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The Sun (Newspaper) - August 26, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioPublished by the greater Cincinnati Industrial Union Council the a mme sum a Liberal w be owned by its readers vol. 1 i no. 15 29 il�0 k9 1 i. Vlaho 0 j i Cincinnati Ohio entered As second class matter june 30, 1944 at the Post office at Cincinnati 2, Ohio under act of March 3, 1879 August 26, 1919 Surprise visit o upsets plans of left Wing at local 757-ue we arc reporting on last sunday s meeting of be local 757 in detail because of the great interest of Cio members in this affair after it made headlines in the daily press. Editor. A thrilling personal Victory for Larry Williams financial Secretary of electric 1 v local 75 e group of off tors he leads in the local was the result of the Surprise visit to Cincinnati of Cio Secretary treasurer James Carey sunday. A a a pcs Carey whose visit caused headlines in Cincinnati s three daily newspapers spoke at a meeting of the local at which delegates to the International convention were upheld with a tremendous ovation by members present. The unofficial meeting was called by a group of five members of the local including Mackinley Davis president Maedine Rist Secretary Helen Ferguson chief Steward. Call to the meeting was not made until three Days prior to sunday when a leaflet was distributed at the Gates of the Formica insulation co. By the group. The group called the meeting according to the leaflet to acquaint members with issues facing be on a National District and local level. Force support members of the local told reporters that it was the gen eral belief among the membership that the meeting had been called to take some action either to Force convention delegates to support the present administration in the International or to take Steps to discredit them thus causing their suspension from office. Delegates elected to attend the convention Are Larry Williams Robert Quade vice president and Luther Richmond. Mckinley Davis also was elected. Name calling Williams in particular and Quade have been victims Ever since their election As officers in january of criticism by certain leaders who charged them with disruption and company favouritism. Since this same spirit of name calling pervaded the leaflet announcing the meeting members Felt that a show Down was near it Vas reported. The show Down occurred but Wras obviously a Complete defeat for the group which called the meeting As was evidenced by their Surprise when some 40 be members from Dayton Mansfield and other cities in Ohio entered the locals meeting Hall Early sunday afternoon. Among this group were leaders who had recently put a halt to alleged left Wing domination of be locals throughout the state. When Carey entered the Hall just prior to the Call to order and took a seat in the first Row of chairs Victory was assured for members of local 757 who had come to the meeting hoping to have questions about their leaders answered for them Quick change speeches showed evidence that Hasty changes were made by the group which called the meeting following Carey a arrival. Lem Mark land president of Uez a District 7 Council w to was principal speaker according to the Agenda spoke but a few minutes saying he did not come to debate Jim Carey and did not even know about the meeting until the Day before although the announcement of the meeting stated that it had been called at the request of Mark land. Another scheduled speaker Helen Ferguson repeated accusations against Williams and Quade in a forty minute discussion of the condition of the local. Louis Torey International representative for be in Cincinnati told members that the test of a Union Man is whether he does Good for the Union. A Jim Carey Jim Kraft Robert Eisner William snoots Jim Hawkins and other of the uninvited guests Here today have not contributed to the betterment of working people. I Challenge them to prove this statement false a Torey accused. Carey Speaks up in a scathing denunciation of be International officers Carey answered Torey in a statement accusing the International a executive Board the be newspaper and the whole International staff of communist domination. Quot acceptance of communism Means treason to the United states and destruction of democracy. Quot i helped to build this Union and i helped to write its Constitution and i will not stand by and see it undermined by the Lou storeys end Lem Mark lands in be. Quot we want a u Ecio not a be up meaning communist party. We want to build be into the kind of Union it started out to be. So. Members of local 757, instruct your delegates to do the right thing at the International convention Carey urged. Carey a statement that the present International officers would not be around after the convention to sign non communist affidavits As the executive Board recommended at its last meeting was greeted by a Roar of applause from the members. Opposes left Wing Larry Williams who As financial Secretary is full time officer of local 757, took office in january when for the first time the continued on Page 41 1 \ i steel fact finding Board Murray denounces Industry conduct before Board opening three Days of rebuttal testimony before the presidential fact finding Board Here pres Philip Murray of the United steelworkers Cio charged aug. 23 that a Sel Industry spokesman a remark was a an insult both to the High office and to the per the u. Mui ment by pres. Clarence b. Randall of Inland steel co., who said that pres. Truman took a extra Legal action and attempted to a repeal collective bargaining in appointing the at the same time. Murray said Randall implied that Truman took the action at his request because of a a political Quot this charge reflects both upon the president and upon myself Quot Murray said. Quot i can say for myself that there is no truth or substance in this statement. I cannot of course presume to answer for the sounds like Hoover Murray termed Randall a remark a one of the most incredible Public announcements since Herbert Hoover predicted grass would grow in the streets of american cities if Franklin d. Roosevelt were elected to the presidency in 1932.