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The Sun (Newspaper) - December 9, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioThe published by the greater Cincinnati Industrial Union Council vol. 12 no. 4a Liberal Cio weekly owned by its header autoworkers file petitions for pm Union shop the first move toward the biggest National labor relations Board election in history was made december 5 when the Law Cio filed a petition for a Union shop Section among the 265,000 employees of the general motors corporation. Locally this election will of Chevrolet and Fisher iit1 jul Pitt and Hamilton. Union officials of local 074 and 233 will meet in Hamilton with de Hellkamp. Sub regional Law director in order to begin an intensive drive to solidify the membership and prepare Tor the Norb election which will probably be held in february. Hellkamp announced that t. A. Johnstone director of the pm department of the into. Union will be present at this meeting and will discuss the drive in detail. Over 30% Johnstone submitted petitions bearing More than 136,000 signatures of pm workers to the Norb regional office in Detroit. This was far in excess of the 30 por cent of eligible employees required by the Taft Hartley act which makes an Norb conducted election prerequisite to bargaining for Union Security. The election which will be conducted in More than 100 general motors plants All Over the country. Will be by far the biggest operation of its kind Ever undertaken by the Norb during the Agency s existence. Oppose the Johnstone took the Opportunity again to restate labors opposition to the Taft Hartley act. A this election will provide the people of the country with another example of the sheer idiocy of the Law. Not Only must the Law Cio spend an enormous amount of time and Effort on this election but the taxpayers will have to pay a heavy Bill for style note i Dpi Ohio nil entered As second class office at Cincinnati 2 s matter june 30, 1944 at the Post o 101 1. Ohio under act of March 3. 179 let Coli Liber a 1vtv organization drive under 8ri?ime6uild Tito. It a up will address Ivay in steel District 25 Cincinnati meeting a1 Whitehouse director of steel District 25 announced plans this week to organize a Large number of workers and Many plants within the area of District 25 that come under the jurisdiction of his Union. Targets he said that drives already under was Quot inn All at a a include the Cincinnati milling machine co. In the Dayton area the National Cash Register company is the main objective As Well As the Aramco steel corporation in the Middletown Hamilton area. In most cases these and other plants included in it is drive have either no Union at All or have a so called a Independent Union. A the employers in this area Are known to be the most reactionary and viciously anti Union in the nation a said Whitehouse. A therefore we have already spent much Money and Effort in this crusade which is our number one Job in this District organizing the reassignment Whitehouse added that he would devote three fourths of his time next year to the drive and Quot was also reassigning his Field representatives. As from now Only Arthur Bishop William Black Frank Hardesty and a1 nor by a expenses in such a huge undertaking All because some industrialists and members of Congress were so foolish As to believe that unions did not really represent the True sentiments of a similar election held in june 1948, among the employees of the Ford motor company resulted in 88,943 workers voting for Union Security with Only 1,241 against. Johnstone said that preliminary discussions with Norb officials indicated that the election would be held some time during february 1950. Frank h. Bowen Detroit area regional director of the Norb will be in charge. Jordan will service local unions unions will be needed if we Are All other members of the staff to be successful in this crusade a a of District 25 will Aid Whitehouse in the organizing drive. Teamwork a the help of All officers committee men and members of local Whitehouse concluded a so please secure a Supply of our application cards and get Busy signing up All and every worker in All unorganized plants near your company or in your pics ignores big program for breaking up monopolies Sam Eubanks executive vice president of the american newspaper Guild will be a guest at the dinner meeting of the Cincinnati newspaper Guild wednesday night dec. 14, at the Gibson ballroom Robert Stevens Guild president said this week. By Nathan Robertson Washington la a the daily newspapers have almost completely ignored one of the biggest stories that has broken in Washington recently the drafting of legislation to break up the giant monopolies into smaller companies. It also has ignored another big Story that the experience of the securities and Exchange commission in dissolving the huge Public Utility holding companies has resulted in a let in break for the stockholders in those companies. Their securities Are Worth much More today than they were 14 years ago when the Law was passed ordering them broken up. There is a close connection Between these two stories which the daily newspapers have played Down. Both stories were broken by the Celler committee of the House which has been investigating monopolies. And the new legislation a for breaking up the big Industrial giants a is a direct copy of the legislation enacted by Congress 14 years ago which has been so successfully operated Good of the country in other words the Celler committee now has legislation a a based on 10 years of successful government experience a for