star state. Federated pictures our deepest sympathy to his family. Change of meeting place future meetings of local 392 will be held at Art Fellows Hall 5129 Montgomery Road Norwood. The next meeting will take place on tuesday april 12, 7 30 . A a Cliff Thomas a member of Loral 392, Law and Cio for the past six years has now gone into business for himself and opened a wallpaper store in of Briens Ville at 2002 Madison Road. He will feature Rainbow wallpaper and also have steamers and paint sprayers for rent. Cliff used to work at Trai Mobile and we Hope that All his friends and Union members will give him plenty of business in his new store. Trial men and top advertising salesmen Are the Only ones who average anywhere close to the crafts. Hod carriers used by Chipping Negolia icons. The officers were instructed to appoint a steering committee to make these preparations. The committee will prese n t the guilds Case directly to the own i eras an example get $66.40 for ers of the newspapers. It also j a weeks work As compared to will present its Case to the rest j the Guild average of $62 at the of the labor movement and seek Aid in bringing a settlement. If those efforts fail the com Post and $53.80 at the times Star it was pointed out. The two newspapers Are offer Mitilee was authorised to Call j eng increases ranging from $3 to meetings to take strike votes at $5 or week which would not either or both of the newspapers. Be nearly adequate to Correct the newspapers arise largely through refusal of the managements to recognize the skills and responsibilities of the employees represented by the Guild in the wage setup. Despite Many editorials in these papers weeping tears Over the guilds differences with a existing inequalities and would leave the local Guild trailing other major newspapers in Many other cities in this area. The managements also have refused to guarantee to write wage increases into the wage minimums of the contract so the increases could be lost by a turn the plight of the a poor White j Over in employees and further Collar a worker As related to most j inequalities would be created As organized workers the two news new employees advanced through papers now refuse to concede the experience brackets. Meeting of steel District 25 stresses political action Over 500 District 25 steelworkers officers and committeemen of locals in the District were present at Peasley school for a District conference March 27. A Whitehouse District director told members to organize the unorganized if they wished to build a better Union and make the country a better place in which to live. Chief speakers at the conference were Frank n. Hoffman legislative representative of the United steelworkers in Washington and James g. Thimmes International vice president. A i cannot stress enough the importance of help from the Field in our work of urging the passage of the presidents a fair deals into legislation Hoffman said. A your letters to congressmen have unmeasured influence. A congressmen Are impressed with what we did in the election. We must continue to impress them with our interest in what they do by our letters this is the Only Way we can Complete the Job. Quot you elected the congressmen. Now let him know what you think of his position on pending legislation Tell him what you As a voter would like him to do. A a done to be discouraged because legislation Isnit coming out As t fast As we had hoped. Your letters now can Speed this Hoffman placed continued support of Pac and letters to Congress first on the list of what i Union members can do in win j Ning a the life and death fight for fair legislation for the greetings from steelworkers president Philip Murray were extended by James thimmes who told delegates of the United steelworkers program for coming contract negotiations. Thimmes quoted from the history of the United steelworkers in explaining that the gains which this organization and other labor unions made from 1937 to 1947 Are responsible for such legislation As the Taft Hartley act a management a Means of a chief among our Aims this year Are a retirement fund and provision for health insurance. A Man should have these benefits they Are his just rewards for years of service As a the uniform contract for All plants of a corporation despite their geographic location was cited As another aim of the Union in coming negotiations. Invocation at the meeting Wras delivered by or. Witherspoon Dodge Field representative for the National religion and labor foundation. Enquirer election lost by Guild the Cincinnati newspaper Guild lost an election at the enquirer last week after a Campaign during which management issued a letter saying it was prepared to pay the enquirer editorial employees professional asso., a higher rate than any in Cincinnati. After the management letter one was issued by the Seepa also stating it could get the highest rate but the Guild would have to fight for any increase and that pay to Seepa would be retroactive while if the Guild won the election it would not be. The Seepa consistently is been a a negotiating substandard contracts and making More difficult the guilds fight to better the standards for newspaper workers in Cincinnati. Present Seepa minimums for reporters Are $75 a week As compared to in Guild s minimum of $85. That their White Collar workers should be rewarded in line with their skills and responsibilities Guild officers said. John Clippinger of the firm Taft Stettinius and Hollister who represents times Star management in the negotiations argued that White Collar workers should not be paid As Multi a because their work is More he used As examples of workers More deserving Hod carriers and miners. The Guild replied that it is thoroughly in favor of Good living wages for Hod carriers miners and other workers. But it also feels that employees represented by the Guild reporters advertising salesmen artists photographers stenographers circulation men Etc. A should be rewarded in line with their educations and responsibilities. The average pay for Guild representation in the newspapers is lower than any other organized Craft in the plants. All the other crafts enjoy a 37%-hour week while the Guild works 40 hours. Adjusting the pay Scala to 40 hours work these Are the comparative newspaper wage averages a Guild $53.80 at the times Star an Overall average and $61.16 for journeymen $62 As an Robert Stevens is Guild president Art Koenig negotiating committee chairman and Rollin h. Everett executive Secretary is the negotiator. James Burnett Heads the times Star unit. Coopers shoes shoes of the entire family la Mill Street Lockland. O Phil s men s shop men and boy s Iveas 3152 Madison re. Oakley it horse shoe cafe Dick Lang. Prop. Tasty foods Beer wine Buquor 312 Benson Reading Ohio i earn Beauty culture c. I. Approved Day amp evening classes Milady Academy of Beauty culture 434 Elm Street a 1739 �?�?�7 c. V

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