�?� according to Murray the state ment by Randall was designed to divert Public attention from the question of whether steelworkers Are entitled to a wage boost and other benefits. In Public Ligrest the Industry from the , the Oleader said has dispute examined in the Public interest. In Washington it is ironical. Murray added to hear the term a labor monopoly used by representatives of one of the most monopolized industries in the u. S. In the labor movement Murray observed had he witnessed such a terrific vituperation to by the representatives of the steel Industry in this Cio urges action on social Security before recess declaring that the broadened social Security Bill now before the House would relieve much human suffering and Supply a billion dollars in purchasing Power where it is needed most the j Cio aug. 24 asked members of both houses to pass the Bill before i going Home. A a part of the emergency legislation for checking recession preventing depression and restoring stable Prosperity a declared chairman. Emil Rieve of the Cio full employment committee in a letter to All House members a action on social Security on Extension of unemployment benefits on the minimum wage and on other related economic measures j is of vital or 6000 reported favourably by the ways and Means committee would increase monthly survivors payments from $25 to $45 or $50, increase coverage by 11 million persons provide insurance against total disability and give $256 Mil Lions in Federal Aid to Public As distance and welfare programs. Canco steel negotiators extensive social insurance a. Partial a agreement was r e ache d Between the United steelworkers of America and the american can company during their recent negotiations at san Jose calif., a1 White House steel District director announced. The company agreed to pay in full for an extensive social insurance program. This program will consist of a life insurance policy for every member As Well As weekly sick and Accident benefits. It will also take care of surgical and medical hospitalization of All workers. Agreement also was reached i on a common termination Date s for All contracts covering 32 plants of the company. Further meetings the bargaining period was extended to september 30 As to allow further talks on a general wage increase and pensions plans. A Date for these talks has been set and they will Start september 19 Here in Cincinnati. Jim Robb chairman of the bargaining committee and director of District 30, a1 Whitehouse director of District 25 and representatives of All 32 steel locals agree on program involved will participate in these talks with the company in Cincinnati. Labor Day edition next weeks Issue of the Sun will be a special 32 Page labor Day edition. If any local wants extra copies of that edition please inform us promptly and we will increase our press run. All contributors to the Sun must gel their copy in As Early As possible. Monday is our deadline. Rent control endangered by heavy Cut in funds the future of rent control within the coming few months was left in considerable doubt aug. 22 As the Senate permitted a greatly reduced appropriation for the office of the housing expediter to go through after the collapse of a last minute fight to increase the figure. The Light had been led by sen. Paul Douglas a 111. After housing expediter Tighe e. Woods had announced that he would have to decontrol one third of the nation s rent areas for Lack of funds to administer the Federal rent Law. Organized labor rallied to Douglas support. The Illinois senator withdrew his amendment to increase the $17 u million appropriation to $216 million however upon being assured that the expediter would continue enforcing the 1949 rent Law. It was pointed out in debate that a major part of the enforcement work is processing landlords applications for rent boosts. Although rent control is being ended in a number of areas every week and the National work Load for the Ohe is shrinking from a geographical viewpoint the number of cases to be processed is increasing. Douglas said the Ohe had received 198,000 landlord petitions in four months under the new Law compared to 160,000 in the last four months of enforcement of the 1948 Law. Supported by sen. Irving Ives j a n. Douglas tried to argue that foes of rent control had pledged to give Woods More funds next Winter if he runs out of Money before the end of the fiscal year. Several republicans said however there was no such understanding among then. It appeared they expect the Ohe to trim its sails and stay within its appropriation while Douglas and Ives expect Woods to need More Money within the year. From Woods statements As Well As from the Senate debate it appeared the Prospect for tenants would be 1 a stepped up program of decontrol of rent areas 2 a. Slash in staff of area rent offices and 3 a deficit in the Ohe which will bring a new appropriation fight Early in 1950

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