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The Sun (Newspaper) - August 29, 1947, Cincinnati, OhioLabor Day edition 1947 Call to political action vol. 7, no. 19 August 29, 1917 is message on labor Day a 32-Page labor Day edition a Call for political action immediate forceful and sustained was contained in the labor Day messages of All Cio leaders local and National. Faced by the threat of the Taft Hartley Bill to halt Union organization and weaken collective bargaining Union the Cio headers say members and All depend upon gives you a Lily week a 32-Page labor Day Edi t air a a of the largest 3un which has Quot been printed in its history. Ions their leaders and members stories of labor history and analyses of the economic and political events of a year which a free labor movement has been threatened. By Philip Murray Cio president american workers face an unprecedented Challenge on this labor Day of 1947. The Taft Hartley act was designed to wipe out Many of the gains that organized labor made those who during the past several decades. Prosperous the wage hour was weakened so that it lost much of its u Ciul a to of f it. In press ions next year the Lead-1 ers warned. Registration $1 contributions to Pac and votes for progressive in it also you will find greetings extended from Many candidates wherever and when j Cincinnati business firms and industries in recognition of Ever there is an election Are lathe importance Union labor plays in maintaining the pros bobs three potent weapons in re peril of the Community through promoting Good wages and Buking a Congress that forgot purchasing Power. Its pages Are a testimonial to the fact in this Effort for a prosperous Community labor and fair minded business men have a common interest. This Issue is printed in two sections. In the second Sec it icon you will find the regular Sun features. Small business applauds drive against High prices to the Rescue Washington up a atty. Gen Tom c. Clarks Promise to and full organization throughout prosecute conspirators who keep prices soaring in the food clothing Cincinnati for participation in to and housing Field won Quick approval this week from the Natl fed Leal state and National elections a ration of Small business inc. Nosb pres. C. Wilson harder wired his congratulations to Clark and said a present precarious economic situation is direct result it 40 years of inadequate antitrust Law enforcement resulting in up building of tremendous business concentration. This concentration must be harder also said his membership was heartened by a your Promise of More effective penalties for anti Trust violators. Civil procedure and nolo contend re no contest pleas have outlived their the welfare of the people to further the Aims of the National association of manufacturers. Philip Murray Cio National president and Jack Kroll National Pac director have stated that successful political action starts in the shops and precincts and the defeat of reactionary political machines at every level. William Black local Cio presi of the nati0n. Dent has called for the carrying j funds of governmental Agen out of that policy by immediate j cies which might have been of real assistance in providing facts by William h. Black president greater Cimin Mati Industrial Union Council never in the history of our country have the working men and women been challenged to defend their Freedom As they Are today. In our great country we fight our Battles in a democratic Way the ballot Box with our vote. A % a voting age can claim that he or she believes in free la Bor unless. Friends and neighbors to be absolutely sure that they Are properly registered to vote. A Large majority of the legislators in Washington who represent the people claim that by Vir Philip Murray Ness to the lowest paid workers and personnel to Aid in the col continued on Page 161 Truman praises a a free workers Washington a up a Hail ing the contribution that free working men and women of the ii. S. Have made to american Progress Prosperity and leadership pres. Truman in his labor Day message for 1947 called on labor to work together with a men bal Itene management for the a oium on Good. Such cooperation he said a in a spirit of honest concern for the welfare of All the people will Speed the Day when strikes and lockouts Are discarded and will safeguard labors Freedom to solve its problems without restrictive government making no direct reference to the Taft Hartley Law which he vigorously denounced in his veto message in june Truman said Congress Early in its next session should work to raise minimum wage rates enact an adequate system of health insurance and broaden coverage of the social Security act. A workweek longer than 40 hours Means More injuries higher absenteeism and less efficient a a Bureau of labor statistics by revealed. William h. Black tue of their being elected to office they have been Given a mandate to return labor in free America Back to the slave labor Days of the past. Since these legislators Are of continued of Page 151 defeat reaction is Kroll s plea Washington a up a a Call for american workers to use labor Day to pledge a themselves to unceasing work for the repeal of the infamous Taft Hartley Law and for the election of a Congress responsive to the needs of All the american people a was labor Day v Pac Day pled feb Jack Kroll sounded Here by Jack Kroll of the Cio political action committee. Kroll recalled that a millions of Consumers and tenants Are anxiously watching their meager savings dwindle because Congress stripped them of the last vestiges of rent and Price control a and Tea attaud on Page j

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