breaking up big monopolies into smaller companies for the Good of the country and even for the Benefit of the stockholders in these companies. This is rather big news even to a hardened old Washington correspondent. But it did no to get into the newspapers at least the newspapers most of us read. It was important enough to be thoroughly covered by the financial and Trade papers that businessmen read. They know All about it. But the Public which would Benefit most if the legislation were enacted has not not seen told about it. Biased the most extraordinary thing about this is that the newspapermen were present when the Story broke. But they preferred to write their stories not about this Bill but about the testimony of other witnesses the president of one of the big insurance companies who denied of course that there was any danger in big business and warned the Federal government to keep its hands off the insurance companies. There Wasny to any real news in this big businessmen and insurance men had been saying the same thing for Days. But the reporters knew what their papers preferred and they wrote their stories that Way. Just As one example of How the press handled the Story which broke before the Celler committee dec. 1�?is typical. The Washington posts Lead said a president Thomas i. Parkinson of the equitable life insurance co., urged the Federal government yesterday to keep hands off the insurance the Post Story then went into detailed coverage of what Park cont med on Page 41 Eubanks will speak briefly at which starts . A i no business meeting will be Brief and most of the evening devoted to music entertainment and a get acquainted session for Guild members from All i three units Eleanor Bell arrangements chairman said. Nominations nominations of candidates for 1950 Guild offices also will be made at the meeting. A nominating committee under the chairmanship of Jimmy Miner Post sports department is completing slates for the election i which will be in january. Guild contracts the membership also will act on the question of reopening Guild contracts. Those with the times Star and the Post expire on March 1, and that with the record on May 1. Final Guild clinic session was i tuesday night with a discussion of general problems which had j been raised at the various depart mental clinics. A contracts committee is to Start drafting proposals. Kroll recommends electoral re a rms to All Pac units clothing local Renews tie company agreement the Cincinnati joint Board of the amalgamated clothing workers announced this week that their agreement with the Beau Brummel tie inc., has been renewed for one year. Members of local 241, at a special meeting december 1 ratified the renewal which was negotiated with the company by Jack Kroll mgr. Act joint Board Arthur Hartman associate manager and Walter Grainger business agent. Resigns wearing ored sport a Cap and Bright col shirt and carrying a immediate action on a sweeping program of electrical reforms designed to eliminate bars on voting and a Sun clutter the democratic process has been recommended to the 585 state and local political action committees by Cio Pac director Jack Kroll. In a letter to All local units of the political action organization Kroll called attention to the Resolution adopted by the Cio convention in Cleveland on november 2. This Resolution outlined a four Point program for revision of registration Laws abolition of gerrymandering adequate pay for state legislators and direct and open primaries. It also called for abolition of the electoral College revision of the Senate rules to Cane. Pres Truman strolls to the prevent filibusters and an end to Beach at key West fla., on the the seniority system in the House Way to the firs swim of has 3 state programs week Winter vacation. Federated pictures the letter to state and local pics urged that the program be adopted As part of the state programs that will be presented to state Legislatures next year that candidates by queried As to their stand on the program and that working alliances be formed with other Liberal groups on the basis of the electoral reforms. A the program of Cio Quot the letter said a and the program of the Liberal forces in America generally is firmly based on Confidence and Faith in the Wisdom and Good judgment of the american Quot it has made Progress Quot the letter added Quot when that judgment was expressed at the polls and it has suffered setbacks Only when people failed to exercise their franchise a we must therefore redouble our efforts to remove the barriers that prevent the people from going to the polls. We must work unceasingly to keep the processes of democracy uncluttered by senseless restrictions. We must continue to keep alive and vital the fundamental principles on which our government is Lead reforms the letter paid tribute to the work of the state and local pics in Awakening both major political parties to the importance of registration and voting and in eliminating the political Boss from the american scene. In calling for additional work to bring government closer to the people Kroll said a it is fitting that we of Cio Pac should take the Lead in fighting for these reforms now. We have always been and we will continue to be in the forefront of those working actively to perfect our form of government and we shall never cease to labor in this David Lilienthal has resigned As chairman of the atomic Energy commission. For 20 year a government employee he announced he was quitting to return to private Industry. Federated picture

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